Mechanics

BURNING OIL

1972 Chrysler Imperial

Engine Mechanical problem
1972 Chrysler Imperial V8

I have a Chrysler 318 engine in my boat with about 600 hours on it. It suddenly started burning oil in one bank. I'm thinking a bad valve guide or bad piston oil ring. What tests can I do to determine the problem?
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Tomearly2
July 31, 2009.



You could do a compression test and a cyinder leakdown test to see if it's piston rings or valves, but it's probably the valve seals are bad. They used plastic and other compuonds. There are better thing s around like positive valve seals that will probably take care of it.

Hmac300
Sep 16, 2009.