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    Oil Comsumption

    Hey guys

    Driving a 00 1.6 16v SXI and just wondering how much oil they normally use up and i how many miles? Mine seems to have used up almost a full loads in about 2000 miles since i bought it. A problem perhaps??

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    I think a 1 litre every 1000 miles is acceptable according to vxl.

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    yeah thats what Vx recommend but the 1.6 16v is particularly well known for this. Some owners report no oil consumption whilst other report a hell of a lot. I wouldnt say its a problem - more likely just one of those things, a "characteristic" of the engine some might say!
    Obviously monitor the consumption and if it is excessive then get it checked

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    I thought it might just have a high consumption normally. But wasn't sure whether or not my engine was having a 'mare!

    I'll keep an eye on it and try keep it maintained.

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    My '00 Astra 1.8, @ 77,000 miles, uses less than 0.25 litre in 5,000 miles between changes, having been run since new on 0W-40 Mobil1.

    Vauxhall specify 0.075 litres / 100km as acceptable for '98-'00 petrol Astras - this equates to 12.0 litres per 10,000 miles!

    In 20 years of Vauxhall ownership, I've never had a car that used more than the Min-Max qty between oil changes - in other words I've never had to top-up a Vauxhall.

    Other owners get much higher consumption than me, but 12 litres / 10,000 miles must surely mean the engine's on it's dying breath.
    Maintains:- Vectra Design 1.9CDTi
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    mine uses a bit aswell but ive been told this is normal on the x16xel

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