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#132577 - 10th Jun 2006 12:04pm Oil Leak
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well me car has got an oil leak smack and its goin in on tuesday 2 get looked at and hopefull fixed. it doesnt look good tho the oil is pissing out the top of the engine. need 4 new tyres aswell smack smack smack smack pain in the arse.
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#132578 - 10th Jun 2006 1:43pm Re: Oil Leak
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pissing out the top? out of where? could simply be a rocker cover gasket,cheap as chips and able to DIY. OR is it coming from the block/head joint?
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#132579 - 10th Jun 2006 4:02pm Re: Oil Leak
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not sure mate but just after i brought the car it had a leak so i took it back to the garage and had it fixed under warranty they said it was the rocker cover so it could be leaking again
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#132580 - 10th Jun 2006 6:11pm Re: Oil Leak
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God damn vauxhall engines, there is a rule with the red top engine, if it isnt leaking oil then you have a problem.

I beleive that the eco-wreck (lol) engine doesnt have this problem. i would say the head gasket hasnt been seated properly. i wouldnt think its anythink major if the car is running fine.
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#132581 - 10th Jun 2006 6:54pm Re: Oil Leak
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itll be the rocker gasket again i reckon,is it getting replaced under warranty?? cos if its the head gasket its not gonna be cheap
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#132582 - 10th Jun 2006 7:40pm Re: Oil Leak
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no warranty ran out last month so its on my head. seems to be quite a lot of oil tho and it only leaks when i drive it. frown
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#132583 - 10th Jun 2006 8:07pm Re: Oil Leak
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it better not cost more than a 100 quid coz i just cant afford it
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#132584 - 10th Jun 2006 8:38pm Re: Oil Leak
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The Vectra XE engine is common for the camcover gasket to leak, and when it does it floods the spark plugs - Once fixed you will notice the performance you should have.

It wont cost more than 100, am not sure but a new gasket from Vauxhalls should be no more than 20 and then Id allow the same for labour. Its an easy job, only part they need to be careful of is how to remove the oil bcos you cant remove the sparkplugs and 'drop' it into the cylinders really - I used to use old rags and try and absorb as much as I could out, then using the same technique I 'blew' it out with an air line
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#132585 - 11th Jun 2006 2:33am Re: Oil Leak
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it wont be an xe in a vectra it will be an ecotec

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#132586 - 11th Jun 2006 2:25pm Re: Oil Leak
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Well you get what I mean, even if am not clued up on Vauxhall engine codes - Could have sworn they done a XE and a XE1 in the Vectra's tho (My dad had the XE1)
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#132587 - 12th Jun 2006 1:14am Re: Oil Leak
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jus making sure no trying to put u down i know that u know ur shit on fords an i jus know i bit on vaux motors not loads but jus enough. it will be an ecotec which the engine code may be similar but the engines are very diffrent. if i was you johny vectra id go to a motor factor an buy ur self a gasket an see if u can do it ur self an save 80 dont think it wud be the hardest job i had the rocker cover of my xe an put it back on an its quite st8 forward shud invest in a hynes manual

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#132588 - 12th Jun 2006 11:25am Re: Oil Leak
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the red top engine is the C20xe the later version is the X20XEV which is what is in the vectra sri140
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#132589 - 12th Jun 2006 7:49pm Re: Oil Leak
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Rocker cover gasket is piece of piss to remove mate and i really do suggest u do it urself,or maybe even join the midnight bodging club and do it down the rock with a few members to make sure u do it right. And deffo make sure the top of the plugs are clear of oil and crap, i used a long screwdriver with paper towels over the end to clear my spark plug area after the engine had been sat poorly covered for a few months
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#132590 - 13th Jun 2006 11:09am Re: Oil Leak
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its in garage now so hopefull it will be ok happy
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#132591 - 13th Jun 2006 11:17am Re: Oil Leak
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scoop you nutter i would do a bloddy rocker gasket at the rock. maybe my brakes or a zorst but never any engine work incase it went t1ts up
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