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Iol consumption i bought a 1998 mitsubishi montero sport 4 cylinders and have oil consumption i belive it's the head gasket becuse when i take out spark plug #3 it comes out full of oil plus i have to add at least 1/4 of oil every month and also i have a tlack tlack sound coming from the engine all the time and now the engine sounds like if is a diesel car when it's not how can i fix it pls help? thanks for the advice

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You car has noisy lifters......"the tapping sound"........noisy lifters can sometimes be fixed by using aftermarket products like "RISLONE" or other simillar to it...

how old were the sparkplugs? maybe they were too old and the engine was fooling them...causing loss of power and knocking.......and **** to build on the rods...

is there water in the oil?.....sometimes when the head gasket has blown....there will be water "coolant" in the oil......

"have you checked the compression in all four cylinders"?
if you havent you should.......as engines get older.....they loose compression due to their owners...not changing the oil when they should....or also due to dirt getting inside the engine........thus causing the engine to make friction by using these particles in oil and then scratching the cylinder walls leading to oil comsumption........

the oil comsumption...........i think unless you wanna overhaul your 4 cylinder......you try using some aftermarket products......"only if you feel desperate"........you can always try using a higher SAE oil as these heavier oils will reduce oil comsumption......

i would say 10w30...if you are using 5w30..as i wouldnt try 10w40...in such a small engine......

ask a local mechanic...he can tell you what SAE of oil you should use...........i really hope this helps...good luck !

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Just because there is oil on the plugs doesn't necessarily mean there is a problem with the head.

it could be rings. are sticking not sealing properly
the noise your hearing is probably sticky lifters that arnt moving freely

the first thing i would try is put a oil detergent in and a good oil filter (not the cheapest 1) im sure this will take care of at least 1 of your problems

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It could be valve guide seals or a broken ring either way its a big problem take it to your local mechanic play dumb and see what he thinks its really had to tell with out hearing it in person

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