OIL BURNING ENGINE

1998 Mazda 626

Tiny

mazdalover

December, 16, 2007 AT 9:06 AM

Engine problem
1998 Mazda 626 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 110000 miles

engine burns oil when cold, stops burning when hot, will new piston rings cure problem?Thanks

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Tiny

justin freed

December, 16, 2007 AT 9:26 AM

Maybe, but you need to make sure it's the rings and not something else before you start tearing off the head, etc.

With your engine cold, pull out a spark plug and do a compression check. Then, squirt some oil in the cylinder and redo the check. If your compression goes up significantly, there is a good chance that you have worn rings.

If it is the rings, maybe you could try throwing in a can of motor honey etc. This IS NOT a fix but might get your car to go a bit further before you have to tear into it.

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