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Old 09-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Oil 1 quart x 100 miles Help!

I got this 2000 SOHC focus wagon, Maybe somebody can help, this car is burning really heavy oil and looses power in intervals of about 4 - 5 seconds when driving and them pics up again. Sometimes smokes a lot some times not that much. (dark blueish smoke)

Compression is about 140 all four cylinders 2+ -

The gpm is about 28 - 30 in hwy and 16-17 in city.

There is no oil leaks anywhere visible, or any other loss of fluids.

There is no other problems with the car other than is burning about a quart per 100 miles driven...

Any Ideas as to the source of the problem problems..


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Old 09-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Sounds like the valve seat is going bye bye. It is common on the SPI engine around 100k miles.

Do a compression test asap.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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Blue smoke is oil, but to burn that much, you'd be making some serious smoke. Just a tiny amount of oil makes a lot of smoke. You might have oil getting into the exhaust and pooling up. I've seen this happen once on another vehicle, and there's not as much smoke as you'd expect from oil burning in the combustion chamber.

I can't tell you how to fix it because that will depend on how it's broken exactly. This is just a guess without even looking at the car.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Makes sense that it has an internal leakage coming out unburned out of the exhaust, but that would mean that I should have a clogged converter or a muffler filled with oil, but I do not see any physical oil coming out of the exhaust, I will check next n put my hand while reving up to see if I get some oil particles or something out of the exhaust ... If this was to be right, it would mean the problem is in the cylinder head right?

Where I did see some oil was in the bottom of the intake when I took out the hose that goes to the filter.

As mentioned in the first post all cylinders have about 140psi 1 to 2 + psi difference from each other.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #5
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Well I tested with some revving up... First I got black smoke like a diesel engine but not much, after 2 revs this is how my hand got dirty 3 inches away from the exhaust, after that I started getting a gray smoke like in the pics lots of it.
I am leveling with a quart of oil every 4 days. Or 1 per 100 miles driven.







Under normal driving I do not get this much smoke
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Oil Injection there.

Under normal driving you just don't see the smoke, it dissipates with speed.

Motor and cat are dead. You are risking catching car on fire driving like that.

Dead valve guides/seals, dead rings, dead head or block from heavy overheating maybe. No easy or fast fix there at all. Compression reading you got says maybe guides/seals.
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