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Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by PhilW, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. PhilW

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    Whats normal oil consumption for Cupras?


    I seem to be going through a lot of oil lately, Done about 500miles and gone through about 350-400ml of oil.


    Doesnt leak or smoke at all, dont rag it from cold and always leave it cool down, i do about 50 miles a day of a mix of traffic and motorwat driving with some occaisional bursts. ;)


    Car is at 72k, been revo'd for 30k and running Halfords 10w40 oil btw.
     
  2. cupra_matt

    cupra_matt Audi Technician

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    Mine doesn't use any at all, could possibly be a sign of a worn turbo.
     
  3. dav

    dav SEAT owner no more...

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    my cupra seems to use a wee bit of oil aswell, i think it was about 0.4l every few thousand...

    i know that meredes allow 1 litre of oil per 1000 miles, and they class it as ok!
     
  4. bucky boy

    bucky boy mk3 ibiza cupra owner

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    Why u selling all ure mods dav.Change of plan ?
     
  5. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    Think in 4000miles mine used about 400ml if that, just depends on where the car was parked when the dipstick level was took too.
     
  6. claudefrog

    claudefrog Full Member

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    my car done 10000 miles in between services.. never used any oil at all, i check oil every weekend on all my cars.. and the ibiza has been fantastic, no top ups needed at all :)
     
  7. PhilW

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    Not what i needed to hear people. lol.


    The car has been kept an eye on and checked at the same time and same parking space at lunch time every day.

    I got a feeling it might be the turbo tho, been working hard for a few miles now. But i'm gonna keep an eye on it.


    Any other things to look for?
     
  8. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    When I say mine has used roughly 400mli've never had to top it up, Phil has the oil consumption got worse than when you first got the car?

    Some engines just use oil, its if it starts to and gets worse do you know its compoent failiure, most likely turbo.
     
  9. Martyn

    Martyn SCN Admin

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    Ah Phil, the perfect time to stick a GT2X on the credit card?! ;)
     
  10. davidol

    davidol New ghetto whip :)

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    thats what i said too mart ;)
     
  11. PhilW

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    Yeah its got worse over time.

    Hearing a slight vibration from the turbo as well at about 3k when it comes on boost so it might be the turbo.
     
  12. T7ODD

    T7ODD Full Member

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    My turbo seems fine but I get through a fair bit of oil too. Semi-synthetic 10w 40. My Civic VTi never used any oil at all.
     
  13. PhilW

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    Right, before i start hunting for a new turbo, what other options can i check to find out why i'm munching through oil?

    I've isolated the oil breather system to stop oil getting into my pipes.

    Checked play in shaft, minimal play.

    What else?
     
  14. Martyn

    Martyn SCN Admin

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    Compression test my boy!
     
  15. PhilW

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    Next up, think i'll be gettin it check tonight.
     
  16. Havok316

    Havok316 Boost Junky

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    ive done 4k miles since i bought mine and aint noticed the level dropping at all. I am using Castrol GTX 10/40W FULL SYNTH which i found to be the mutts nutts, on my astra i used halfrauds oil and it drank it like petrol and i had no oil leaks etc
     
  17. Craig!

    Craig! IHI Ibiza Cupra

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    How hard do you drive the car Phil? Althought it still would seem a lot even if driven rock hard all the time.
     
  18. __B3NNY__

    __B3NNY__ OEM with a 'Twist'

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    I noticed over the weekend that mine had used abit of oil, half way down on the dip stick gauge, it was serviced at 30k its now on 34k, when we fitted my intercooler at the weekend M0rk noticed abit of oil in my intercooler pipes, Is this a sign my turbo is on its way out in the near distance? its only coverd 30k :confused: and to my knowledge hasnt been thrashed about everywhere.

    David.
     
  19. PhilW

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    Dont drive it that hard to be honest, i average 37mpg all day, so i'm not caning much at all, but obviously with a bit of power under the right foot i'll put it down now and again.
     
  20. slimjimvw

    slimjimvw Newbie

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    1.8Ts use oil mate , nothing to worry about , check your manual , theres guidelines in there.

    My engine in my Cupra has only covered 30K and it uses oil , had to top up quarter of the stick last night.
     

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