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My 89 n/a burns oil fairly bad. It's not so bad where there's white smoke pouring out, but it is about a quart a week and I don't necessarily drive that much. I have 10w-40 in there currently. Should I go to thicker oil to slow the oil consumption down? What would going thicker mean for the engine wear+tear wise? Thanks...
 

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i would do a compression test and then a wet compression test to determine weather it's in the head or the rings..


it could be worse though..

im driving a 96 kia saphia (sp?) that burns 2 qts every day... .

i was told it's the "vavle stem seals" so being an auto student, i decided to changed them, 9 hours later, car still smokes.. and ive come to the conclusion the cylinder walls are warn, and it's building compression due to so much oil on top of the pistons..
 

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yea I meant blue...sry i'm not thinkin...I got this car about a year ago and the guy before me said he did a compression test and compression was good across all 6. I've only put about 10 k on it since then so what would that mean?
 

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If blue smoke comes out constantly, at idle, under load...Your rings are shot. Engine braking, start up-Valve stem seals.

I mean, if your adding oil every week then it's more then likely your rings.

PS: Great excuse to go GTE!
 

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MKIIICalgary said:
If blue smoke comes out constantly, at idle, under load...Your rings are shot. Engine braking, start up-Valve stem seals.

I mean, if your adding oil every week then it's more then likely your rings.

PS: Great excuse to go GTE!
yea actually I am within the next year or so...so I probably shouldn't worry about it...
 
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