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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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One thing I was told recently (possibly through this very site...) was that regular detergent is flammable - so your overalls, once washed, will be more flammable than they were before...


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Not necessarily a presoak, but if you use a product like original Gojo: It will clean the grease/oil really well. You may want to run the stuff through a second time with regular washer detergent to ensure the washer is clean after use. The alternative way would be to take them to a laundromat and use their washer. Only needs to be run through once that ...


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You could be really lucky and it could be that the rubber seal within the cap has deteriorated and is no longer holding the pressure in the expansion tank. ** CAUTION ** - Do NOT remove this cap whilst the car is warm, you risk scalding from both super heated water and escaping steam. Once the car has cooled, remove this cap. If it appears to be loose ...


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An 'end of its life' head gasket might cause the problem. But before that you be sure about the liquid- is it oil or water or whatever.


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I think this is because of the main bearings. The oil enters from above into the bearings. A worn bearing will cause the gap between the axle and the bearing to be larger, and more oil will escape, which leads to lower pressure. This effect is bigger when you press the accelerator because the crankshaft will then be affected by a downward force from the ...



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