Vauxhall Astra Knackered?

2000 Vauxhall Astra Problem

CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 sxi
OwnerTaffy Duck
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My daughter allowed her car to run out of oil, she said that the oil light came on and then the car stopped. It would not re-start after new oil was put in. My question is, is there some sort of safety device fitted to the car to prevent the engine seizing up? Or is the engine likely to have been knackered?
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Solution 1
creeder | Driver | Since: Feb 2010 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 128 | View Garage
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hi taffy duck does the engine still turn over also check that the cam belt is ok and not snapped you should also make sure that the oil is the recomended oil. as with vauxhalls if the oil is to thick this can lead to trouble with the hydrolic tappets not filling and this could cause starting problems it may take some turning over to start. on the other hand if the car just stopped and will not turn over it could be totally seized and knackered

Posted on Monday 16th of April 2012
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Solution 2
mrg | Driver | Since: Apr 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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hi,if youv run it low on oil its cream crackered! I done it in a 05 corsa and it was dead..the oil light gave me 20 secs warning and went bang! its a bad fault but makes them money..get a 2nd hand one from scrap yard and a good cheap man 2 fit it.worst price..200 for engine,150 to fit.all the best..

Posted on Monday 16th of April 2012
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