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    Oil - How Much do you Use?

    Hi Guys,

    How often do you have to top your oil up?

    I topped mine up the week before Xmas and again today?

    Is this about right?

    I have a MK4 Astra 1.6 8v

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    Never had to top mine up, whenever doing oil changes the same amount comes out as i put in , 90k on the clock in my 1.8.

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    Time really doesn't explain alot, how many miles have you done, and how much are you topping it up by?

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    I've a 2001 plate 1.8 SRi

    Bought it when it'd done 111245 miles
    now done 113180

    mainly do 6 mile trips to work and then back. Didn't notice any real difference until i took it on a 90mile motorway roundtrip, sitting at 60mph.

    Level is probably somewhere about half-way now.

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    Cool thanks for ya feedback

    Well i go to my In laws everyother weekend which is about a 100 mile round trip

    Also my folks once a month which is about a 200 mile round trip

    also i drive to work everyday not that far really only about 5 miles but im lazy!

    Plus other random journeys to the park etc so i do around 600 miles per month a mix of Motorway (70MPH) and local (30/40MPH)

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    i used to have a 1.6 8v and it never used any oil, until i started a quite short commute in winter
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    My 1.8 didn't use any in the past but now can use a fair bit but it just because I rev up 7k ish now.

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    when doing 300 miles a week the 2.2 used to drink the stuff, no top up now in 5 weeks, only drive it at weekends...
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    My 1.8 16v 2001 SRi uses abit now days, thats half the reason its replacement engine time..

    Then again, its done over 160k, never had any engine work other than just general maintanence.

    Plus driving it hard really doesn't help..

    If i drive it steady it doesn't tend to use too much oil, i can do a few hundred mile and it have used very little..

    If i drive it hard all the time, it gets hardly anywhere in comparison and will have used loads of the stuff...

    I guess part of it all comes down to how you drive the car, if you drive it hard they all tend to use abit, mine just uses loads but it must be nearing the end of its life.

    Got to take it easy now though as the clutch is finally giving in, then again its the original which has covered over 160k so not bad considering alot on here don't get no where near that out of a clutch

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    dont vaux say something stupid like 1l to 1000 miles, dont use any on mine but change it every 6 mths or 5000 miles

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