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    Burning Alot of oil MK4 2.2?

    I have had my car around 3 Months now and do around 1k a month, The Dealer did an oil change before i bought the car and levels were fine. Checked the level last night and there was only a little bit showing on the dip stick.
    I Bought some 15-40 semi syntetic magnetic and topped it up, Checked again today it hadnt made any difference so have just bought 4 ltrs and topped it up.

    I was going on the reccomendatuion of halfords for the oil so that was prob wrong.

    Also is it common for these engines to burn alot of Oil?

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    Check for an oil leak mate, sump plug being a common culprit. If your burning alot of oil you should be able to see it because you would have blueish exhaust smoke and your spark plugs would look like crap

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    Its not got an oil leak as there is no drips on the drive the zost is nice and clean not much carbon build up and dosent smoke at all when reeved standing still?

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    600ml per 1000 miles is the official oil consumption for Vauxhall engines. There's 1 litre between Max and Min on the dipstick.

    So, chances are you're still below that 600ml threshold.

    What milage is on the car?

    Semi synthetic is fine for the 2.2, though Magnatec is crap oil.

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    Is the oil consumption on vauhalls higher than other makes of cars? Vauxhall told me the same thing about consumption of oil.. every what 1000 miles you're meant to lose so much oil..

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    Cheers for the Advice.

    The mileage of the Car is 42K, What oil do you reccomend to use?

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    Vauxhall's own semi-synthetic, or Fuchs Titan XTR 5W30 are what I'd use, with preference to the Fuchs. You'll get it in almost all motorfactors.

    There's a "Which oil???" thread in Technical Help section which would be worth you reading.

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34192

    and

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40002

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