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    Default How much oil do the 3.2's burn?

    I'm on my second 3.2 vectra and the first GSI used to display the orange oil top up light after a few k. The engine was on 72k and i used to top it up and another couple k it came on again. I just thought it was that engine and never thought much of it.

    I've recently got another one this time an sri 3.2 and it's on 57k and does the same thing. It's apprently had a new engine recently which makes the engine lower than 57k.

    is this normal on the 3.2?

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    Mine did'nt burn any ?

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    Mine doesn't use a drop between oil changes which are every 10-12k miles. Now on 73k miles .

    Three ways you can lose the oil - leak, burning it or head gasket.

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    No leaks, no visable burning and nothing in the header tank. I haven't topped it up since i got the car last week so i might just do an oil change and keep an eye on it. Might be low from the previous owner

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    Never had to top mine up in 2 years and about 35000 miles. Touch Wood!!!!
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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    Havnt topped mine up at all..done 15k now in it and oil is still light brown colour..

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    Cheers. I'll do an oil change and fingers crossed it's ok.

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    Sounds like my 2.2, that likes a drop of oil too!!
    Cheers Pete

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