04-03-2007, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Losing Engine Oil
Yet another question:
Some time ago, I overhauled my engine and took the opportunity to skim my valves, pistons and block.
Ever since then, I've noticed that my Oil catch tank seems to fill up pretty fast. My Oil catch tank is connected to both the crank case vacuum as well as to where the PCV valve is.
Before the overhaul, I used to not need to top up any engine oil between intervals, but nowadays, I need to top up every month or so. I change my oil and filter around every 6000km. My car is not spewing out any white fumes either
I'm using Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 and have been doing so since I got the car till now. I'm also using Denso Iridium Ik20L and I rev the car pretty hard. Change is normal above 4K and i redline the car pretty often. I reside in Singapore where Humidity is high and temperature is usually around 32 deg celcius. I also have the timing set at 16 Deg and running a K&N cone filter together with JR cables. Other than that, the power plant is stock.
My question is:
What can be causing me to lose Oil unlike last time?
Likely to be from PCV or crank?