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S70 Engine

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Re: S70 Engine

Post by erikv11 »

I see you did a bunch of head work, did that include new valve stem seals? If not that could be another source of oil consumption. Also is a contributing factor to burnt valves.

(a) run as is adding oil
or
(b) replace the engine. Don't put in one with badly leaking valve stem seals. Also swap over all timing parts, replace cam seals, rear main seal.
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I speak Steve, that's Ph. D. for "almost."
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E Showell wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:15 pm I speak Steve, that's Ph. D. for "almost."
:lol: corrected above
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Yes, the head was professionally worked.

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Sorry Gents, once again, I’m not getting notifications on this thread.

I would not have thought about an O2 sensor causing a burnt valve but, I just replaced the exhaust system and replaced the Heated O2 with the CCV. Curious how an O2 sensor would effect one cylinder as I thought it trimmed all fuel. Interesting. I do run the highest Octane I can get on every tank full although my wife generally drove the car and, like I said we’ve had it since it’s had about 40,000 miles (2002) so what’s that about 8000 per year but I’m driving it now so it will do much more. I have noticed the consumption of oil eased a little since we replaced the exhaust. I was thinking maybe the increased back pressure from the CCV being clogged might have pushed oil out if the recovery system in the crank case.
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Also, will a professional diagnostic machine pick up poorly functioning O2 sensors?
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Here's my theory on the O2 sensor. They degrade slowly over time. Mine did not trigger a code. One possible mode of failure is to progressively lean out the mixture (you may notice a slight increase in fuel economy). Extra strain on the engine during say a prolonged highway Hill climb generates just enough extra heat to blowtorch the valve.
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Pick up a good-running used motor. Swap it, and be on your way.
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An update!

Had some unrelated work done on the 90 degree gearbox. While in there, the tech changed the oil. He used Castrol GTX synthetic 5-30.
I’ve gone 1000 mile and have burned less than an eight of a court. Can’t figure it. I would have had to add a court by now.
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My consumption fell on my T5 when I switched to synthetic.

The Syzygy of synthetic oil and leaks is an ongoing nuanced kerfuffle.
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