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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2003, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Maybe the HG's?

Uhhh... my car's not leaking any oil yet it seems to be disappearing... burning off? I top it up... little while later the VMM reads that the oil is low... go check the dipstick and sure as hell the oil's low. I top it up and it stays like that for awhile... and eventually its low again... common w/ SC's? Or have my hg's gone? My dad says it could be the rings (guessing piston rings)? and not the hg's. I don't seem to be burning rich. A little bit of steam (maybe smoke... its white tho) in the morning or when the engine's just started after sitting for a couple hrs? Any input anyone? Thanks for any input
-Chris
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 09:57 PM
 
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What's the coolent look like?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 10:55 PM
 
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The smoke, does it smell terrible? It's probably your oil burning off on your exhaust manifolds and catalytic converters. I would check to see if you have a huge leak somewhere around your lower intake. There or near the harmonic balancer. Anywhere that could let oil get on your headers.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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ummmm.. coolant? Not sure what it looks like. The resovoir isn't ful enough for me to see it... i might open up the radiator and check it sometime this weekend if i can catch it cool. Otherwise i'm gonna climb under the car and see if there's any leaks. I heard it could be piston rings... valve covers... and sumthing else... can't think of it right now
{EDIT} Uhhh... it doesn't smell bad... i don't think? I didn't walk through it or walk up and smell it but it wasn't noticeable when driving or stopped at the store (while idling) when i was sitting in the car so it can't be THAT bad...
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 07:08 PM
 
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My old 5.0 leaked around the oil pan seal and it burned off on the headers. Your problem sounds similar.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm not seeing anything on the ground... but if that is my problem then what did you do to fix it?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 08:36 PM
 
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I didn't fix it, but I figure a lot of RTV sealant around the oil seal would work. Or you can pull the engine and replace the seal. I never saw oil on the ground either, I just saw it on my cats.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Me?! Pull the engine?! HA! I don't think i'd do that, actually i couldn't do that if i tried! Do you just keep an eye on your oil or did u sell the 5.0? I'll climb under there and check.. i wanna see what kind of exhaust i got on there anyways...I bought it (the sc w/ exhaust) and all he said was that it had an "After Market Stainless Steel" exhaust, and the only aftermarket stainless steel is Borla (from what I know) So i'm gonna climb under there and look for some stamps or anything... thanks for ur help, i'll let yea know how it goes... i'll do it over the weekend sometime... i don't have it right now.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 10:40 PM
 
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The last owner of your car could have meant the MN12 Performance Stainless Steel ehxuast system, which is a stainless system from highflow cats back to the mufflers. MN12 Performance no longer sells that system. I have that system also.

I just made sure to watch my oil level and eventually I sold the 5.0.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll keep that exhaust thing in mind... either way it sounds great... i just wanna know what exhaust it is for a mods list when i finally start one
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 11:26 PM
 
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I'm not sure exactly what makes up the system, but I have read good reviews. MN12 Performance put a lot of work into it.

Good luck with your oil leak
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