using to much oil???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 23:33
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Hi
I own a 1990 jackaroo 2.8 diesel the engine was rebuilt about 12 months afo (10000 k's) I had to top up with 1 ltr of oil after a 2000 k trip and 1/2 ltr after a 700 k trip

am I using to much oil??
The exhaust blows grey smoke on first start ???
any ideas
Bri
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Reply By: Eric - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 23:45

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 23:45
Brian.
If the motor was rebored and fitted with new valve guides it is burning to much oil, if the motor just had new rings on the old bore its probably about right as it will take another 20k to bed the rings in. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 17:38

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 17:38
Note for Eric
Eric are you the same person who posted comments re Konig chains (that post is now in archives) a while back.
You indicated access to a source of supply. I'm looking for Konig chains at the moment, size 185/75-R16.
You could reply to cocka2000@optusnet.com.au.

Thanks for any assistance.

Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Eric - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:18

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:18
Cocka.
Not me. Eric
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 08:37

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 08:37
You may want to use a different grade of oil.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:33

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:33
thanks Tony
see bills reply
Brian
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Reply By: Bill - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:15

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:15
Brian what engine oil are you using?

Our engine had a similar problem at 7000k after rebuilding. Our engine reconditioner suggested changing to Caltex Delo 400 engine oil which we did and now only put in 200ml at 2000km
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:32

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:32
thanks Bill

Yes that is the same oil that I use , have used it all the time
did not use that much before rebuild
Brian
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Reply By: Member - Bob W - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:32

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:32
Hi
It does seem high, has it been the same from overhaul or is it improving ?
Did you 'run in engine' ? Do you know if it getting past rings or valve guides -- can be checked easily with compression test -- maybe you have a broken ring from assembly.
Bob W
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:38

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 12:38
Thanks Bob
I reckon it has been the same but I did not worry too much as I was making allowences for the bedding in ??/

I do get some oil coming thru the breather
I think I might call and see the firm that organised it all and see what they are offering??
Brian
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