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John FISH Curtis

Loosing Oil And Smoke......

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oh dear, doesn't sound good?
gonna guess this is on the skoda seen as those the elise doesn't know what a road is....

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Look on the bright side, you will always be running with fresh oil wink.gif

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John, spill the beans. What have you broke?

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My previous engine used to burn 1litre / 1000miles. Apparently that's acceptable, say Rover.

 

On the plus side, as Russ says, you're getting a labour-free oil change. I used to do it every year until I realised that all the oil in there was less than 5k miles old. As long as you change the filter as often as you should and have a spare litre with you, there's little point in doing anything about it UNLESS this is a sudden change. Have you done something to it recently or got any new noises ?

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Car has been loosing oil, needing topping up after every run, this started last year.

 

Engine has not been used since October, sat in the garage on axle stands on a battery conditioner.

 

Dipstick registered just below MAX on Sunday, started car, ticked over for 5/10min (rad didn't get hot), blipped the throttle on the TB a few times after choke had gone to be greeted with some smoke.

Checked oil level today, about 3/4 full !!

 

Taking plugs out this weekend to check. No sign of oil leaks from underneath as the under trays have been fitted since garaged. Totally no sign of HGF.

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Time for a compression test. If your down on one cylinder more than 10%, time for the head to come off. Then do some leak testing. Will be valve or piston ring, if no visible external oil leak.

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John, check the obvious. Oil filter tight, also check its not weeping from the oil pump crank seal. If it is you will see a drip from the back of the crank pulley. Are you sure its not water vapour ( the smoke ) Inlet plenum gasket? or from the exhaust as its been stood a while. If all the oils drained out the head etc as its not been used it will drop on the dipstick. The head must hold half a litre as i have tipped it all over my garage floor before now :) Good luck

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