10-09-2010, 04:37 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Total Cats: 236
My '99 is burning oil...
Yes, it's official.
It is consuming about a quart in just over 500 miles.
I also get a puff of smoke out the tailpipe when I get on the gas aggressively once the engine is warm.
Compression test was 180 psi on all four.
The engine has 164.000 Km on it.
Do you think its ring related as I think it is indeed the culprit?
What do you guys think I should do?
I can do a basic hone, with new rings, bearings and a head gasket. That would be the most economical way to go. (I would change the stem seals, as well, while I get in there, of course.)
I really do not want to (and can't) go the whole way with a full bore, new pistons, etc..
Any thoughts, ideas?