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

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Smokes on start up when cold 2 answers

    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...

    2001 Vauxhall Vectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine Management Light staying on 3 answers

    Please could you help me. I have an 1997 2.0 TD Vectra and the engine management light stays on if I do not keep up the revs. It seems to go into "limp mode" and can be very dangerous as I have no ac...

    1997 Vauxhall Vectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • revs go up after clutch and before engaging gear 1 answer

    Hi, I have a vectra 96 1.8 16v gls and I have replaced the ICV with a new one and the MAF and Lambda sensor as well, I have cleaned everything I could and tried everything I could but still have a pro...

    1996 Vauxhall Vectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Vauxhall Vectra won't start has anyone any ideas? 1 answer

    My Vauxhall Vecra developed a battery warning light, the Air Conditioning would not work and after a few miles the dashboard lit up with all lights and the engine cut out and now won't restart. Has an...

    Vauxhall Vectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My Vauxhall Vectra Club Estate injection hesitates or misses when cruising at low revs 1 answer

    My Vectra Estate is 1.8 petrol injection and W reg. It starts 1st time every time, idles beutifully, accelarates well and runs ok at high speeds. If I cruise at low revs however, say 1500 to 2000 with...

    2000 Vauxhall Vectra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Vauxhall Vectra Questions

Vauxhall Vectra Experts

#1 GeoffDavis
GeoffDavis
Reputation 310
#2 SHANE3767
SHANE3767
Reputation 280
#3 Steve Gibson
Steve Gibson
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Vauxhall Astra
438 Great Deals out of 6,901 listings starting at £390
Used Ford Mondeo
166 Great Deals out of 2,354 listings starting at £275
Used Ford Focus
652 Great Deals out of 9,614 listings starting at £495
Used BMW 3 Series
348 Great Deals out of 6,167 listings starting at £790
Used Vauxhall Corsa
448 Great Deals out of 7,914 listings starting at £390
Used Vauxhall Zafira
77 Great Deals out of 1,163 listings starting at £790
Used Volkswagen Passat
149 Great Deals out of 2,361 listings starting at £995
Used Jaguar X-TYPE
17 Great Deals out of 429 listings starting at £499
Used Volkswagen Golf
494 Great Deals out of 7,838 listings starting at £475
Used Audi A4
101 Great Deals out of 2,000 listings starting at £1,490
Used Skoda Octavia
141 Great Deals out of 2,191 listings starting at £1,195
Used Honda Accord
9 Great Deals out of 221 listings starting at £988
Used Audi A3
288 Great Deals out of 4,140 listings starting at £1,145
Used Mazda Mazda6
46 Great Deals out of 903 listings starting at £795

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.