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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vectra c 2.2 sri oil problem
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.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
timing cover has marks on it,line it up with pulley,remove pulley and cover,check to see if any marks on camshaft.un do tensioner.to be sure make your own marks
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
SOURCE: 3000rpm vectra
The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.
Posted on Sep 04, 2012
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