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Old 03-29-2009, 12:52 PM   #1
bigolrig
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EG33 Swapped 2 dr RS

Default burning too much oil??

I got my motor build at a local machine shop, whos reputation is incredible, they build tons and tons of tractor pulling engines across the country. but thats besides the point.

How much oil should i be burning with a new built motor? with in the last 2000 miles ive burnt 2-2.5 quarts. which seems way way excessive to me.

the only mods i have are:
je pistons & eagle ( i know i know bad choices but too late to fix and because i blew my stock motor )
catless megan downpipe
Hks hi power exhaust
Cobb short ram
Cobb Accessport stage 2
and Gimmick Afta-Maf

are my clearances too big?
should i have them pull it, rebuild it with new rings honed and such on the part that is their fault?

any advice?
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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i have a built sleeved motor and i dont gobble any oil. even afetr 20 runs on a dyno and straight to the track and hot laped it 5 times no oil burning. you have a serious problem my friend. your clearences are all jacked. there is a big difference in building tractor race motors and horizontal opposed subaru flat 4's.

do you have a catch can?
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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no, they have also built numerous subie motors for teams at mid-ohio.
I dont have a catch can, but I was thinking about it recently, but i think that is sort of just trying to mask my problem. Could just be more blow by?
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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How do we know your clearances are to blame since we have no idea what they are? Furthermore, without a leakdown test, how could any of us possibly know if you have an engine problem or just a leak somewhere? Get a leakdown test and then report back. (btw, there isn't anything inherently "wrong" with your choice of pistons and rods - they've both been used before with good success)
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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we called and they said it could be the turbo, which i was thinking too because it has 157k on it hah, and im going to get the specs and a compression/leak down tests as well
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