Re: Oil Problems
Could possibly be a few things, is the car leaving puddles of oil under it? Is there any drips of oil coming from the bottom of the motor? If there's no puddles and drips it could be your rings or valve stem seals, to test rings do a compression test and to test the valve stem seals let the car warm up and let it idle for a while (several minutes) then give it a quick big rev (foot to the floor) and if clouds of smoke poor out of the exhaust the valve stem seals have failed.
If there's puddles and the motor is dripping oil it's clearly an oil leak, it's pretty hard to decipher where exactly the oil is coming from as most gaskets/seals leak on these motors. I reckon judging by the amount of oil you're using it's probably the timing cover seal (front main, where the harmonic balancer goes through the timing case on the crank). The gasket inbetween the head and timing chain (especially the corner where they both meet the block) is also another place where oil can leak pretty severly. The rocker cover is not a place where severe oil leaks come from but does obviously leak a small amount. Your best bet to find where exactly it's coming from is to totally degrease the engine and keep a close eye on it after driving it.
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Last edited by XplodEd EA; 12-26-03 at 01:45 AM.