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    2.2 Oil loss help

    I have had my 2.2 coupe since January and recently the engine started to tap. It turned out there was hardly any oil as I did not realise the warning light was for pressure not the level.

    Anyway when I realised it needed oil I added 2.5 litres of castrol that was approximately 2.5 months ago. Today I had to add 1.5 litres as it ran out again.

    Can anyone tell me if I change the oil how much do I need to put in to be near the maximum level?

    Would I be right in thinking a change and then monitor the consumption would be better than carry on topping it up?

    There are no signs of leaking anywhere.

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    Hi mate,

    IIRC its 4.75l in the 2.2 and 4.5 in all the other Vauxhall engines.

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    mine drinks too mate, most dont but i guess we are unlucky! mine will use about 3-4 litres every 5k miles
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    5 litre capacity in the z22se. i use quite s lot of oil anyway. and in the manual it says the allowable limints are 1/3l per 800 km which works out to be 1l per 1000 miles.
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