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    Convertible Astra Turbo Owner from Melbourne

    Hey all! I've had my Astra for a year and a half now, it's my first car and I've been lurking forums ever since I had my first issue with the car, which was about a year and a half ago 🙃. Can't remember what it was, but having no knowledge or understanding of cars, I have to say it's been quite a ride and I've learned a lot. It's been burning oil since I've owned it (at "116,000"km), one of the exhaust manifold studs broke off making my car sound like a diesel, one of the oil lines for the roof ruptured and sprayed oil everywhere, the alternator died, had misfiring issues from a bad coil pack, bad aircon clutch coil for the compressor and more... all that I fixed mostly on my own thanks to you guys in the forums! Since nobody has posted an entire guide on how to rebuild a zlet engine though, I think she'll continue to smoke until I have the money to pay somebody to fix her up. Not sure if I'll go down the route of big power increases with the astra or not at this stage but I would like to do the 1.8 airbox mod for some extra noise but I haven't quite figured out what I'm doing with the pcv system and how I'll install it into a silicon hose. Getting the vxr turbo may also be a necessity in the near future too since we found a bit of play in the turbine wheel and from what I've seen they're easier to source than the standard zlet turbos and are more fun anyway.
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    The time the manifold stud broke and had to pull everything out to drill out the broken stud and a photo with the car intact next to my mate's Impreza. Funny story, I cross threaded one of the new studs when installing it and couldn't be bothered fixing it so it's actually currently missing one still but it's working fine without it currently. Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

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    Welcome then mate. Have a look at the for sale section where xplosv57 is selling a complete zlet engine. He also got an eds ipf which, if you get an eds tuning license, you can use to update the map on your car. This will give you all the power increase you need for now. The airbox mod, you must mean the cdti box swap.
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    Cheers! I've pm'd him. I wouldn't push my current engine any more than what it's going through at the moment considering its current condition. I go though about 7L of oil between changes at 10,000km intervals and tried all sorts of thicknesses and additives. Symptoms point to the piston rings.
    As for the airbox I thought you could swap in the 2.2 or 1.8 airbox and get the same effect? I've seen it in other forums before I think.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Simonzhan Click here to enlarge
    Cheers! I've pm'd him. I wouldn't push my current engine any more than what it's going through at the moment considering its current condition. I go though about 7L of oil between changes at 10,000km intervals and tried all sorts of thicknesses and additives. Symptoms point to the piston rings.
    As for the airbox I thought you could swap in the 2.2 or 1.8 airbox and get the same effect? I've seen it in other forums before I think.

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    Could be a number of things burning the oil, turbo, valve stem seals, rings.

    As for the airbox mod. You want either the 1.9l diesel airbox or the 2.2l petrol airbox for direct route/crossover delete

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    I've actually been told yesterday that fitting a catch can to handle the pcv might help reduce oil consumption so I'm keen to give that a go


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Simonzhan Click here to enlarge
    I've actually been told yesterday that fitting a catch can to handle the pcv might help reduce oil consumption so I'm keen to give that a go


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    Using 7L in between 10k changes is quite a lot mate. Don't think a catch can will sort your issue.

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    Id be compression testing the motor and checking how much oil is in the intercooling pipework. What do your plugs look like?


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