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post #1 of 12 Old 06-03-2002, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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excessive oil consumption

My 4banger guzzels oil like crazy. It almost gets dry after about every 1500kms. there are no leaks, no burning, or any mixture in the rad. I see a bit of oil in the air box every now and then but not that much. Does anyone have this kind of oil consumption?


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post #2 of 12 Old 06-03-2002, 01:52 AM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by A.S.:
<strong>It almost gets dry after about every 1500kms. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">DUDE! What have you been doing??? Seeing how long it takes to completely run out of oil? OK...lets start small...Have you noticed MASSIVE amounts of oil in your driveway? You say there is no oil in the coolant? If not then you must be burning some serious oil. Running your poor jeep without oil does not help either. Try changing your oil (if there is any) and if it smells like gas, then you probably have a blown head gasket or head problem. Otherwise, start looking at getting The engine rebuilt. Try keeping oil in it next time, I hear its good for the engine!

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thanks for the advice, yah, I keep it full all the time and there is no signs of oil or oil leaks in the driveway. And there is no oil burning either, I passed the emmissions test with no prob and any signs of burning. The oil was changed two weeks ago with a full flush. Still losing oil. It's my first American car, maybe I'm exadurating, I guess it's not as efficient as a Prelude.

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How many miles? I have over 110,000 miles on mine and never drips a drop of oil.

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I have 98 miles on my jeep.

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Yeah I got Over 117K and I dont burn a drop. All that oil has to be going somewhere though. if your not leaking any, and not burning it...I dunno maybe your neighbor is too cheap to buy oil, and stealing yours HAHA. Seriously though I would take it to a mechanic, with a leak like that, you never know how much oil you have going down the road.

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Have to put the Jeep on a rack and take a look under it?? Or just crawl under and take a look. If your dropp'n oil outside the engine when you're driving, it will be coating the underside of your Jeep.

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One more thing.....do you have the right dipstick?

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 87YJ:
<strong>One more thing.....do you have the right dipstick?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">What do you mean? it is the dipstick that it came with. How do I check to see if its the right one?

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You bought the Jeep from someone else right?? If you haven't had it very long and you've this oil problem since you got it might want to check the lenght of the dip stick. I had a similar problem with a Firebird that I was rebuilding. How do you check find another YJ with a 4 banger and see if the dipsticks are identical.

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by A.S.:
<strong>thanks for the advice, yah, I keep it full all the time and there is no signs of oil or oil leaks in the driveway. And there is no oil burning either, I passed the emmissions test with no prob and any signs of burning. The oil was changed two weeks ago with a full flush. Still losing oil. It's my first American car, maybe I'm exadurating, I guess it's not as efficient as a Prelude.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey, don't diss American or ANY country's cars. It's just stupid. I know you didn't, but don't even think of it! You have to judge each car individually.

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I know, I know, I love my jeep. What I'm saying is that I can't compare it to the little civics and Toyotas I've owned in the past. The jeep is just an animal compared to those little Japanese cars. And I love driving the beast

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