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What I see missing here is the fact that the PCV system does far more than just retain EPA compliance, the blow-by contains dozens of damaging compounds that must be removed as soon as they enter the crankcase by fresh air entering one bank, and the foul nasty vapors evacuated or "sucked" out the opposite bank while still in a gaseous state. If you do NOT ...


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As Nick said there are wear indicators. Most will have little arrows on the side wall to show you where the indicator bars or raised areas are. On the side of wall of tires there is the date of manufacture stamped as 4 digits. The first two represent the week in the year it was manufactured and the last two the year. May be difficult to spot at first but ...


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Could you smell it when you open engine hood? Normally when you change oil, some gets spilled on exhaust pipe in engine bay. They get hot when rpm goes up, hence the smell. I suggest using some degreaser to clean exhuase pipe and any parts that gets hot.


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I agree with @Paulster2 that it seems to be related to the piston ring replacement. Another possibility is that the valve stem seals might be worn, although the symptoms you describe are not quite right, and it would smoke at start-up and long periods of idling (pulling away after sitting at traffic lights, for example). Just my 2 cent's worth. Maybe a ...


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If the car is still burning oil as you describe, I can think of several things which might be wrong: When replacing the rings, you clocked the rings wrong. If all of the ring gaps line up, you'll pump oil into the cylinder (gives a straight shot for oil to pass). You'll also lose compression. If you didn't hone the cylinders correctly or didn't at least ...


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I've speed read this so excuse duplication. Service history is important. Make sure all stamps are present and consider calling the garage(s) who stamped them to confirm each service took place. You're spending a lot of money on the car. When you've lined up the final choice, I'd consider spending a few hundred more and get the RAC or AA to inspect it. ...


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Checking the battery requires a battery tester and disconnecting the battery; the next best manner is to hook the car up to the correct service equipment and confirm it is the right battery for the car and use any test protocols available on the equipment and car, meanwhile also checking the charging system. After that, use 'close visual inspection': look ...


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Tyre depth gauges look something like this (amazon link) - you can buy them in any automotive store. You press the green bit against the tyre and push the middle bit into the tread groove. The slidy bit at the top will then tell you the depth. Buy one and have a play, it's easier to see than to explain! You should be able to see the 'wear bars' - raised ...


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The below are very easy checks you can do while buying a used car.(from anywhere for that matter of fact) Engine This is the most complicated/expensive part to maintain/replace. Head Gasket check: Open the oil filler cap or the dip stick for any milky white substance , like mayoneese ,if it is present then stay away , it means the head gasket is ...


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The simplest answer as to why this is happening would be a problem either with the electronics, or with the dashboard itself. If I remember correctly, vehicles from this manufacturer and age relied on several different electronic control units (ECUs) that worked pretty much independently from each other, so it would seem strange that they would decide to go ...


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Usually when I see multiple things going dead and the gauges stop working like you stated, the first thing I think of is some sort of grounding issue. Hard to diagnose ... even harder to track down.


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Judging by your other questions on the site your motorcycle is a '12 Yamaha R6. If so, you have an oil filter, which should pick up the metal flakes and any other debris. A new oil filter and fresh oil should be sufficient to clean out the unwanted debris. It is unlikely that the metal flakes are responsible for a performance degradation if the oil filter ...


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You could use oil flushing agent which is available from most motor factors or, if you cant get any, add a small amount of diesel to the old oil and allow the vehicle to idle for a short period prior to removing the old oil. Also, a large magnet on the sump pan which you then draw to the drain hole should drag out any rogue metal trapped in the system. I'm ...


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Yes I know this question was asked over a year ago. Whatever. First there is no drain back valve on the n42 oil filter element and you cannot fit it "upside down". It can be fitted either way.If this oil light delay definitely occurred strait after the oil & filter change, and you did NOTHING else, then the answer will lie in either of these i.e. the ...


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Rings generally wear at the same rate meaning that when it's time to replace one you should be replacing them all as they're not seating with the cylinder properly any more. Burning oil does not always imply a loss of compression. Cars with good rings will burn oil due to bad valve guides or bad valve guide seals. A compression test should help you ...


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It also depends on if your car is set for long life service intervals or not. I've got the Bora 1.9 TDI PD130 (2004 model year) and it seems to need oil changes every 20k miles. Checking the oil level regularly is very important as low oil on these engines will cause untold damage. Also, if you change the oil more frequently than required then this is ...


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It depends on which engine you have, but following this guideline, you should do as follows: Engine Frequency TDI First @ 5k miles, then @ 10k, then every 10k miles 1.8T Every 5k miles 2.0L First @ 5k miles, then @ 10k, then every 10k miles NOTE: I don't actually believe the 2.0L came in the 2004, just the ...


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I overfilled my brand new Craftsman Lawn Mower. Would NOT turn over at all. Drained the oil down to the proper level and cleaned up the spark plug. It fired up and there was a bit of white smoke but that soon dissipated. Has worked fine since!


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Unfortunately, oil consumption in these engines can be quite large. GM has put out service bulletins which says that engine use up to 1 quart per 2000 miles is perfectly normal. I found some information on the bulletin: (NOTE: - I was unable to find the actual bulletin, but the following is an excerpt from it, which was copied into the forum link I provided ...



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