New Almera Tino owner

Discussion in 'Other Almera Discussion' started by TinoDriver, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. TinoDriver

    TinoDriver

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    Model:
    Almera Tino 1.8
    Chassis:
    2005
    Hi all,

    I bought a 2005 Almera Tino 1.8 last year. It has 104,000 miles on it and it's generally been ok to drive. I've replaced a few things on it such as a new battery, exhaust back box, new front discs and pads and a few bulbs.

    The only issue with is that it tends too use a fair bit of oil.

    Could this be down to the age of the engine, or is there something else that I'm missing altogether?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nugget Beercase

    Nugget Beercase

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    Location:
    Finland
    Model:
    Saloon 1.6 GXe
    Chassis:
    N15
    Some 1.8 engines suffered from having a warped cylinder (number 4) due to overtorquing certain bolts during the assembly process.

    Check your spark plugs, if number four looks worse than the rest then it's that.

    I have seen some 1.8s with jammed piston oil control rings as well. If the maintenance history isn't the best oil change wise or it's been driven a lot in stop-and-go traffic, this could be a possibility.

    Other more generic options would be PCV system issues or oil leaks.
     
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