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    Oil Consumption on Mk5

    I have a 54 plate Mk5 Astra with the 1.4 (petrol) 16v engine. I have been monitoring the oil consumption and I was looking for some thoughts. A few weeks ago I put in 1.45 litres of Oil, and noted the mileage (55515), today I checked the oil again and it was low. It took 1 litre of oil and it has done 57129 miles. I have been using Vauxhall 10W40 (semi synthetic) oil.

    I am starting to get a bit concerned as in 1614 miles it has used a litre of oil . The car is due an MOT & service soon, so was wondering if you think I should mention this to the garage.

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    it could mean that the valve guides and or valve stem seals are begining to wear, had a ford once and that used oil a litre of every 400 miles, if it is this may cause it to fail the mot

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffmaster View Post
    I have been using Vauxhall 10W40 (semi synthetic) oil.
    There's your problem right there. You should be using 5W30 fully synthetic in all Mk5 engines.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Thanks, I will get it change at the service in a few weeks.
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