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    oil help pls !

    hello,ive had a gsi mk4 for years now,iam not the best with a turbo car,as all i do is drive it hard,dont warm it up or let it run when i get home.....its been ok,but now it is useing oil,so not so good.

    so wot i would like 2 know is do ur gsi use oil much? my car has now done 60000,i got it with 15000 .pls help!!

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    The ideal oil changing period for me, 8000km. Cause it is not important just for oil's specifications destroy also for your engine. Oil is cleaning your engine too. So if u change earlier, u can have clean engine. There can be some reasons of your car using so much oil, first check your turbo. But cannot say exactly reason. U must find it or go2 service and check it somewhere...


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    oil is ur last worry mate

    you've probs killed or at least seriously fecked ur turbo having not allowed it to cool down correctly etc

    having said that the original LET turbo appears to have an average life expectancy of about 60k so ur probs bang on target for a new blower

    for gods sake though, start to treat it with some respect is my advice

    regular oil chages help - i do mine every 3k with top nothch fully synth 10w40

    use 10w40 semi from vauxhall on trade club (join AOC as a full member to gain the discount) and youll get 4 bottles (ie 4x5lts) for £28+vat as opposed to the retail price of £25 for just 1 bottle.... filters only work out at £1.50 each so u can easily afford to change it more frequently

    Just my opinion of course

    Mine doesnt use a drop of oil - engine was fully rebuilt 10k miles ago, new turbo etc and had about 8 oil changes since.

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    but the car still going very well at the min,so dont think the turbo is on its way out!!! just not sure where the oil is going!!! hav u got a vxr turbo then?

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    yeah - but theres a lot of units failing too - personally i put it down to them being incorrectly fitted

    also, vxl dealers no longer supply LET blowers - all new turbos from vxl are the vxr/LEH ones

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    so just because my car is useing oil,do u think its the turbo going then? or could it be because i drive it 2 hard?

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    i couldnt say - thats why im gonna step aside and let sum1 else take the reigns

    my knowledge of turbos is fairly limited

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    Check something no one can say exactly your problem is turbo...May be some gasket leak may be somethingelse...


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    thanks for ur help,will just hav 2 see wots happens with it,i'll change the oil and then see how long it gose 4,turbo would be alot of money

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