Vauxhall Astra puffs smoke

2002 Vauxhall Astra Problem

Ref#12875
CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 sxi
Year2002
Ownerjohnnyone
Posted01/06/2012
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why my astra 1.6 sxi puff some when running in idle,but drives with no smoke at all ive changed coil pack n plugs last week.
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain


Solution 1
Witty | Driver | Since: Feb 2011 | Posts: 12 | Fixes: 718 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Keep a check on oil and water levels. If water level is dropping, then it could be the head gasket on the way out...


Posted on Saturday 2nd of June 2012
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johnnyone | Driver | Since: Jun 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

hi my water level spot on,just oil lamp always flashes but checked oil n topped it up last week,only smokes if im stood for bout 5mins but only happens when ive drove for hour r so .


Posted on Saturday 2nd of June 2012
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Solution 2
Witty | Driver | Since: Feb 2011 | Posts: 12 | Fixes: 718 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

If oil light is flashing then it could be a faulty pressure switch or oil pump...


Posted on Saturday 2nd of June 2012
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johnnyone | Driver | Since: Jun 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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you think i should do presure switch first or vise versa thanx.was gan do valve stem seal but would that be waste time.


Posted on Saturday 2nd of June 2012
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Solution 3
Witty | Driver | Since: Feb 2011 | Posts: 12 | Fixes: 718 | View Garage
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I would try and get the oil light sorted first. As for the puffs of blue smoke, you will not know until you strip down as to whether it will be valve stem seals or piston ring seals...


Posted on Saturday 2nd of June 2012
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