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 Post subject: oil loss
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:32 pm 
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Hey got a question bout my car is a AU fairmont. it seems to be using oil. When i changed my oil last after 10000k only 3 liters came out. Whats the go there

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:43 am 
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if there is no signs of leaks at all?
it might be going out your exhaust? burning oil,coolent leaking into cylinder???
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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:54 am 
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if there is no signs of leaks at all?
it might be going out your exhaust? burning oil,coolent leaking into cylinder???

Yea cant seem to see anything. No wet patches are left on the ground. How do i tell if its comin out of the exhaust?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:17 pm 
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any funny sounds or does your engine "chug"?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:33 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
any funny sounds or does your engine "chug"?


Nah all seems to be fine. Also fixed the coolant issue now its just the Oil loss. Is it normal to be using 2+ liters in 10,000ks

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:00 pm 
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Leaving engine oil go for 10,000km is ridiculous.....no longer 5,000km or 6 months, which ever occurs first.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Leaving engine oil go for 10,000km is ridiculous.....no longer 5,000km or 6 months, which ever occurs first.


What do you mean its ridiculous? Isnt it ment to last that long? Service icon comes up every 10,000k that's when i change it. I used to change it every 5 but it was still clean.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:15 pm 
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au man wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
any funny sounds or does your engine "chug"?


Nah all seems to be fine. Also fixed the coolant issue now its just the Oil loss. Is it normal to be using 2+ liters in 10,000ks


there are a few things i would like to ask?
how many kms are on the engine,what grade oil do you use and have you been using the same brand of oil or have you recently changed to a different brand oil????
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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:20 pm 
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I agree, 10,000 klms is ok for engine oil. These days OIL has come a long way since the 1960's and it has been engineered to be used for longer periods. Our utes at work are done every 15,000 klms (Falcon BA/BF)

Does your car put out smoke when you start the car and for about 2-3 mins after starting?
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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:25 pm 
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This may seem strange, but was the oil filter tight enough?
What does your oil pressure sit at on cluster?

Do you park it on grass? Reason I say this is I couldn't work out where my oil was going on the v8, with oil loss barely noticeable (clear oil and I park on lawn :roll: ) a nice smooth steady drip run down the same part of the bloody filter lol

Could have been a bad gasket/ ring seal dunno, but I always make sure I tighten filters fairly well, if anything I'm a little overzealous with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Coolent/oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:27 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
au man wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
any funny sounds or does your engine "chug"?


Nah all seems to be fine. Also fixed the coolant issue now its just the Oil loss. Is it normal to be using 2+ liters in 10,000ks


there are a few things i would like to ask?
how many kms are on the engine,what grade oil do you use and have you been using the same brand of oil or have you recently changed to a different brand oil????


Um the cars got 125xxx, cant exactly remember what oil i put in it last time. 5-30w i think. I havnt changed the brand for a while.

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I agree, 10,000 klms is ok for engine oil. These days OIL has come a long way since the 1960's and it has been engineered to be used for longer periods. Our utes at work are done every 15,000 klms (Falcon BA/BF)

Does your car put out smoke when you start the car and for about 2-3 mins after starting?


Not really just the normal, to be honest have really noticed ill take more of a note of it next time i start it up. The car is always warmed up for a min or two before I drive it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:30 pm 
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This may seem strange, but was the oil filter tight enough?
What does your oil pressure sit at on cluster?

Do you park it on grass? Reason I say this is I couldn't work out where my oil was going on the v8, with oil loss barely noticeable (clear oil and I park on lawn :roll: ) a nice smooth steady drip run down the same part of the bloody filter lol

Could have been a bad gasket/ ring seal dunno, but I always make sure I tighten filters fairly well, if anything I'm a little overzealous with it.


its parked in the driveway on concrete. I tighten it then turn it back a quarter of a turn like it says cause then its a C*** to take off

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:33 pm 
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check the engine oil in the morning after it's all embedded.


If it's very dark in colour, then u need an oil change.

If it's very light in colour, then u dont need one. simple

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:42 pm 
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falcon1999 wrote:
check the engine oil in the morning after it's all embedded.


If it's very dark in colour, then u need an oil change.

If it's very light in colour, then u dont need one. simple


Yea that's what i go by. That the reason why i stopped changing it at 5,000k. Its was coming out clean.

 

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 Post subject: Re: oil loss
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:49 pm 
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Anyone going to comment on using 5-30w in a 130,000 decade old engine?

Is there anything that anyone would like to say?

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