the importance of clean/good oil

Submitted: Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:38
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this week at we we have had 2 cars in with blown engines well 3 but the hilux was a different thing.
1 a 1998 ford festiva with 130000ks.
2 a daewo cielo with 145000ks.
both theese were caused by the strainer in the sump being blocked with carbon build up stopping the oil pump from sucking up enough oil.
the festiva had a full service history with regular oil changes not sure of oil type ill find out.
cielo was only serviced by the owner using no name brand oils(i only use the cheap stuff says the customer).
the strange thing is both engines spun number 3 conrod bearing.
just to be safe if possible im going to remove my sumps(jack/patrol/laser)and remove/clean the strainers just to be sure.
cheers and change your oils using good stuff.
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:57

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 21:57
ps i didnt mention the hilux.
2.8 diesel with turbo.
customer just had turbo fitted took it out for the weekend motor blew(seized not sure why havnt stripped it yet)they took it back to where the turbo was fitted and were told its nothing to do with the turbo its spat all the oil out we can fix it for $7000.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:49

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:49
Frig---better not happen to mine,should have it (turbo) fitted and running in a couple of weeks.
$7000,can buy a new one with 12mths factory warranty for $5200.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:03

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:03
A 1998 For festiva and a Daewoo Cielo????? I would be servicing these things myself too no way would I want anyone to know I drove it!!!
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:05

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 22:05
festiva not a bad little car were looking for our second one now lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - RockyOne - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:57

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:57
The original Festiva was,of course made by KIA,part of the same group that made my you beaut 1994 Rocsta (I got it new in '94 when no Jeeps were avail..Got a new Jeep in 2000..Love em both) Present Festiva is,I believe,made in Germany...Who cares where they are made,long as they are made to a quality,not a price..Not sure if that makes sence...RockyOne!MPG:6!
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Reply By: Ingenious - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 23:06

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 23:06
I've had a couple of V8 Commodores & various other vehicles come through the shop with the same problem, people today just don't change their oil as often as they should thanks to all the hype about extended services or they claim they don't have time to get it done. It's goinging to cost you $$$$ one way or the other but it's cheaper to service it than repair it.

My 2cents worth.
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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 23:35

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 23:35
Whats the purpose of having something in the sump which can be blocked like the examples of the blocked strainer you say above? Im not mechanically minded, but I would have thought the oil filter was replaced for a reason, ie its the thing that can get blocked and not someting in the sump. I would have thought that the strainer would be to keep the loose nuts and bolts from being pushed through the pump rather than being blocked by carbon or poor oil.

got me interested now :)


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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:37

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:37
yeah, seen it many times, especially on diesels, worst one was a new corolla with the strainer full of rag lint from the factory.

Oil is the cheapest insurance you can get, even when buying the best.

Just put some 0w20 full syn. i had laying around in the jack, it loves it....

zoom zoom...
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