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Username Post: 235 oil be gone        (Topic#293511)
hmadrigal 
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hmadrigal
Reg: 02-24-09
02-15-13 12:19 AM - Post#2316966    

So, I drove my car today and notice when I gave it some gas I heard a subtle knock.like the valves were loose., I got home, and the Dipstick showed I was very low on oil. I Droped the remainning oil and it measured about 2 to 2.5 quarts in the oil pan. The engine runs strong, and I've never had this extreme oil consumption before,I have notice smoke out of the blow by hole, but nothing out of the norm, so I thought,
I guess I need somebody to tell me it's going to be alright just don't let it happen again.
Thanks for the advice in advance



 
Dean50 
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Dean50
Loc: Detroit area
Reg: 01-02-07
02-15-13 04:55 PM - Post#2317198    
    In response to hmadrigal

Do you have the old six? When is the last time you checked the oil? If you do a lot of idling or slow cruising you will smoke that way because the car needs to be moving to draw fumes from the crankcase via the road draft tube. But losing a couple of quarts would mean a leak or burning of oil. You'll need to figure on fixing the leak or an overhaul. There are several common leak areas, I'd check for that first if you're not smoking out the tailpipe.

Dean50



 
hmadrigal 
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hmadrigal
Reg: 02-24-09
02-15-13 07:30 PM - Post#2317280    
    In response to Dean50

Thank you, I did a mean tune up on it a few weeks back. Before i started i checked the oil and it was fine, (except for the standard oil breathing out the gaskets)I have no oil on my driveway. but we did have it idle a long time, back and forth, and because of the cold weather i have had it sit in idle for a good long while. but after the 1st oil check during the tune up i just assumed. I drove the car today with the new oil (I went 10-40 was running 10-30) and the valve noise went away and the car ran fine. EVery so often when i turn it on a little smoke comes out of the pipes.
I did not know that sitting in idle will cause oil consumption.

Hey thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it it.



 
Dean50 
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Loc: Detroit area
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02-16-13 05:12 AM - Post#2317358    
    In response to hmadrigal

Smoke when you first start the car may be due to worn valve stem seals. They are easy to replace with small block Chevy umbrella types.
Good luck and enjoy the car. It looks pretty good.

Dean50



 
pearljam724 
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Loc: SW Pennsylvania
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03-11-16 07:12 PM - Post#2614720    
    In response to hmadrigal

Does your motor have or did you install a pcv valve ? A defective pcv valve can allow a lot of oil being drawn from the crankcase. A lot of people also install a pcv valve on a motor that never originally had one. That is fine, but you can't throw any random valve at any motor. Different valves are designed to operate on specific pounds of vacuum for the motor they are designed for. The wrong pcv valve, could draw too much oil from a crankcase. From my understanding, the inline sixes run on 12 pds of vacuum. Give or take a pound or two.

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