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Burning oil, have to fill once a season? Do i rebuild it from the inside out or buy a new engine?

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Hi please can you help ive recently overhauled the the engine on my 2l opel rekord 1986 model but for some reason it keeps blowing the oil seal on the oil filter on start once then during idling once.


full rebuild with bearings, rings, head ,referb ,new oil pump
or partial rebuild re ring ?

filter issue wont be because of rebuild or higher oil pressure

try filling the filter with some oil before fitting
are you smearing the new oil filter seal with new oil before fitting
and is the surface of the face where the oil filter spins smooth no scratches or gouges or roughness

wierd
if the seal is intact you can use silicon sealant
to get it to seat and not leak

are to putting the filter on too tight or not tight enough?

spin till contact is made to block
and hand tighten only no filter tool
run motor and if leaking tighten one third turn more

if you use the tool and screw it on heavy
will flatten the seal and
you may need to cut the oil filter off next surface




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I have a craftsman mower model no 917.28922 that blows blue smoke after engaging blade and is using oil..maintained and kept very clean after every use...what should I check, has new spark plug.


If your maintenance did not include changing oil each season that made the engine wear out sooner. Clean on the outside does not help the inside. You can get a price on rebuilding the engine but I have a feeling that you can replace the mower for not much more. Use it till it dies if you plan to replace it.

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My suzuki alto vxr 2004 has a problem that its engine oil is getting lesser in quantity. I am using Zic A as engine oil. local car mechanic says that its rings are weak and need to be replaced at an...


2004 , no miles on engine, stated, (odometer) 50k, 500k, what?
all engines burn oil by design. ALL !
only question is, how much, ?
miles /per quart
or KM per LITER.

if you ask any sharp mech, to fix oil consumption, HE WILL
Ching-ching..... after all you asked him, !!!!!
don't , no really dont.

post the consumption rates and ask.?
ive got like 1.5million miles in cars, and motorcycles.
and 300k or more in ships. (our ship burns oil only) LOL

the number 1 reason of excessive oil is driving too fast.
if you drive most cars 80mphy all the time, it will burn more oil
most cars new run about 1 quart of oil per 3000 miles.

I had one engine, a mazda, i drove it to the ground, as an experiment.
a 626, it was using a quart every 1000 miles
it took oil EVERY fill up. oils cheap so I fed it. why not?
the PO overheated the engine once and that is why.;
I rebuild engines so , know the reasons.... (retired now)

does tail pipe end smoke? , (end) first start, not steam,but oil smoke)?
only cold, ignore it.
does it hot?, its got issues. (rings)
if it loves toSMOKE , going down a hill fast?, and with foot off throttle
(high vacuum) and you look in rear view mirror and it's smoking
yes, that is valve seals bad, $10 in parts.
ask someone to follow you, and look for smoke, (easy,huh?)

if it smokes all the time?, and PCV valve is new (not clogged)
it needs rings. or like me, just drive it like you stole it, why not?







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most newer 2 cycles call fro 50:1. That's so the environmental people smile a little. Do yourself a favor, make the ratio 40:1 and the saw will outlive you

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I have a 79 jeep cj5 with a 304 and im getting alot of white exhaust smoke after the motor warms up rebuilt the carberuter new plugs wires cap rotor and new coil


White smoke is often times the result of "oil burning". What happens is that instead of the oil control rings on the pistons pushing the oil down into the oil pan, these rings over the course of years become pugged up, as a result the oil control rings "fling" the oil onto the spark plugs causing the oil to get partially burned off in the combustion process causing your simptoms There is only so much you can do to stop this. One thing you might try first is go to the automotive store and buy a crankcase cleaning system. What this does is cleans the inside of your engine including the pistons rings and washes all or most of the gunk in the engine into the oil pan. WARNING: excessive gunk in your oil pan can clog your oil pick up tube depriving your engine of oil, this will cause it to seize up leading to your last resort in fixing what might be your problem, rebuilding the engine. Make sure to follow the manufacturers guidelines when using a crankcase cleaning system.

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I cannot remember the type of gas or the fuel mixture (gas to oil ratio if required) for my pw2050 2000psi pressure washer,last used 2006 cannot locate the manual,


Pump regular gas and no oil mix. Your engine has a dipstick which means its a four stroke engine.

The oil goes inside the motor. For summer use I recommend 30 weight non-detergent oil.

Change it out once a season *(Beginning would be preferred). Drain the gas out at the end of the season.

Hope this helps!

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Steps for an oil change on this bike 1986 yamaha maxim 700


Start engine till running temp is reached ,while the engine is hot ,remove the engine drain plug, and then remove the oil filter unit . Take great care as the oil will be hot and could burn skin .then once the oil stopps dripping replace draion plug and insert new oil filter unit .replace with good quality engine oil recommended for your bikes engine..once the new oil has been put in the engine , to required level in sight glass ,start engine and allow oil to go around the engine ,your oil level will drop as the oil filter will fill up .run for a few minutes and recheck your oil level ,and add to required level .

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Stalls, with oil runing out the exhaust


you have a valve that is stuck in the open position head will need to be removed
then spray valves with wd40 and turn engine over a few times watching to see both valves open and closing,once that is working install head with new head gasket.this is caused by not properly storing the unit. gas should be drained at the end of every season and then ran to burn all gas off from carb and fuel lines once it quits remove sparkplug shoot a tablespoon worth of oil in the cylinder crank engine over for 10-15 seconds to distribute oil on cylinder walls and valves then re install plug now your unit is winterized ready for the next season

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I have blue smoke coming out of exhaust. . everyone's telling the rings are going bad in the motor and I should get rid of it. Could it be from a clogged catalytic converter? The guy who works on car tried...


The blue smoke and oil consumption is because of the bad rings. They are allowing oil to get by into the cylinders and it's being burned with the gas. If you don't want to put the money into an engine rebuild, you can try one of the many additives available at auto parts stores that claim to help restore compression and reduce oil burning in worn or high-mileage engines.

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