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Old 08-31-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Burning Oil only at higher revs?

I have researched the issue, and have a few ideas, but if your car was burning oil, but only seemed to do it when you really stepped on it, what do you suspect would be some of the most obvious causes.

My car is a 5 speed 99RS, 58000 miles.
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I suspect it is most likely my valve seals, but i am curious to hear some other opinions... Thanks
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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What weight oil are you using? Have you checked your pcv valve?
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:22 PM   #3
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will a bad pcv valve cause a car to burn oil?
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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I replaced my PCV Valve 2 days ago, i can't tell yet, if the problem is resolved. It seems better, but I suspect that may just be wishful thinking. I cleaned my tail-pipe the other day to see how long it would stay clean for, and so far so good. I am currently using 10w30, since I was wondering if it may last longer than the 5w30 that is recommended. Perhaps a switch to synthetic?
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The package on my PCV valve specifically stated that it should improve oil consumption.
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what makes you think you are burning oil? A big puff of black smoke at WOT? Are you noticing that you are consuming oil on your dipstick? Is there wet oil in your tailpipe or just lots of black carbon buildup?

If all you are seeing is lots of black smoke at WOT, then you are probably just seeing unburnt fuel as you go rich at the top end. This is ok and normal.

If you are getting alot of blue smoke then you might just have a loose motor that gets more blow-by at the top end, also ok, unless you are doing a spy-hunter in which case, that is not ok.

If you are noticing that you are consuming oil by checking the dipstick, at what intervals are you checking etc. Are we talking a quart every 3000 miles or every 100?

If you rail on your car and live near redline, you will use oil and that is fine it does not mean your motor is bad. If you are blinding traffic with your 007 smoke screen at WOT, you might have bad rings or headgaskets etc.

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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what makes you think you are burning oil? A big puff of black smoke at WOT? Are you noticing that you are consuming oil on your dipstick? Is there wet oil in your tailpipe or just lots of black carbon buildup?
My friends have told me that they have seen smoke when I really step on it. You don't really see it otherwise.

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If all you are seeing is lots of black smoke at WOT, then you are probably just seeing unburnt fuel as you go rich at the top end. This is ok and normal.
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If you are getting alot of blue smoke then you might just have a loose motor that gets more blow-by at the top end, also ok, unless you are doing a spy-hunter in which case, that is not ok.
This is definately a possibilty, but I still think I go through a significant amount of oil.

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If you are noticing that you are consuming oil by checking the dipstick, at what intervals are you checking etc. Are we talking a quart every 3000 miles or every 100?
I did an oil change drove about 500 miles, then I did a 20 hour road trip. So roughly 3 quarts I am guessing is burnt off in less than 3000 miles.

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If you rail on your car and live near redline, you will use oil and that is fine it does not mean your motor is bad. If you are blinding traffic with your 007 smoke screen at WOT, you might have bad rings or headgaskets etc.
It isn't a smoke screen at all, but still seems to go through a ****load of oil. I am wondering if it could be o-rings??? The car only has 58000 miles, so that is not that many.
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Old 09-04-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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I drove to the lake this weekend, an hour each way. I get back, my tail-pipe is black, and my oil is no longer at the top. So the PCV valve was not the culprit...What is the next logical thing, my valve seals?
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Valve seals or piston rings are a possibility.
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