Oil Smoke from exhaust

Sean coonhound at myway.com
Wed Apr 20 22:52:14 EDT 2005

Never in my 36 year life have I heard of any original vehicle with 160k-195k miles burning or otherwise using a meager quart of oil in 7-10k miles.  Friends who buy brand new cars (including Audis) occasionally report this, but I, having never owned a car newer than 12 years old (Toyotas, Volvos, VWs, a '69 Roadrunner and an '87 5ktq sedan), and having always kept extremely close tabs on MPG and oil consumption, have never seen anything remotely resembling such a figure in any vehicle of that mileage.
Further, I believe I remember a recent oil use thread among 200 20v owners which seemed to arrive at a general concensus of 1 qt/ 1000-2000 miles or so.
Why is it that Bernie's cars are so friggin perfect?

 --- On Wed 04/20, Bernie Benz wrote:
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 12:47:08 -0700
Subject: Re: Oil Smoke from exhaust

Do a compression check, with and without oil, to determine if it is valves<br>or rings.  Likely intake valve stem seals also.  700/qt is not good.  My<br>20Vs, original, get 7K to 10K/qt at 160K and 195K, respectively.<br><br>Find the source of the PS leak.  Most probably one of the cylinder head<br>O-rings, a cheap fix.<br><br>Bernie<br><br>> From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at earthlink.net><br>> Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 12:18:59 -0700<br>> To: 200 list <200q20v at audifans.com><br>> Subject: Oil Smoke from exhaust<br>> <br>> Went on a little drive this weekend, it was an easy casual drive.<br>> Arrived at destination and spoke with someone for a minute or two (<br>> engine running, at idle)<br>> Blipped throttle and saw the blue haze of oil smoke.<br>> This car does have one cylinder that  the plug looks pretty gunked up<br>> when pulled out ( compared the proper nice gray color of the rest).<br>> Ideas and opinions please.<br>> I am thinking cylinder rings vs valve guide seals, since it came at an<br>> idle vs deceleration.<br>> The engine has been using oil ( qt per 700 mi.)<br>> Could a head gasket have a leak and cause something like this?<br>> There is no oil leak on the outside of the engine.<br>> Even though it looks like I will doing a seal overhaul on the PS pump(<br>> there is a seepage there.

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