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 Post subject: burning oil
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 7:46 pm 
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hey just wondering what is causing my rebuilt EL XR6 engine to still burn oil after 40,000 after rebuild. if i put 5.5lt of oil after a oil change then when the next oil change is due, should there be the same amount of oil in there when u first put the oil in or will there be less?
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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Its normal for all cars to use a tad of oil between services but if it is excessive get it looked into.

 

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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:08 pm 
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How much is it using?

 

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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Check wether it is burning or leaking oil. After a 'proper' rebuild you should lose almost no oil. Keep in mind a 500-100km oil change if there's been any machining erc to remove metal particles.
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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:54 am 
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well its been 40,000kms so far and its still burning oil. i check it today and it was below the okay mark and i service it every 5,000kms.
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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 1:46 pm 
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You positive it's not leaking?

Our EB2 is losing about 1.5litres every 2000km / 3months but when you have a look under the car you can see where its going....undercarrige is covered in the stuff lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:01 pm 
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nope no leaks at all.
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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:02 pm 
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did u replace, rear main seal on the back off the engine, behind the fly wheel

 

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 Post subject: Re: burning oil
Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:11 pm 
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jamie22_cole wrote:
nope no leaks at all.


to that i would say that it may not have been run in properly..
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Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:36 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
jamie22_cole wrote:
nope no leaks at all.


to that i would say that it may not have been run in properly..


this would be my suggestion to, what sort of tollerances did you observe when you built it?

I built mine, its pretty tight on tollerance, but I6 motors love that.

 

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