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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:13 am 
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Subject pretty much says it, my XR8 is using a s**t of oil, no leaks anywhere.

It uses about a Litre a week.

What would possible problems be?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:46 am 
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blowby... caused when your piston rings are shot and oil is getting into the chamber. do you notice any amount of black smoke? particularly when you give it some stick? i say this because you might not notice it under idle but under load, when oil pressure is built up, that's when it might sneak away.

valve stem seals?

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:31 am 
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The rings are worn and unless you can afford to rebuild it i would just run some thicker oil or an additive to thicken the oil.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:29 pm 
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nar, no smoke.

this sucks i just bought it.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:33 pm 
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How many ks has it done

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:35 pm 
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I've been blowing blue smoke on cold starts for a while.
I swapped the oil to a thicker one. I think I went from 30W to 20W or something and it has significantly reduced the blue smoke on cold mornings. It only lingers for a short while in comparison to 5 mins before. Either valve stem seals or piston rings but I doubt it'd be the rings. The car's been babyed around for ages.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:59 pm 
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How many K's on the motor? A Windsor should easily do 300-400,000 if looked after.

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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:04 pm 
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V8 Ghia Mike wrote:
How many K's on the motor? A Windsor should easily do 300-400,000 if looked after.

Mike


think about 230 xxx

 

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