My Astra Mk4 1.6 16v has pritty much packed in!!
BASIC PROBLEMS... ( drinking oil, white smoke out of exhaust, engine cutting out, engine shaking! )
Think my problems started few months ago when i ran out of petrol, and the only thing i had on me to fill up was a cleaned out 1L oil bottle! so thought would be fine... anyway got back to the car filled her up set off fine.. 2mins down the road there was white smoke pouring out my exhaust.. anyway filled her up with £45 of petrol to try thin it out, which it did after 3hours of reving the ***** out of it to clear it. seemed fine few days later it started to cut out, jerk around 40mph carried on for a few weeks as the garge couldnt find anything wrong and it past MOT! only thing was it seemed like it was burning alot of oil..
then last week, came to turn ignition on and smoke just piled out the back, my engine started shaking like hell, and would turn over but only if i keept my foot on the accelerator and as soon as i take it off it cuts out!
my first thought was headgasket or piston rings. but thers probebly a few more that i wouldnt know about as im only an amatuer.
cant aford to spend £600 odd on havin a garge fanny about with a new headgasket that might not even be the entire problem......
so decided to have a crack at it myself, and got a few mates who know what there doing and if i get stuck can call on them.
So basicaly im just asking you guys for a good head start on what plan of action i should take..
All help would be Massively appreciated!!!! =)