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    Hi,

    I had my Coupe Turbo serviced on the 4th April but today on the way home the oil level warning came on. I left it around 1.5 hours to cool down and then checked the dip stick. It was nearly empty, none of the sections had oil on them? I have topped it back up now but am very concerned where the oil has gone to in such a short period of time.

    There is no smoke or oil patches on the driveway.

    Any ideas?

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    did you check the oil when it left the garage?

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    they prob under filled it thats all
    they should have 4.25L of oil in them
    thats what i got out of mine at the oil change last weekend

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    It was my uncle who serviced it, he owns his own garage. He did have a lot on that day and the car did need a fair bit doing so maybe he did under fill it. I'll call him tomorrow.
    I have just checked around the oil filter too and no obvious problems around there although its hard to see lying under the car.

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    dont worry about it
    just keep a eye on the oil thats all mate

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    Mine is using just under a litre to about 1000 miles (give or take 100) this is excessive usage in my book, but normal as per vaux specs :| hoping a full change with slightly better grade oil will sort it.

    Just keep an eye on it mate, the 'check level' appears when the oil level is just about off the dipstick, so provides adequate warning, keep an eye for obvious leaks and see how you get on
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    since i changed to 5w/40 i dont tend 2 lose much oil at all,last oil change was around 6-8wks ago and still pretty much at the max

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    How much do Vauxhall say is normal ??

    My coupe turbo hasn't lost any oil in over 25k miles and 2 years.

    I've changed the oil 4 times but it has never used any at all.
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    My uncle has told me to top it up to max and then monitor it. Will have to see how it goes. Its strange how I can see no smoke or leaks, its go to be going somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieF View Post
    How much do Vauxhall say is normal ??

    My coupe turbo hasn't lost any oil in over 25k miles and 2 years.

    I've changed the oil 4 times but it has never used any at all.
    1 litre over 1k miles is top end of vauxhalls 'norms'

    Personally, I dont think that is good
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