Smokes on start up when cold

Asked by Sep 20, 2008 at 03:14 PM about the 2001 Vauxhall Vectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vectra 2.6 V6. When starting up from cold it smokes (oil). I've been told either valve stem seals or guides. Anybody any advice to any tests that could find the cause? If the guides have gone, is it a d.i.y job  or a specialist?
Tanks in advance
J-P

2 Answers

orite m8 i work for a vauxhall main dealer the best way 2 check for the oil burning is 2 do a consumption test fill the oil to the top mark then do 500 miles if it has dropped significantly then the engine will need stripping for further investigation (not a d.i.y job m8) bare in mind that most engines burn 1ltr of oil every 1000 miles so below the half way mark and it will need work done. if it doesnt drop much i wouldnt worry about it. hope this helps.

hi there try www.migweb.co.uk they will be able to help u out.

Your Answer

Vauxhall Vectra Experts

  • #1
    GeoffDavis
    Reputation
    320
  • #2
    SHANE3767
    Reputation
    280
  • #3
    Steve Gibson
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Vauxhall Astra
414 Great Deals out of 7,518 listings starting at £495
Used Ford Mondeo
149 Great Deals out of 2,340 listings starting at £390
Used Ford Focus
603 Great Deals out of 10,840 listings starting at £395
Used Vauxhall Corsa
389 Great Deals out of 8,567 listings starting at £550
Used Vauxhall Zafira
59 Great Deals out of 1,357 listings starting at £695
Used Volkswagen Golf
540 Great Deals out of 9,314 listings starting at £850
Used BMW 3 Series
433 Great Deals out of 6,426 listings starting at £1,000
Used Volkswagen Passat
135 Great Deals out of 2,306 listings starting at £600
Used Audi A4
154 Great Deals out of 2,123 listings starting at £895
Used Toyota RAV4
45 Great Deals out of 988 listings starting at £1,490
Used Jaguar X-TYPE
23 Great Deals out of 398 listings starting at £895
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
372 Great Deals out of 5,541 listings starting at £895
Used Skoda Octavia
165 Great Deals out of 2,348 listings starting at £800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.