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BengHa

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omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« on: 24 November 2019, 03:34:54 »


known valve gasket issue, 2001, 179hp!

Sudden oil consumption in my car, just bought it..

a guy in a swedish opel fb says he had the same, and is a known issue,  in this group?

How common? in procent? and occurs in which range?

I want to run my Black Beauty.. low miler..

Mail me, or link me, i am a newbee, in this group, and have eye issues, cant see as before..

Best Regards!
Bengt V , Umeċ, -sweden
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #1 on: 24 November 2019, 03:52:45 »

Welcome to the forum.

You haven't really provided enough information to understand what your problem might be.

So what do you mean by:
'valve gasket issue'
and
'sudden oil consumption'

EG. Do you mean that your car is leaking oil or burning oil?
Or it runs normally but uses too much oil?

If it's leaking than maybe you mean the cam cover seals have failed? Or is the leak somewhere else?
Or maybe you mean the valve stem oil seals?
« Last Edit: 24 November 2019, 03:55:11 by Enceladus »
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #2 on: 24 November 2019, 07:44:13 »

It's either cam cover gaskets, or some early 2.6 had valve stem seals that didn't seal, required new valve stem oil seals.
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #3 on: 24 November 2019, 09:29:43 »

2001/2002 2.6 V6 had stem seal issues as stated. I think this is what you mean.

I've not heard of it causing dramatic oil consumption, just a puff of blue smoke when starting, so you may have another issue.


After you able to clarify the symptoms?
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #4 on: 25 November 2019, 02:03:01 »

Yes! I´m from sweden...It´s valve steam seals  that I mean.- (ventiltätningar, in swedish)

A guy in the opelgroup in sweden, said that he had to install new valve steams in his 2001. And said that It was a known issue in this group, and it was seals of metal, glued, that wasn´t good?, As me It just was the 179hp engine?
One teori from a friend that had worked with different cars, many brands, and  heavvy machines drove after me and had not seen any sot or oil smoke from the exhauste pipes double pipes

I had a problem, the former owner only drove in the city, and when I tested the engine, with some kickdowns´and drove 12 swedish mile, and low oil level was indicated.

t had consumed 0,9liters! But the guy with the city, and then a long ride was right, It takes no oil after that!

But I have heard that this valve steams could losend from the glue, and be direct costly, so I have to repair It before It occurs, oil distroyingthe motor!

You know whats correct!
Thank You!
Greatful for Your support!
Bengt V..
You can mail me if you will, so tiny links, and I have problems with my eyes..

berichs@hotmail,com

I think Ive already provided It, just to be sure!
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #5 on: 25 November 2019, 11:28:24 »



 the former owner only drove in the city,

This can cause all sorts of problems ,blocked breathers,blocked oil ways I had an astra that had oil control piston rings stuck in the pistons before now ,are you sure oil is burning and not leaking from cam cover gaskets or elsewhere ?
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #6 on: 27 November 2019, 13:42:29 »

Mine is the same too. it doesn't leak pools of oil like it used to but it does use more than it used to (especially on a long run obviously) and it does puff out some oil from the exhaust not to mention the clatter on startup which does quieten down thankfully but probably means the oilways need a good clearout before the engine eventually dies.
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #7 on: 28 November 2019, 10:13:06 »

Welcome to the forum.

You haven't really provided enough information to understand what your problem might be.

So what do you mean by:
'valve gasket issue'
and
'sudden oil consumption'

EG. Do you mean that your car is leaking oil or burning oil?

Thanks! a friend of mine worked as a motorspecialist as young!
He had followed behind me with his Tesla, he sad there were clean exhaust gases, before I had arrived to Umeċ, 224 english miles, If Ive converted right* 14 swedish Miles, 10 swedish km...

He sad it was common with many different cars and heavyer machines!
Valve seals!

then a guy in swedish opel group sad he had the same, valve seals. had found it in this group, known in this group, just in 2001 omega, and only the 179hp engine..

So the long driving, after much citydriving is correct for me, takes no oil!
How much is "known problem""? in percent??

some sad that the seals are mayed in metal, and glued..??
I that is was rubber?

So how freqent? were there production error? the glue if its metal?
Best regards!
Bengt, Sweden

Please email me, i have problem with my eyes,..hard for me to see this tiny letters...



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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #8 on: 28 November 2019, 10:13:57 »

It's either cam cover gaskets, or some early 2.6 had valve stem seals that didn't seal, required new valve stem oil seals.

Thanks! a friend of mine worked as a motorspecialist as young!
He had followed behind me with his Tesla, he sad there were clean exhaust gases, before I had arrived to Umeċ, 224 english miles, If Ive converted right* 14 swedish Miles, 10 swedish km...

He sad it was common with many different cars and heavyer machines!
Valve seals!

then a guy in swedish opel group sad he had the same, valve seals. had found it in this group, known in this group, just in 2001 omega, and only the 179hp engine..

So the long driving, after much citydriving is correct for me, takes no oil!
How much is "known problem""? in percent??

some sad that the seals are mayed in metal, and glued..??
I that is was rubber?

So how freqent? were there production error? the glue if its metal?
Best regards!
Bengt, Sweden
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #9 on: 28 November 2019, 10:24:37 »

Mine is the same too. it doesn't leak pools of oil like it used to but it does use more than it used to (especially on a long run obviously) and it does puff out some oil from the exhaust not to mention the clatter on startup which does quieten down thankfully but probably means the oilways need a good clearout before the engine eventually dies.


how would you clean out the oilways?
Clatter on start is more likely to be sticky hydraulic tappets. Which are cleanable, and have to be removed to fix the valve stem seals.


The seals are a tight fit over the valve guide, and have a spring to seal around the valve. No glue or other sealant is used before or after you've pressed them in place.
« Last Edit: 28 November 2019, 10:26:49 by Nick W »
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Re: omega 2001, 179 hp known valve gasket problem!
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2019, 09:31:16 »

What happens is the seals go hard and no longer seal against the valve stem, this increases oil consumption.

The biggest cause of sudden oil consumption increase is blocked breathers, so check this first
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