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Had the head replaced on my 03 2.0 spi because of a dropped valve seat at 138000 miles. Now its using oil, which I never had a problem before. What do you guys think it could be. Thanks.
 

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How bad is it would be the first question I think of.

Second would whether you've looked at the spark plug to see if it's burning oil in the cyl. that dropped the seat.

Piston/ring/cylinder wall damage can vary from minor to catastrophic when a valve seat drop happens, some who thought it was minor found a broken piston on further investigation.


Minor oil usage & running fine otherwise, you may be able to live with the damage for quite a while - if it's major there's a good chance the damage evaluation missed something.

Cleaning out the intake & exh. thoroughly is part of the repair that's necessary, otherwise crud left in there can do damage afterwards.
 
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