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    • Jtdemler
      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      My current plan is to bandaid it long enough for me to get another vehicle and then I'm free to take on big repairs.I'll still plan on doing the leakdown next weekend and look at the throttle body. I've never actually checked it but I did...
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      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      Update #2Just finished doing a number of things including a compression test and luqui moly engine cleaner prior to a full oil change. I bumped up my oil thickness from 5w30 blend to 10w40 conventional along with Lucas oil stabilizer...
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      Jtdemler reacted to CKOPOCT's post in the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a with Like Like.
      Agreed. Wells look like old plug seal leak and the oil burned/coked. Plugs and pistons look good - no evidence of regular burning oil like from a head gasket or valve guide/seal leak.I'd do the compression and leakdown tests. Based on the...
    • Jtdemler
      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      UPDATE:Just scoped out the pistons and plug wells.Let me know what you guys think.....I numbered the pictures and got the best quality I could.Also note that I can very easily see the top of the plug wells where the valve cover seats...
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    • Jtdemler
      2G (95-99) T/E 2.0L NT 420A engine Compression ratio 9.8:1 Standard compression 170-225 psi Service limit 100 psiHere are the numbers according to the factory service manual. I am to sure if their are any way to test for a bad piston or valve...
    • Jtdemler
      Perform a leak down test.When the air is in the cylinder, you will listen at 3 places1) open the TB, if you hear air escaping, you have intake valve issues 2) Listen at the end of the exhaust, air here is bad exhaust valves 3) Listen at...
    • Jtdemler
      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      Will do, I'll post results when I get to testing the compression, most likely this weekend.
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      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      There is a leak on the rear of the engine (firewall side) that never drips on the ground but just stays slightly damp. Haven't pinpointed it tho.Also, I did all those seals when I did the valve cover gasket and it never changed.
    • Jtdemler
      Jtdemler replied to the thread 420A Burning oil! 420a.
      Thanks for the reply.I have no idea if it's the headgasket but I have also heard that was an issue on these cars so it's definitely a possibility.I just remembered back when I changed the spark plugs the threads were oily on almost all...
    • Jtdemler
      Haven't found a thread specifically addressing my issue so if anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.Ever since I got the car it's burned a slight bit of oil, big deal I thought with 160k miles, I figured it was fairly normal and...
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