When I first start car (corsa) it chucks out a fair bit of smoke and really stinks of burning oil. this happens whether the engine is cold or hot, it alwys does it. it is also using a lot of oil. i popped it down garage last week and they said it was most likely valve stem seals or something.. The oil pressure is fine and as it should be. Does this sound about right? Can it be done DIY? If not how mucho should i be looking to pay?
you can do stem seals your self, is head off job though
sounds more likethe standfard prob with these engines though, vaux fitted pistons that are a little undersize for the bore, so they quickly wear enough to let oil by the rings, you need to do a leak down test to find out which it is