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      09-17-2016, 01:57 AM   #1
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Still burning oil.....

Ive been burning through oil so fast its starting to scare me! I'm going through a full quart every 2,000 miles. I run synthetic Mobil 1 0W40 (never tried anything different yet) and ive replaced the following:


New Valve cover gasket (valve cover looked flawless)
New oil pan gasket
No other leaks that I know of
New Oil catch can
RB PCV Valve that I had since last year


RB turbos have 15,000 hard beaten miles on them?

Engine has 130,000 miles so maybe its losing compression?? (will do test soon)

I will see an oil cloud from time to time after start up while car is already warm. No idea why. Then I never see the cloud again the whole drive. Smells like oil at stop lights sometimes. When I floor it ive been told it shoots out a big amount of white/blue smoke.

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      09-17-2016, 02:10 AM   #2
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Is there a leak by the breather filter maybe? Using a flash light have you noticed the build up of oil residue on any of the hoses/pipes/wiring?
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      09-17-2016, 02:31 AM   #3
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Is there a leak by the breather filter maybe? Using a flash light have you noticed the build up of oil residue on any of the hoses/pipes/wiring?
I could check a little deeper but haven't noticed any leaks of any kind. The only one I can think of is my oil catch can. It had some residue on it when I dumped it out but nothing major...
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      09-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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Ive been burning through oil so fast its starting to scare me! I'm going through a full quart every 2,000 miles. I run synthetic Mobil 1 0W40 (never tried anything different yet) and ive replaced the following:


New Valve cover gasket (valve cover looked flawless)
New oil pan gasket
No other leaks that I know of
New Oil catch can
RB PCV Valve that I had since last year


RB turbos have 15,000 hard beaten miles on them?

Engine has 130,000 miles so maybe its losing compression?? (will do test soon)

I will see an oil cloud from time to time after start up while car is already warm. No idea why. Then I never see the cloud again the whole drive. Smells like oil at stop lights sometimes. When I floor it ive been told it shoots out a big amount of white/blue smoke.

Sounds exactly like failing turbo seals or exhaust valve stem seals.
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      09-17-2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Sounds exactly like failing turbo seals or exhaust valve stem seals.
Yeah..... I just checked and saw I have 5,500 miles on my pilot change but still it's burning so fast I doubt that's the full problem.
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      09-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #6
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I always had issues burning Mobil oil in different vehicles. Try a different oil before changing more parts.
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      09-17-2016, 05:41 PM   #7
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I always had issues burning Mobil oil in different vehicles. Try a different oil before changing more parts.
Yeah. Its due for one and the cheapest thing to start with so ill give it a go lol
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      09-17-2016, 09:15 PM   #8
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I always had issues burning Mobil oil in different vehicles. Try a different oil before changing more parts.
Same here, I will never use Mobil 1 again
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      09-17-2016, 11:10 PM   #9
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Yeah my first car which was an 06 k20 rsx type-s burned through mobil 1 like it was going out of style. Every time I hit VTAK I could expect the smell afterwards, never used that oil again. Try royal purple or castrol edge if you only get your oil from the auto parts store or walmart or something, better oils without a doubt. Try liqui moly if you can get it too or oem. I'm losing oil too, but know it's my oil pan lol.. Gonna wait a while to do that, such as with turbos..
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Lol vtak
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Has it always burned oil or did it start after the new turbos? 1 quart every 2K miles is within spec, but smoke on acceleration is not. Changing oils will not "fix" a problem like that. Aftermarket turbos have proven to have an inferior track record compared to the OEM units, so I wouldn't rule out the RB turbos.
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      09-18-2016, 03:51 AM   #12
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Has it always burned oil or did it start after the new turbos? 1 quart every 2K miles is within speck, but smoke on acceleration is not. Changing oils will not "fix" a problem like that. Aftermarket turbos have proven to have an inferior track record compared to the OEM units, so I wouldn't rule out the RB turbos.
Definitely agree with you. I'm pretty confident the RB's are 75% of it and 25% my oil just being old and broken down lol.
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Same here, I will never use Mobil 1 again
+1 here. Noticed 50% increase in oil consumption compared to Red Line 5-30w
Now running German Castrol 0-40w. To early to tell but running very smoothly though.
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Had a slight leak from the oil return line, replaced the hose and it was golden. Didn't leak much, so I doubt that was 100% of it. I also changed the oil at the same time. From Mobil One 0W40 to 5w40 Redline. Oil consumption came to a halt and I already put 700 miles on it. Did not drop even one bar yet!
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Oil return line could be a big problem. Mine let go and made a mess. I was lucky and saw the smoke. Otherwise I would have lost all the oil. I think I lost about 2.5 quarts before I got to a safe place to turn it off
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