Holden Captiva Problems

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Holden Captiva: Petrol vs diesel

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jun 2008

MODERN diesels perform on a par with petrol engines now so you won't lose performance. When looking at economy, it's important to consider the higher purchase price of the diesel model and the higher fuel price.

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Holden Captiva: Rotten smell and high fuel consumption

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Jan 2008

THE rotten egg smell and the high fuel consumption are most likely connected. A smell like that was once a sign of a problem with the catalytic converter, and the high fuel consumption suggests there is a problem with the engine system somewhere. It could be a faulty oxygen sensor making the engine run rich, giving you the high fuel consumption. Have your dealer check it out again, and more thoroughly.

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