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Car losing oil

2003 hyndi accent bought as a used car, keeps having the engine oil disappear, no sign of a leak and does not burn oil eventually engine light comes on and the car stalls and the oil is gone ? We have had some issues at the used car lot where we bought it he says he fixes the problem but it keeps happining, I do not think he has any idea whats wrong !

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  • seibel_ken Apr 23, 2009

    yes i guess it is burning the oil the car does not produce any smoke though

  • seibel_ken Apr 23, 2009

    Thanks I am talking to Hyundai for analisis will post solution you might be right

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    If you do have the engine torn down and rings replaced, have the shop also check bore diameters of cylinders...I have seen many engines from hyundai that have variations in wall diameters...Looking at the cylinders, it also appears that there is a variation in casting density (looks like the strata variations in the walls of the grand canyon) Variations will result in ring "flutter" which causes them to prematurely wear and not seal properly.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    then u are burning the oil, it doesn't evaporate.



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Most likely there is a piston ring problem, this will require the engine to be torn down and repaired.

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