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    Default 1.8 coolant + oil loss

    Just a question I've had for a while but put up with.
    How much oil is acceptable for a 1.8 to use?
    And I've started to use a bit of coolant, prob 500ml every 3000 miles? Seems very excessive me although I get no 'mayonnaise' when looking in the filler cap or poor running from the car. Man....the more I think about it given my recent posts my car seems like a right lemon...gutted!!!

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    The 1.8 can use about a half litre of oil every 5000 miles..prob even a bit more if the engines done a few miles..they are designed to use a little oil..providing it's not noticably smoking or leaking then it may just be something you'll have to keep an eye on..

    the coolant could be radiator seals....not unknown, and more likely than a headgasket..BTW, the oil and water don't have to mix for a headgasket to be gone..it's perfectly possible to just have a water leak into the combustion chamber..running may not even be noticably affected either... a coolant system pressure test will tell you where it's going and a cylinder leakage test will tell you if it's a headgasket..

    yes, the water use is excessive.. my GSI has done 30,000 odd miles now and never needed a topup at all....

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    Eek

    Cheers once again Gsi.
    I've just about got myself happy with the oil consumption, I was really concerned when I started with the car. I consulted the dealer, they said that oil I was using was acceptable I just couldn't believe them at the time, as always I felt that they were trying to pull a fast one but I guess they may have finally been right!
    Only just started to use a little coolant (lasy 5k), as I say I don't even notice it on the road. Given what I've spent trying to sort the car in the last 10 months I think I'll live with the problem unless it gets a load worse. I worked out (excluding normal maintenance) I have spent nearly 800 squid!!!

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