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Re: SVO: Burning oil



 Andy,                                           
 I said valve stem SEALS, not seats, original units will be cracked by
now.That may only be part of the cause though.The seals can get bad enough
to leak oil all the time, depending on how cracked they are.The seals and
valve cover gasket are a least inexpensive parts.Good Luck.
                                                  Neil
At 08:17 PM 12/3/97 -0800, Andy Haydock wrote:
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>Jim,
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>Crawled under my car today (which wasn't fun I might add) and there was no
>oil on the undercarriage, tranny, or exhaust system or on the engine
>itself...so it's not leaking the oil away.
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>Dave,
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>Good idea about the PCV valve.  I already thought about it and changed it
>two weeks ago.
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>Dave, Neil and Jim,
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>I realize that valve seats crack/break/go bad, and this is a possibility. 
>But, I am not sure that this is my problem for two reasons.  First off the
>car runs great, in fact as good as new.  I would imagine that with a bad
>valve seat it would run not quite as smoothly (unless the crack is really
>small in which case I would only be losing a small amount of oil which
>isn't the case).  Secondly, if the seats were bad wouldn't it burn oil all
>of the time?
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>I plan on doing a compression check sometime after next week (I have finals
>next week).  As another possibility could it be the valve guides?
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>One more thing, the car sat for 9 months without being moved/started or
>anything.
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>Thanks for the help
>
>Andrew
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