Burning Oil?

Geraint Lloyd geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Fri Oct 6 12:34:02 EDT 2006

I'm new to this thread so may have missed the start
Have you tried testing the compressions, hot and cold?
i'm thinking uneven bore wear or a dodgy ring.

daft suggestion No2 would be to whip the cam cover off
and make sure
that there is nothing partially blocking the oil
return to the sump from
the head.
maybe the head is over-full so when it sits, with the
valves immersed in
oil, some seeps down the stems which would burn off
when you start ans
would be worse after it has sat for a while.........

It's not a blocked crank case breather pod is it? 054
103 129.
the same pod used to make 850cc - 1.3L polos and golfs
smoke a bit,
especially if the car had missed a few oil changes.
they used to be cheap, so might be a thing to try.

I realise that I'm clutching at straws, but that's the
point isn't it!

Also, how many previous owners say 'it was ok when I
had it'. Time for a
spade full of salt perchance!


Geraint Lloyd 
People's Republic of Canadia
'89 200 TQA MCII
'87 Group N Golf 2 GTI, 8v, RHD
sticky "S" key and big 'word wrap' issues in

Huppert, Eric wrote:
> Gentlemen,
> Bought the car in early May, put almost 12k on it
since then. At the time i
> was commuting 160 rt plus normal everyday runs!
> Previous owner (ebay deal!) stated the car had sat
for about six months and
> didn't have this issue prior. Upon picking it up i
worked on it for several
> weeks clearing up vacuam line issues and all the
other typical 44 problems
> (to include TB and WP). Fairly well sorted out now,
excepting the smokey idle
> situation. (Now i just need to install the chips i
got from Ben S.!)
> Oil consumption is less than a quart over 3 to 4k.
Car has almost 230K so not
> overly concerned with losing a quart! No oil leaks..

> Little difficult to bite my tongue on the oil
overfill comment. Was a
> mechanic by trade (2 yr degree), still do my own
work at home. Third type 44,
> sold my chipped 87 5000 to my son with almost 400k,
my 90 200TQ i still have
> with almost 320k... Rehabbed a 5000 for one of my
sons that i'd bought as a
> parts car with a supposed bad trans, turned out to
be a simple linkage
> issue...  But, thinking i did give limited info for
you to work
> with!....haha!
> Posted this problem quite some time ago... Only
smokes when cold, once warm
> there's no smoke. No smoke on decel/back on the
throttle. So, smoke is not
> vacuam dependent. Had pulled the mm house and ic
after it was smoking, no
> great amount of oil present. If it was the cold side
i would have seen some
> oil. If it was the seals it woud most likely leak
all the time.
> As previously stated, need to get it loaded up at
idle and pull the down pipe
> and or turbo and see if there's any telltale
signs... (probably should do it
> soon, NY is getting a little cooler and it's a PITA
to work in the garage!)
> Cheers, Eric
> ________________________________
> From: Bernstein, Jeff (PSC-Akron)
[mailto:Jeff.Bernstein at pneumaticscale.com]
> Sent: Thu 10/5/2006 12:27 PM
> To: Huppert, Eric
> Cc: Derek Pulvino; b.benz at charter.net;
200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Burning Oil?
> Eric, 
> You don't mention how long you have had your problem
and you don't mention
> how much oil consumption you are having so I can't
say if your problem is
> related to what Derek is experiencing.  If your
problem is fairly recent and
> no noticeable oil consumption then I would suspect
that you may have your oil
> level too high.  Having the oil level too high will
give you the exact
> symptoms that you are describing.  This is common
situation especially after
> changing the oil and is easily solved by draining
some oil out of the engine.
> Jeff B. 
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