In the last days of December 2017, our Vesta celebrated its biennium. On New Year's holidays, despite the unusually modest mileage for the winter holidays, the car required attention for two reasons. Which one? About this a little later, and before that a little background. As readers following the fate of the editorial Lada remember, before the third MOT, the oil level dropped sharply in the engine. To such an extent that a whole liter was spent on topping up. Then I wrote off everything for oil aging, but after replacing it, I made it a rule to check the oil level with a dipstick a couple of times a week. Instead of the Elf Evolution SXR 5W30, the semi-synthetic Rosneft Maximum 5W40 is now working in the motor.
MOT Vesta passed on a run of 46, 200 km, and about 3, 000 km the oil level in the engine did not change. But then the increased consumption resumed. To the mark of 52, 200 km on the odometer, it fell from the middle to the minimum acceptable. Having added half a liter, I continue to observe.Over 3000 km, the oil level on the dipstick decreased from the middle to the minimum mark. And this is the second time in a row: a trend, however. Over 3000 km, the oil level on the dipstick decreased from the middle to the minimum mark. And this is the second time in a row: a trend, however.
Of course, no disaster has yet occurred. The consumption is small, the engine does not show any signs of illness, and fuel appetite has grown within reasonable limits due to the onset of winter. In other words, it is unlikely that we will find a serious malfunction when opening the engine, and it’s ridiculous to go to a dealer with such trouble: the oil leaves within the limits allowed by the manufacturer. Another thing is that a VAZ aspirated with a mileage of just over 50, 000 km should not so consume oil in principle. This problem was manifested on VAZ engines with a working volume of 1.8 liters, and the plant finalized its design (cylinder head, crankcase ventilation system, some components). But we have something time-tested 1.6. Findings? It is too early to do them, but anxiety for the engine has appeared.
I already complained to the dealer about the walking arrow of the coolant temperature gauge, and not one. The verdict was the same in all cases: the thermostat is operating normally, and an error is allowed in the readings of the device. However, this winter (which is difficult to name by temperature and amount of snow and winter) the indicator again caught my attention. Previously, on a warm car, he showed from 80 to 95 degrees. Now, in motion, the arrow points exactly to 70. Above - only when the engine is stationary. At first, as before, I took this for the error of the device. But then I noticed that I unconsciously set the stove settings to others: the fan speed was higher, the temperature was higher. This is definitely a problem with the thermostat. In the near future we will contact her to the dealer.
The gas trunk stops delivered by us in the spring of 2017 did not pay off. While it was warm outside, they, as expected, after unlocking the lock, lifted the trunk lid to the upper position. But as soon as the temperature dropped to zero, all the useful effect disappeared. Shock absorbers were too weak for our climate. The gas stops of the hood, such a problem is unknown, they work confidently.The backlight on the radio sometimes spontaneously changes brightness. The backlight on the radio sometimes spontaneously changes brightness.
On the right side, the steering column cladding parted. It does not work to return it to its normal state: the latch has broken off. But nobody touched this detail! On the right side, the steering column cladding parted. It does not work to return it to its normal state: the latch has broken off. But nobody touched this detail!||
Illogical solution: on a rarely used headlight range control, there is a backlight, but on the trunk opening key, which is much more in demand, it is not. Illogical solution: on a rarely used headlight range control, there is a backlight, but on the trunk opening key, which is much more in demand, it is not.