Topic: newly rebuilt blacktop using oil

Hi guys. I had my motor overhauled and have only done 12000km since. I noticed the car starting to use some oil but thought the rings still need to seat. But now at 12k it should be seated long ago. After I do 1000km I check the dipstick and its below half, Is this normal or do I need 2 brace myself for the sad news that the rings didn't seat and won't. PS no leaks and no smoke at all.

4age 20v

Re: newly rebuilt blacktop using oil

lets wait for the pro's

96 Levin AE111 20v JDM

Re: newly rebuilt blacktop using oil

@RXI 123 I know 20 valves do use oil,mara 1000kms and at half is a big no no. What oil do you use?

1995, 20v, Dictator, SRI, 50mm exhaust
95wkw 145nm @ JVS Tuning Cape Town on 24-10-13
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I used xhp mobil but im gona change to helix 20w50 im done waating my money on oil now

4age 20v

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I am currently on Helix 20W50 as I cannot find any xhp Mobil. Have done 5000kms with this oil after my rebuild, change every 3000km or when its too black and it works cool, have never topped up since rebuild. Its just weird this that you lose more then a litre of oil with just 1000km  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral

1995, 20v, Dictator, SRI, 50mm exhaust
95wkw 145nm @ JVS Tuning Cape Town on 24-10-13
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20w 50 helix Hx3 GOOD oil, who built ur motor? go back to them and ask their opinion why they think its using oil? also read page 80/81 of ur owners manual it explains that these motors use oil but your driving style will depend on how much.

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I also overhauled my motor 10k ago, used Shell blue bottle , yellow bottle as well as magnatec all used oil.
Am currently using Fuchs Oil 5w40 fully synthetic and its been 3oookm or so and only put one pint. Same spec as Shell grey bottle but half the price.

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Silent Knight wrote:

who built ur motor? go back to them and ask their opinion why they think its using oil? also read page 80/81 of ur owners manual it explains that these motors use oil but your driving style will depend on how much.

Yes go back bra

1995, 20v, Dictator, SRI, 50mm exhaust
95wkw 145nm @ JVS Tuning Cape Town on 24-10-13
http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo4/morollaTRD/DSC_0576-1.jpg

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Thanks for feedback guys . @ morolla which pistons and rings combo r u using?  And just for info guys I revved the motor abit yesterday and at high rev I get some grey smoke...

4age 20v

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RXI23 wrote:

Thanks for feedback guys . @ morolla which pistons and rings combo r u using?  And just for info guys I revved the motor abit yesterday and at high rev I get some grey smoke...

Still on stock silvertop pistons, used Hastings rings as it was the only rings I could get my hands on.

1995, 20v, Dictator, SRI, 50mm exhaust
95wkw 145nm @ JVS Tuning Cape Town on 24-10-13
http://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo4/morollaTRD/DSC_0576-1.jpg

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i hear hastings and cofab are good

96 Levin AE111 20v JDM