1993 GALANT BURNING OIL

  • Tiny
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  • 1993 All Other Makes All Other Models

My 93 galant seems to be burning a little bit more oil than it should, would it be the oil that im using?

Monday, January 8th, 2007 AT 6:14 PM

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  • Tiny
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How many miles on the motor?
What weight?
Is it there any bluish smoke when it is started after an 8 hour set or so?

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 6:41 PM
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Its done just over 230000km's and ive got the guy I bought it off had 20-40 if I remembered right.

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 7:59 PM
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20W40 : shock: Check again.
Being a Service Writer there are times What I think I know is way off base. Having said that, I'm pretty sure that is close to gear oil in viscosity. Change it and put 10w30 in her.

Is it a " her"? : Lol: Again: Is it there any bluish smoke when it is started after an 8 hour set or so?

Are you getting a gray smoke at all?

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 8:07 PM
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Oh ok then will do : D. It's definately a her lol.

I havn't noticed any blusih smoke, and very little grey smoke on cold start (if any smoke at all)

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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 10:21 PM
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Hi,

I've just noticed my 93 Galant is blowing a fair bit of smoke now. Is there any way I can reduce this or stop it?

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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 5:30 PM
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I guess we know why they went to a heavy oil. My guess is worn rings in the cylinders. Oil gets into the combustion chamber and burns.

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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 5:32 PM
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Cheers! Ill look for that stuff I hadn't heard of that before.

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Friday, January 12th, 2007 AT 7:52 PM

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