Question about 5.5 HP GX160 Engine
What would cause a 5.5hp GX160 engine to start burning oil, a lot of oil as if it there was a direct oil line to the exhaust?
It's a loosen rings. Take ur engine to an expect to fix a new rings for you.
Posted on Dec 29, 2014
Could be a number of thing..cracked block,,valve cover vent,,oil seal on intake valve,(on some models),, worn or stuck scraper ring..
Posted on May 08, 2014
There are a number of reasons:
How many hours on it?
With many hours on an engine rings loosen and then it burns oil.
Has this just started?
Overfilling the oil would make it burn oil.
Did you put 2cyl gas mixed with oil in it by mistake?
Has the engine overheated?
Posted on May 07, 2014
It needs segmentation. The piston segments are filled with calamine (burned oil) and keeps the segments sticked to the piston, therefore the flame enters into the oil carter and burn as much air is available there. That's why the oil is exhausted, usually burned but also unburned.
You need to go to a mechanic/service shop to change your piston segments. This way your engine will work fine again.
Posted on May 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The most common cause of blue exhaust smoke is oil leaking past engine seals and into the cylinders where it then mixes and burns with the fuel. This is most frequently seen in older or high mileage cars with worn seals and gaskets. It only requires a very small amount of oil leaking into the cylinders to cause excessive blue exhaust smoke.
Blue exhaust smoke only at start-up can indicate worn piston seals or damaged or worn valve guides which may also cause a rattling noise. An external engine oil leak can drip onto hot engine and exhaust parts causing what appears to be blue exhaust smoke. Other possible causes of blue exhaust smoke include: piston wear, worn valve seals, a dirty or non-functioning PCV valve, worn piston rings, an intake manifold gasket leak, worn engine oil seals and possibly even head gasket failure.
Oil leaking into the cylinders can cause a rough idle, misfire and fouled spark plugs. In addition, a reduction in power and oil loss can be indicators that the blue exhaust smoke is caused by an internal engine oil leak. Internal engine oil leaks can also allow fuel to mix with the oil in the crankcase which will degrade the oil and prevent it from adequately protecting the engine.
Operating a car with a severely dirty oil filter, air filter or improperly functioning PCV valve can also sometimes result in engine oil blow-by, oil loss and blue exhaust smoke. Periodically checking the engine oil level with the oil dip stick will indicate if there is excessive oil consumption. Higher viscosity engine oil can sometimes temporarily reduce the amount of blow-by; however, this is not generally recommended. Excessive blue exhaust smoke indicates a possible internal engine oil leak that should be inspected by an ASE certified mechanic.
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