How Much Oil Do you Use?
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 16 13:06:02 EST 2004
May be a bit exagerated, I don't see any oil burning residue on the rear
bumper of the car.
I don't feel like reworking the equation, but roughly 250k miles to come out
even from this "burn rate" if I add 02 sensor costs every 50k miles.
Hmm, now we're at total mileage on the car of 450k...maybe a little beyond
the life expectancy? Still doesn't balance out.
But still didn't answer the question, why is this happening. What are
potential culprits? How can I be sure it's the head, and not turbo seals,
or a problem with the crankcase vent system? I figure leak down will tell
me block vs. head, but how could I tell about the turbo seals or if the
cranckcase vent system is my culprit?
>On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Derek Pulvino wrote:
> > The cost for the work would buy a lot of oil. Assuming consumption
> > constant, and based on a conservative $500 cost from the machine shop,
> > a quart, it would take oh, about 375k miles to break even. Any other
> > from head work? Maybe I'll get a leak down test to pinpoint culprits.
>Don't forget O2 (oxygen) sensor cost - AFAIK it does not like burned oil,
>so you may need to replace it much more frequently.
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