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Hi,

I have a 2011 Insignia 2.0 CDTi SRi, just hit 62k miles on the clock.
Typically I was just about to finish the finance payments on it, on a trip to Manchester this weekend the oil pressure low warning light came on, then flashed off again.

I quickly pulled into the service station and re-started the car, the car wasn't cold as I was already an hour into my journey. I've also had the car serviced every year for the last two year's I've had it, I travel about 12,000 miles per annum.

On restart the warning came back and then a really loud knocking sound, then the car just shut down.

Has anyone else had this issue? While I know I'm facing a new engine is there anything else worth replacing at the same time, gearbox?
I find it very surprising that a diesel engine goes pop after just 62k, does this sound like a freak failure or is this a common problem with these engines? Really in two minds once I've had the engine changed to just get rid of the car.

If anyone has had a similar problem or can offer advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Also if anyone is selling an engine then let me know as I now need to start the search for one.

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Chris.
 

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Common problem I'm afraid , usually the crankshaft & con rods , however they usually get to 125,000/140,000 mile area before the dreaded oil light flashes up . We won't buy no more Insignia for the taxi fleet , we had 2 go like yours .
 

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Hi Fred,

Thanks for coming back to me on this, sounds like the best thing then is to get repaired and get rid. Is this a common problem on all Vauxhalls or just the insignia engine?

When you had yours go did you replace anything else while the engine was out, gearbox for example?
 

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Hi Fred,

Thanks for coming back to me on this, sounds like the best thing then is to get repaired and get rid. Is this a common problem on all Vauxhalls or just the insignia engine?

When you had yours go did you replace anything else while the engine was out, gearbox for example?
Ours initially had a succession of wrong diagnosis , first off the knocking noise was thought to be the cam belt & tensioner then after that didn't cure it the DMF & clutch was renewed , noise got louder followed by the oil light coming on , must be oil pump said garage . A week later oil light came on when engine was given some revs , driver tried to get car back to garage by keeping the revs down but sadly one loud bang followed by dash lit up like a Xmas tree & deathly silence . Crankshaft , con rods , cylinder head etc etc . New engine fitted with original gearbox & recently fitted DMF & clutch put back on . Total cost was £2500 on original engine & £3500 on a replacement engine fitted , never again we said until 3 weeks later & our other Insignia went bang .
 

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On my cdti Sri insignia low oil pressure only used to flash up in the winter on cold start up only never when driving. I managed to get 200k out of the engine with help from people on here.
Mine still drives but lack of power bit of smoke gonna look into head gasket. Still a lovely car I drove it first time again yestoday after it being at diesel specialist for few weeks.
My advice to anyone with engine knocking or excess smoke with no warning light get rid or its gonna be £££ from here onwards.
 

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Hi guys,

I bought Opel Insignia 2009 2.0CDTi, and i have now same problem. The "Low oil pressure - Stop engine" light comes every start when it is cold, but if i stop the engine right away and start again this doesn't come anymore.
This car has 313 000km in it's meter. Could this be just an cold starting problem that car isn't fast enough to check the pressure before giving me a warning? Or should i be worried now?

Car sounds normal and it can be normally driven?

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Vezor
 

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Mine has been coming on for the last 2 years during the winter time only on a cold start up first thing for few secs.
 

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Thanks for your message.

I just fired up my car, and the light just flashed for like 0,3secs. And now here is +1C warm. So this seems to be weather related. Those warnings were showing longer when it was about -6 to -17 C cold here.
 

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Hi guys,

I bought Opel Insignia 2009 2.0CDTi, and i have now same problem. The "Low oil pressure - Stop engine" light comes every start when it is cold, but if i stop the engine right away and start again this doesn't come anymore.
This car has 313 000km in it's meter. Could this be just an cold starting problem that car isn't fast enough to check the pressure before giving me a warning? Or should i be worried now?

Car sounds normal and it can be normally driven?

BR,
Vezor

I wasn't getting the warning on cold mornings, just got it once and then the engine went bang so I can't really offer any advice on the cold starts :(

Decided to take the plunge and get my engine replaced, now the gearbox is playing up!!!!
 

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Hi guys,

I bought Opel Insignia 2009 2.0CDTi, and i have now same problem. The "Low oil pressure - Stop engine" light comes every start when it is cold, but if i stop the engine right away and start again this doesn't come anymore.
This car has 313 000km in it's meter. Could this be just an cold starting problem that car isn't fast enough to check the pressure before giving me a warning? Or should i be worried now?

Car sounds normal and it can be normally driven?

BR,
Vezor
I realise that this is a long while ago now, but did you sort the problem and if so what was it??
My 2012 Insignia does this and only on cold mornings!
 

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I realise that this is a long while ago now, but did you sort the problem and if so what was it??
My 2012 Insignia does this and only on cold mornings!
Probably ended up needing a new engine , once the lights coming the damage is usually well under way as the oil pressure was dropping anyway before it triggered the warning light.
 

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It's common, but unusual at 60k. Most seem to do over 100k without the seal going. There was a theory too that the seal may harden due to diesel ingress too. Caused by previous failed regens. Whether this is true or not, I'm unsure.
I'm on 43k with my 2.0cdti auto. It's 6 years old in Jan too. The pick up seal is a good but cheaper to change on the auto too, so I'm thinking about changing it whilst I have the timing belt/water pump done too.
You could go on forever though with preventative maintenance.
 

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I've had this oil pressure warning light lit permanently for the past few days on my Vectra C, petrol engine. Did an oil change, checked the oil level, but the warning light refused to go. Should I be worried about something more serious?
 

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I've had this oil pressure warning light lit permanently for the past few days on my Vectra C, petrol engine. Did an oil change, checked the oil level, but the warning light refused to go. Should I be worried about something more serious?
If the engine isn't knocking, then it may just be a faulty oil pressure switch (if you're lucky)!
 

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Sounds like a well worn engine.
It really is, isn't it?

Though part of the problem I was told was that due our climate here where it's almost always hot, I should've changed the Radiator fan to work directly/immediately the engine is started. That is without waiting for the thermostat to kick in when the temp gauge reaches 90. I didn't do that, preferring to leave it as it is. Probably why the engine gets worn faster. At least that's what the garage said.
 
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