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SVO: Re: Burning oil



valve seals, classic symptom.
Maybe you need a FORD pcv vavle too, to cut down on your blowby under
boost.

Turbos let you KNOW when they are bad.
I doubt yours is bad.

Dave
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> From: Andy Haydock <andyh@seattleu.edu>
> To: Multiple recipients of list SVO <SVO@SMARTWORX.COM>
> Subject: SVO:  Burning oil
> Date: Tuesday, December 02, 1997 7:28 PM
> 
> 
> 
> My car has been burning oil for a while and for quite some time I thought
> that I just needed to do a valve grind and while I was at it I would have
> the turbo rebuilt (hasn't been touched in 10 years).  But the more I
think
> about it the more I believe that the valve guides are fine but it is the
> turbo.  Here are the symptoms:
> 	1.  When the car is started up it burns a little oil.
> 	2.  During hard acceleration it burns oil.
> 	3.  Once the car is warm it doesn't burn oil unless it idles for about
> 5-15min.
> 	4.  During freeway driving very little to no oil is burned (e.g. The car
> burns 	     	     ~1qt. of oil (city driving) every 250 miles, but on the
> freeway I can go for                                                    	
 
>   ~600miles without needing to add oil).
> 	5.  It seems like the more I use the turbo the more oil I burn.
> 
> Its that last symptom that leads me to believe that it is just the turbo
> that needs to be rebuilt.  The engine has been meticulously maintained,
oil
> changed at least every 3000 miles, all work done by FLM dealers with
> original parts.
> 
> Opinions would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Andrew