Vauxhall Astra loss of oil &heat from engine

2005 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra 1.6
Year2005
Ownerstevelowrie
Posted30/12/2016
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i am using lots of oil when i go above 60 miles a hour and it get's very warm inside can't see any smoke anybody got any idears.

Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1539 | View Garage
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Compression test and oil pressure test.
you have to find out where the oil is going.
it could be heat generated by failing oil feed.


Posted on Friday 30th of December 2016
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stevelowrie | Driver | Since: Dec 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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cheers that makes good sense cheers.


Posted on Friday 30th of December 2016
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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Some of those Vaux 1.6 engines were notorious for oil usage .Vauxhall said 1 lt every 1000mls was acceptable . Have you had the timing belt replaced as per schedule ? If not and it's worn / stretched , timing may be out causing engine to run hot also .


Posted on Friday 30th of December 2016
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stevelowrie | Driver | Since: Dec 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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had the timing belt done when the piston rings where done.


Posted on Saturday 31st of December 2016
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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Having seen your second post with more info it would have been replaced then .


Posted on Saturday 31st of December 2016
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stevelowrie | Driver | Since: Dec 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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yes the timing belt head gasket piston rings oil filter all done about six weeks ago as i said it's a lovely car to drive apart from the heat off the engine and the loss of oil.


Posted on Saturday 31st of December 2016
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