Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 08:43:19 -0000
From: "Andy Hookins" <andrew.hookinsnopsamamnopsamodata.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 2.2 tid oil consumption


"dave gore 2002" <dave.gore2002nopsamin.net> wrote in message news:_rAba.5$dl4.4937nopsamfep1-win.server.ntli.net... > Dave g asked > > I have a MY2001 9-3 2.2tid 125bhp and before I got it I had heard about the > erratic shall we say oil consumption on the diesel engines but between when > we got it in September last year and the 18000 mile service in January it > didn't use any oil even though the check oil flashed up on the SID once, but > the check oil came on again last night and the level on the dipstick was > just above the low mark, it was only serviced and obviously (I hope) had an > oil and filter change on January 18th but is it anything I should be > concerned about having used no oil in 4 months and now whatever the > difference between full on the level and just above the low mark which I > guess is about 1 litre or so in just 6 weeks? > > ta in advance > > Dave > > Are you sure that it has actually used that amount of oil i.e. did you check the level just after it was serviced? Assuming you haven't noticed oil dripping on the floor it's just possible that whoever serviced the car was a little shy with the amount of oil he put back in it. I would top it up and check the level at least weekly for a while. Hope this helps. AndyH

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