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Old 07-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #11
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Is it BURNING oil, or LOSING oil? If it'* "burning" 2 qt/mo I'd think it would be smoking like 1967 hippie.
my mom had an intrepid rental car that did that. it looked like a great car but i was in a parking lot and revved it twice before shutting it off and the blue smoke was so thick the whole area behind me was filled with a blue haze. so look for smoke on start up and try revving it a few times and see if you can see any smoke. then you can pretty much determine whether its burning or losing oil.

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Is it BURNING oil, or LOSING oil? If it'* "burning" 2 qt/mo I'd think it would be smoking like 1967 hippie. You ought to be able to see blue smoke coming out the tailpipe. You ought to at least be able to smell it. If it is smoking, does it smoke more when you step on the gas (indicative of bad rings), or when you're decelerating (characteristic of worn valve guides/seals)?

Either way, I think you need to determine whether your losing or burning oil before you go too much further.
Your right.It'* burning oil.
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Ok..if you know you are burning oil..let'* get to the why.

Is it only at startup?
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Bear with me for asking stupid questions, Blood, but to be sure I have to ask...Assuming you're seeing smoke, you're seeing it come out of the tailpipe, right? Not from under the hood, under the car, or looking out the back window behind the car? Just want to make sure it'* not leaking profusely on a hot engine part or the exhaust.
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Well I guess I had a brain fart when I posted my last post. I dont see it throwing smoke so I guess I should have said it'* loosing oil, not burning. There is no oil on the ground or around the engine compartment.
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Smoking on startup would be another indicator of valve guide seals
As a follow-up, upon startup, get out and place a small piece of white tissue, about 2-3 inches from the exhaust pip. Keep it there for at least 10-15 seconds. See if you get black spots. I've actually had recently favorable results with Bar'* Oil Stop Leak with Seal Conditioner.
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Luke... do you get a commission for each time you mention the Bar'* leak? j/k if it worked great..however we haven't determined if he'* actually leaking oil and if so...from where.
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don't know if the SLE has the coolant line to the radiator but if it does, its possible one could be leaking under pressure while driving.
It would be a good idea to do a thourough inpection of the lines. You can't loose that much oil that fast without it noticeable going somewhere.
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