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    Oil consumption

    Our Zaf Gsi needs topping up with a half a pint of oil every thousand miles or so. Is this normal? Its not dropping oil on the floor so i can only assume that its burning it off some how.

    My V6 vectra doesn't lose any oil by comparison.

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    Mine doesn't use a drop. I'd get it checked out if I was you.

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    mine neither and I have put 90k on it so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Mine doesn't use a drop. I'd get it checked out if I was you.
    I did by WJ Kings in Bromley and they came back saying that it was within their expected tolerance.

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    Half a pint. Is that quarter of a litre?

    If so thats nothing, manufactures tolerence is about 1 litre per 1000 miles, so your well within that. Mine uses at least 500ml every 1000miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSD0025 View Post
    I did by WJ Kings in Bromley and they came back saying that it was within their expected tolerance.
    Thats my local VX garage!!.

    U ever used their parts centre?. Normally operated by a guy with a attitude problem!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creditz View Post
    Thats my local VX garage!!.

    U ever used their parts centre?. Normally operated by a guy with a attitude problem!!
    Ohhhh yes. I know the one.

    Went in there a couple of weeks ago and asked for the price of a heavy duty battery for my V6 vectra. He went off a got one, put it on the counter in front off me and shoved a bill for £56+vat in front off me. When i asked whether i could get a discount as i am a member of the Vxl Sports Car club he starts moaning about how i should have told him at the beginning as he now had to do a credit note and re-issue an invoice for £36+vat.

    I wanted to point out to him that i had only asked for the price of the battery and it was he who, assuming that i was going to take the battery at the inflated price, had printed off the invoice but given the huge reduction in price i just said fine, paid for it and left.

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