My problem is that my car has been using lots of oil now for some time and is now using a litre for about 240 miles.
The car runs well but I do get a slight piston rattle at low rpm when hot when under load.
Yesterday I did a compression test and my results were very high (dry test) I had 248, 259, 251 and 250psi from cylinders 1 to 4 respectively. Plugs were not wet, no 1 was a bit black but not heavy, 2 looked browny dark grey, 3 and 4 a liitle whiter than I would expect.
I was considering buying a rebuilt head for the car hoping that would solve my problem, my worry is if the oil is burning past the rings then it will just be a waste of time and money.
Any advice that can be offered would be much appreciated.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 10:09 AM