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    Quick Dipstick Question (not me, the oil level)

    Check the oil level every week as Im paranoid because my last 2 Corsa's have gone through oil surprisingly quickly. However, the oil level (after wiping the original level off, reinserting for a more accurate reading) is past the second notch and a bit up the curly main 'shaft' if you like. Is this too high? If its too high surely it should be burning off the excess?

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    The dipsticks on Vauxhall diesels are shockingly bad. What you've got sounds similar to mine, which I know is at the correct level.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    Ah ok, am i correct though in saying if it was too full it would be burning it off slowly to compensate, with some black smoke?

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    Oil burns blue. Black is unburnt fuel.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    mine says its over fuel but no blue smoke but 4.8 litres in engine etc when changed but its more
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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