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my 1.2 drinks loads of engine oil ,dont know why . i have put in like 4 litres in the past 1000 miles or so :-(

no smoke from the back

engine oil colour is black is that as usual ?

any help will be appreciated !!

what could this susgest ? headgasket gone?

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well not that much ...btw my brother was driving it today and then all of a sudden the car slowed down and engine management light came up....had no throttle response .turned it off and started it and it was fine.
 

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lol maybe but still its drinking too much oil .shouldnt drink that much.can it be that beceause im changing the gear late and take the rev high ?
 

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revving high does make it use more oil (i think)
used to have this problem when i first passed...
 

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Are you using decent oil or some cheep stuf? some people have found using better quality oil has stopped the hevy use of oil.
 

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if your oil has gone black, get a oil change done with a good filter and good oil

if the headgasket was gone you would be loosing coolent aswell
 

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Heavy right foot mate, thats all it is....its a 1.2 at the end of the day. Not a 2.1, I ragged mine round like fcuk when I first passed and it flew through oil, fcuked all the hydrolic tappits and the timing chain! Slow down mr...
 

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could be oil vlave stems whatever they are, my mums does it, apparantly they can get stuck open with dirty oil if the oil has not been changed regularly and causes oil to enter the combustion chambers and burns it off, just wait for the HG to go mate if it is the valve stems as it is a total engine rebuild to get them done, just keep topping it up mate
 

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I suspect its just getting blasted thru the breather hoses and burnt up...any signs of leakage? Put a cardboard sheet under the car overnight if in doubt. It's generally if you're revving highly. Mine used to rev to 7000rpm so used to use a little. If no weird smoke from exhaust and coolant is ok you prlly just need to nurse the throttle a little.
 

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Hi. it's quite normal for modern engines to consume a small amount of oil.
If you look in your handbook, it will state a " normal " amount in there.
Consumption will vary from engine to engine, depending on its treatment in its early life.
Regular services, and the way the car is driven are an important factor.
The upper cylinders require lubrication in the combustion process,
a little oil passes through the oil control piston ring during this process.
This is burned along with the petrol - air mixture.
If the engine bores or the rings are worn, excessive amounts of oil will enter the cylinders.
this then burnt and produces lots of smoke through the exhaust.
Also there may be a problem with the valves, usually worn valve seals or guides.
This problem isn't as big as the cylinders being worn, however some specialist work is required.
The valves and guides would need to be examined by a specialist automotive workshop.
If found to be worn and out of tolerance, the guides would have to be replaced.
Also best if the valve seats were re ground and the seatings ground too,
new valve seals are usually included in the head gasket set.
When these seals wear, oil passes between the seal and valve stem, then drops into the cylinder.
This can happen when the engine is stationary like overnight, the engine then can be a little difficult to start ( oily spark plugs )

Make no mistake, all engines use oil, people say that their engine oil level never alters.
In fact it does, the loss in oil is made up by water and other bi products of the combustion process.
This is why the oil becomes dirty and needs to be changed.
Always use genuine Vauxhall oil and filters, very often cheaper than the local shop too.

The last time I overhauled a cylinder head on a Corsa B was about 5 years ago.
The bill was about £150.00 including the gaskets, all the valves were re ground and re seated.
All new guides were fitted, and I supplied 2 exhaust valves which were burnt out.
This price is of course having stripped and delivered the head to the specialist.


Hope this helps ?


Regards - Wessy

ps Of course they maybe more simpler reasons as Chino above suggests.
The engine breather pipes would be first on my list to check and clean.
These block up and increase crankcase pressure, resulting in the failure
of the main crankshaft oil seals etc.
 

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My 1.2 just back from a major overhaul. New gaskets all round, no leaks, fresh oil. After 500 miles timing chain started getting noisy, twenty miles into that oil light came on. Topped up, no issue. Imo, just pushed the old girl too hard.
 

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Welcome to CCUK, Simon. Try to spot old (>12months since last reply) threads before adding a reply as most, if not all, of the people in these dead threads have sold off and moved on now.
 

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If it emits blue smoke when accelerating, piston rings, if it emits blue smoke when decelerating, valve seals, thus without seeing it and without having more data
 
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