Heavy oil usage...

Nathaniel Merrill feelstranger at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 24 10:03:31 EDT 2006

Ok, I finally had a chance to look into this a bit.
The plugs are clean - no fouling at all.
I pulled the intake hose off the turbo and checked the play in the shaft - 
my calibrated finger gauge indicated at least 0.25mm play - may be 0.5mm - 
enough to make a clearly audible click/clack  without ducking in close to 
I'm guessing too much eh?
Am I on the right track thinking that the hot side seals are leaking oil 
directly into the exhaust?
If so, any info about rebuilt, or rebuilding part supplies welcomed.

>From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
>Reply-To: brett at cloud9.net
>To: Feelstranger <feelstranger at hotmail.com>
>CC: <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: Heavy oil usage...
>Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 23:55:04 -0400
>On Sep 19, 2006, at 2:13 PM, Feelstranger wrote:
>>Well, at 155 K miles, I am suffering serious oil burning.  It all  started
>>when I switched over to synthetic oil, though, that could be  coincidence.
>>Roughly  1qt per tank of gas
>There's something seriously wrong if you are using that much oil, and  that 
>kind of oil consumption will cause lots of other problems.  Clog  the cats, 
>leave lots of carbon in the combustion chamber, dirty the  valves, etc.
>Stop driving the car until you figure out what it is, or things will  only 
>get more expensive.

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