Burning Oil?

patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net patrick.anderson1 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 9 14:36:54 EDT 2006

I had a shop do the head work so I'm not sure how long that all takes. But getting the head off and back on was a good long weekend for me. I'd budget one extra day in addition to whatever it takes you to get a timing belt done. 

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com> 

> How long did that job take you? And I've heard the same about valve 
> guides...exhaust going a little quicker than intake. 
> Derek P 
> >As for idling in traffic causing a little smoke. I had that symptom and by 
> >replacing the exhaust valve guides I fixed the problem. From what I hear, 
> >the intake guides don't go bad as quickly as the exhaust ones. 
> > 
> >Patrick 
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Derek Pulvino" 
> >To: ; 
> >Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com> 
> >Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 9:36 AM 
> >Subject: RE: Burning Oil? 
> > 
> > 
> >>Eric, 
> >> 
> >>From what you described (smoke on startup and when running cold) it looks 
> >>like we're having a different thing going on. While I do get some smoke 
> >>sometimes right at "startup," or when the cars is cold, the problem I 
> >>encountered the other day happened after the car sat and idled in traffic 
> >>for upwards of a half-an-hour. The "cold" smoke is what I'd say is 
> >>typical 
> >>for a relatively rich running cold-start car. The other "startup" smoke 
> >>usually occurs when restarting a warm car after it's sat for half an hour 
> >>to 
> >>an hour. I've never had the oil burning/smoking condition that I 
> >>described 
> >>the other day happen outside of the "idleing a warmed up car for more than 
> >>10-15 minutes in traffic" situation. Again that's only happened three 
> >>times, and again every time it was after idleing in shitty Seattle traffic 
> >>for longer than normal periods of time. 
> >> 
> >>And your oil conusmption is substantially more favorable than mine...I'm 
> >>at 
> >>a quart/500-miles or so. 
> > 

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