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    Thumbs down 2006 Vectra C oil prob - dealer no help !!!

    Got a vectra c 1.8 sri 2006 plate, done 32,000 miles, bought in march 2008.
    Had probs with the oil light coming regularly. Topped up with anything from 2 to 1 litres every 1000 to 1500 miles.
    Been to see the vauxhall dealer 3 times now and they say its a 'normal issue' with vectra c petrol models and expect it to keep doing it.

    I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the same prob?

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    My 08 1.8 Design hardly uses any - topped up once ( 1/2 litre ) in 9K

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    thats an aweful lot of oil to be used in such a new engine i know the handbook says thats normal but im sorry i do not believe so is there any leaks/spots on your driveway

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    never ever had an issue with all of my prev owned vauxhall cars.
    think i am being 'fobbed off' - just dont want the warranty to run out and then they say......"ah yes its this prob and its gonna cost ya"

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    no leaks, plugs are sparkly clean and no dirty clouds from exhaust.

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    When was the last time you changed the oil?? I read on here giving it a complete new oil change would sort that problem out,just done it myself on my 1.8 non vvti,used to use a little oil too,worth a go for the cost of oil and filter,hth.......

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    cheers for reply

    the second time i took it in to VX garage they did full oil change but its still happening - maybe to a lesser extent but still occurring.

    will give the filter option a try.

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    Is your stealer in the oil production business? I change the oil in my pre-fcelift 1.8 every 6k with 5-30 and do not top up again until next oil change. Even the VX book only states 0.6 of a litre per 1000km and they always give a high reading to cover themselves and yours is way over - back to stealers while in warranty is active perhaps contact VX HQ Tech Deprt to get something in writing to present to the stealer.

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    have you tried a different stealers or why not try and do it yourself

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    1-2 litres per 1000 miles? Crap, mine's got quite a messy and consistant oil leak and it's only used 500ml in 4000 miles.

    There's definately something not right - I'd be on to Vauxhall Customer Services in Luton.

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