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Losing oil every 300 hundred miles or so,no sign of leaks or smoke.

What could be the problem?

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how much oil is loosing? a lot or just a little be? because belive it or not a little oil losse is normal on engines but not a lot.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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Well, if there are no leaks, then it has to be piston rings or valve seals. If it's only burning a quart every 1500 miles, you would barely see any smoke, and by the standards of 20 or 30 years ago, that was normal.

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if compresion fine then only answer is valve guides....

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Sounds like the front seal is out. You may have to take the engine out of the car to fix it. It requires removing the harmonic balancer to get to the seal.

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Check you coolent maybe if you heads going out thats one place it may go.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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