Thread: oil "usage" ??
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Old 08-30-2002, 02:16 PM
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These engine tend to use oil because of valve stem seals. Both of my cars used a quart every 700 to 1k miles. I replaced the valve stem selas and the consumption went to zero in both cases. They also needed front main seals as well but the majority of the consumption was thru the valve stem seals.

I would recomend changing the valve stem seals and then checking your consumption. Valve stems are not very expensive. At your mileage its doubtful that the heads need to be reqworked.
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