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Old 04-04-2004, 21:48   #1 (permalink)
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Help - Car using way too much oil

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?
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Old 04-04-2004, 22:11   #2 (permalink)
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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? :)
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nah if anything the LPg has prolonged the life of your engine

The oil in the intake is blow back, means the engine is on its last legs,,
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Old 04-04-2004, 23:22   #4 (permalink)
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my mate was having this same thing happend but it was his breather valve, replaced it and it was fine..
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Re: Help - Car using way too much oil

thats what i was going to say - the PCV valve in the rocker cover could be stuffed, letting the engine suck in oil out of the rocker cover, and through the engine

what car is it? an EB? try replacing the valve, its the one at the front of the rocker cover with the runnber pipe coming out and going down into the intake.
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Surely if a mechanic found the oil, he would check the
pvc valve for you???
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one would think.. there are some bodgey mechanics out there.. lol
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Re: Help - Car using way too much oil

Easy enough to check - take it out and shake it. If it rattles, it's still OK
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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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