Vauxhall Agila using oil

2003 Vauxhall Agila Problem

CarVauxhall Agila 1.2
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Hi, my 2003 has started to use alot of oil, i have gone up in oil to 10w40 as was suggested, i have also done a compression test, 3 cylinders were at 200 and the 4th was at 180, the instructions for the tester said take the average and it should be no more than 10% out, the lower of the 4 cylinders had a black sooty deposit on the electrode to the spark plug, would this indicate the piston ring/s have gone? many thanks NIC
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Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Solution 1
roywatkins | Driver | Since: Mar 2012 | Posts: 1 | Fixes: 66 | View Garage
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it does suggest the rings are worn , or if the car is smokey esp when starting , the valve stem oil seals may need replacing

Posted on Monday 23rd of April 2012
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