Engine and clutch gone after 19k

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nsanderson
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Astra Model: 1.6T SRi 200 Nav
Astra Options: AGR seat, winter pack,parking sensors, spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Engine and clutch gone after 19k

Post by nsanderson » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:01 am

Dannyruss1 wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 pm
I had no idea that there had been this problem with the oil
There are various entries on the forum about this but it's one of those widely known (if not communicated to the owners) failures. The announcement that Arcanum Fox let us know about came out just after my car's first service so it's been running on the old Dexos 2 oil for 2 years before the recent swap which was itemised on its second year service.
Seems a lot better since and I'd pretty much always run the engine with the Sainsbury's super 97 RON petrol as it seemed to give better mpg but one wonders if there is any damage already done? Makes me think about trading it in for an end-of-line 2.0CDTi J...
1.6T (200) SRi Nav - Power Red, AGR seat, winter pack, parking sensors, spare wheel,


Reading Steve
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Re: Engine and clutch gone after 19k

Post by Reading Steve » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:06 pm

Picking up car from Eden Reading lunchtime. Quite a quick turnaround from them. Let's hope it all works like new.

Will let you know.


Reading Steve
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Re: Engine and clutch gone after 19k

Post by Reading Steve » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:10 pm

So far so good.

Clutch required new slave cylinder.

Five mile drive to work fine. Hoping it's going to be a little less thirsty than before.


Dannyruss1
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Astra Model: Astra K 1.4 Energy 100hp 5 door
Astra Options: On Star
Astra Colour: Power Red
Location: Halesowen West Midlands

Re: Engine and clutch gone after 19k

Post by Dannyruss1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05 am

@nsanderson
i havent been made aware of any oil problems, it is only reading about it on this page. I am sorry to hear what you have all experienced.


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