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Vectra c 2.2 sri oil problem

My car is a vectra c 2.2 sri 2002 model it seems to be using more oil than it should it does not appear to be leaking and i have only seen a small amount of smoke from the exhaust when i reverse there seems to be no contamination of the oil and water any ideas

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  • scouserjohn Nov 11, 2008

    thanks i thought it might be stem seals or guides i shall get it checked out soon.

  • scouserjohn Nov 11, 2008

    thanks about to get it checked out soon

  • A Mayers May 11, 2010

    how much oil per 3000 miles or 5000km?  



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Per previous post. A quart in 750 miles would be extremely high.  A Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera driven hard doesn't use this much unless it's motor is toast, and it is practically a race car.  You should expect at most a quart of oil consumption for 3000 miles.  A quart of oil in 750 miles is a quart EVERY OTHER tank of fuel, and would indicate a motor that needed a rebuild long ago (or seals, guides or rings).  BTW, If you can see smoke in the read view, it looks much worse when someone is driing behind you.  STP or changing to the next higher weight of oil are short term solutions that may help you not leave a trail of smoke.
If you need valve seals, maybe that's it,  but if you need guides, the rings are probably near shot too, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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Anything more than 750 miles per quart is a sign the valve seals and or the piston rings are worn out and not sealing anymore.

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