Well it seems my engine is starting to go downhill, I am putting about 2l of oil in every fortnight(1000km's). The weird thing is that my mechanic said there was oil in my intake when he was replacing my coil/plugs and leads.
How does that much oil get in the intake? I am concerned because my plugs were black when they were replaced, and the new ones wont last long if it stays like this.
Also I may be burning oil but im not getting any blue smoke out the back - would this have anything to do with me running gas?
My car's done 240,000 km's and i reckon i'm burning oil. I used 4 litres in 1 and a half months.. i'm not blowing smoke, but i'm sure the rings are worn just enough to let a little bit of oil through when i drive her hard or boot it. My plugs are ok to tell you the truth, but i can see she'll need a bottom end rebuild soon.. forged pistons anyone? :)
I will do that tonight, thanks for the help guys.
Also what is the best way to check for blowback?
The car is an XG ute (ED engine) and is due for a service, do you thing I should get a compression test done while it is there?
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