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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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what about the piston rings
that could be checked with a compression tester at your dealer
so for the moment course of action would include: compression test
dye to determine where the oil went, if no trace found then it could be assumed was burned; change the catalyctic converter, it went as a direct result of oil in the exhaust system
some remedial/temporary workaround includes installation of an aftermarket oil cooler with its own fan; maintain a lower engine temperature by removing the thermostat (not applicable to cold regions) and wiring the radiator fan to continously work.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2008
SOURCE: white smoke at startup
If oil was leaking into one or more cylinders the smoke would be blue.
There are things you can check for:
As far as your friendly mechanic is concerned:
It's unlikely anyone trying to sell you a $7,000.00 engine based on what you've described is looking out for interests other than their own.
Ask around, friends of friends, find someone trustyworthy. Get a second opinion, a third. It's a LOT cheaper than a new (yeah right) engine. Sorry about the sarcasm, but how would you know that it was new?
Please reply to me with a full list of symptoms, the results of your tests and any other details on whatever you may consider pertinent. This will help me help you.
But my most immediate advice is:
I sincerely hope this helps you out.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2008
SOURCE: audi engine oil leak?
Sounds like a leaking valve cover gasket. The parts are around $50 to do both cylinder heads from www.ecstuning.com. It's not a major issue, but it may be a sore point to a potential buyer.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
SOURCE: toyota Paseo leaking oil
Do you have any Leaks on the Ground where you Park? If not, You really need to get that Motor Overhauled. Your Motor is Burning the oil Because ther Rings are Worn out in the Motor and the Motor is Detonating the Oil and Burning it. a Rebuild is the Only Solution.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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