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96 geo metro

Using oil. No puddling or smoke from exaust

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  • ed495 Oct 18, 2008

    No spots left on driveway. Uses about a quart of oil a week.

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    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    leak?Any other info?



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Have you looked at the condition of the spark plugs as they are a good indicator of wether the engine is burning it compared to what you can see while driving.It has to be burnt if not leaking.Do a compression test while the plugs are removed and write down on a piece of paper the compression you get from each cylinder.If around the 140 and lower expect to use the amount your saying.It could also be leaking down the valve guide seals and being burnt off or maybe its a bit of bothA compression tester is a cheap item to buy at any auto shop

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you didnt say where,?

white smoke has 2 reasons.(tail end)
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oil burning, smoke is very very slow to go away.
and smells like , blush burned oil.
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let it drip to the hot exhaust manifold there.
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doing weekly service, and for sure old cars.
26 years old.

low oil invites blowing up a good engine.
for sure.
if it did that smoke is oil
if it did 10x worse, both .

my wild guess is you meant to say
I didnt see oil leaking on top of engine.

if the engine backwires to the air cleaner
you forgot to replace the cam belt every 60k miles
the pcv will also be clogged, on cars not getting proper service, super colon.
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with TBI injection.
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exhaust manifold, leaks of oil can land there
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tail end.
steam is much worse. ill not delve in to that yet/.

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