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    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 10th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    2009 Corsa 1.2 oil leaking
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
    2009 Corsa 1.2 oil leaking 10th Aug 18 at 7:18 PM
    Hi, Iíve just bought a 2009 Corsa 1.2. Itís leaking. Not good. I know nothing about cars. Before I take it back to the garage any idea what it might be?

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    • sebloak
    • By sebloak 10th Aug 18, 7:44 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:44 PM
    Check the oil filler cap is on and closed and that the dipstick is also correctly seated in its tube. Other alternative is a damaged hose from the crankcase, not too big a job but if its under warranty they should fix it.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 10th Aug 18, 8:35 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:35 PM
    Thanks sebloak. Filler cap and dipstick look good. Do you think it!!!8217;ll be ok for the 20-25 min drive to the garage? I went for a 5 min drive tonight and it was starting to smoke again when I stopped and oil still leaking. No oil warning light on the dash yet.
    • mrmechanic
    • By mrmechanic 10th Aug 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:43 PM
    Oil pressure switch.
    very common fault.
    Sits on left hand front top corner of engine facing forward with a single wire connector.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 10th Aug 18, 8:48 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:48 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:48 PM
    Hi mrmechanic, thanks for the reply. The car has a 12 month warranty, are they likely to fix it under this? Is it safe to drive to the garage?
    • mrmechanic
    • By mrmechanic 10th Aug 18, 8:53 PM
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    Should be covered by warranty, but not the end of the world if it isn't as a new switch should be less than a tenner and around 2 minutes to fit it.
    Make sure the oil is up to the max mark on the dipstick before driving to garage.
    If not top it up.
    If you put your hand under the switch when car is running (keep well away from the rotating pulleys)you will get an idea how bad the oil leak is. A couple of miles should be doable if it isn't really bad.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 10th Aug 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:04 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:04 PM
    Thanks again that!!!8217;s great. This is really bad but...how do I know what type of oil to get? Like I said I know nothing about cars and haven!!!8217;t had one for a few years before this. I haven!!!8217;t got round to sorting stuff like that out since picking it up.
    • mrmechanic
    • By mrmechanic 10th Aug 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:13 PM
    Thanks again how do I know what type of oil to get? .
    Originally posted by civil12345
    5w30 fully synthetic dexos 2.

    These engines really need the proper spec oil, do not fit anything other than dexos 2.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 10th Aug 18, 9:17 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:17 PM
    Thank you you!!!8217;ve been really helpful. I!!!8217;ll update what happens at the garage.
    • fitter2000
    • By fitter2000 11th Aug 18, 2:46 PM
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    As Mrmechanic has already said its probably the oil pressure switch if its any help it is right to the right of the big hose in your 3rd picture as said with the single wire coming off of it
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 16th Aug 18, 10:25 AM
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    Hi all, just to update. Garage said they couldn't see it until Wednesday but I complained and they took it in on Sunday. Made it there with no problems and no smoke. Got it back on Tuesday. It was the oil pressure switch. Fixed under the warranty with no charge. So not so bad in the end. Thanks for all the advice.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 24th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    Hi all


    Apologies for bringing this up but which oil should I get...

    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-oil/halfords-5w30-vauxhall-opel-gm-fully-synthetic-oil-5l?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Engine+Oils+and+Fluids-_-Engine+Oil-_-924431&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=lirqam&istBid=tzwi&_$ja=tsi d:94971|cid:865695751|agid:43902126455|tidla-402981690218|crid:202397318370|nw:g|rnd:1217909109 0153841217|dvc:c|adp:1o13|mt:|loc:1006688&gclid=EA IaIQobChMI1Yvt276F3QIV4bztCh2mtwllEAQYDSABEgKl6fD_ BwE

    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-oil/petronas-syntium-5000-dm-5w-30-oil-5l


    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/engine-oil/mobil-sup3000-xe-5w30-oil-5l


    The Halfords or are the others worth the extra money?


    Thanks
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 24th Aug 18, 2:03 PM
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    Link not working but the first is
    Halfords 5W30 Vauxhall/Opel GM Fully Synthetic Oil 5L
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 24th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
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    Imho so long as the oil meets the correct specification it makes little difference what brand you get. Bear in mind that Halfords will just rebrand another oil as their own.
    Take a look at Euro car parts and Car parts 4 less, if you sign up to their emails you will get regular offers on oil and other bits and bobs.
    My car uses a similar oil to yours, last time I bought some I got Shell Helix at approximately £18 for 5l. I find it's worth buying a few when a decent offer comes along.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 24th Aug 18, 2:18 PM
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    Link not working but the first is
    Halfords 5W30 Vauxhall/Opel GM Fully Synthetic Oil 5L
    Originally posted by civil12345
    You will probably get it for a lot less money at a motor factors like Eurocarparts.If you order it on line there is normally a discount code you can use to bring the price down even further.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 24th Aug 18, 3:35 PM
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    You will probably get it for a lot less money at a motor factors like Eurocarparts.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    I've found Eurocarparts quite pricey to the point I'll only use them as vendor of last resort.
    • facade
    • By facade 24th Aug 18, 4:12 PM
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    If you don't need it today, Halfords will have their fully synthetic oil on a sale. keep checking their website.



    Tescos were selling Magnatec or something at 50% off (and it was still dear) Tescos do a 5/30 synthetic for £12 for 2 litres.






    When I had a vauxhall, the vauxhall dealer used to sell oil cheaper than the motorfactors, and it had little vauxhall badges on the label.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
    • mrmechanic
    • By mrmechanic 24th Aug 18, 8:30 PM
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    It doesn't matter what brand of oil you use as long as it meets Dexos 2 Spec.
    Try your local vauxhall dealer, you should get 5 ltrs for around £23 and this would be genuine vauxhall.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it.
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