engine oil or new rings

Submitted: Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 13:40
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Just came home from outing to Broken Hill-- Mildura -- out to the Head of Bight--then back via Pt Lincoln--4 weeks in all --exept for the $2.16 a litre for diesel at the nullabor roadhouse and paying $23 for the night plus $1 extra for a shower at the c/p there had a good run out of my restored m/h --averaged 9ks per litre.
Question----the 2.2 original engine i thought at only 158.000 ks wouldn't use much oil went through 6 litres in 4.500ks---so what oil should i be using --at oil change it had haveline 20w 50
Owners manual says API-CC, CD or better ---what the heck is that?
Never noticed any smoke --only had head wind one day --travelled at 90ks and not many hills at all
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Reply By: MintabiePete (NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:21

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 14:21
Sounds like you had a good trip Kevin , but that is a lot of oil to use . As a rule the Toyota L engines are pretty much bullet proof and as long as you let them rev out and not lug them along you will get some great trouble free motoring out of them . Sounds to me like you perhaps have glazed your engine over a prerod of time or have a broken ring in my opinion . The API standard of CC or CD would be about correct

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Follow Up By: trains - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:31

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 15:31
Was this havoline the first time you have used this oil??

If so, go back to what you were using.

Sometimes rings can move around, and the ring gap align, and cause excessive oil use.
In time, they can move on, and oil burn returns to normal levels.

I would just change the oil, and monitor it for now, specially since it only just happened, and has not got progressively worse.

change it and let us know how it goes.

my diesel used almost 2lts in 5000kms, but after a few oil changes, its now back to not moving on the stick for those 5k.
useing the same oil all the way along.

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Reply By: Member - kevin Y (SA) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:11

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:11
yes am going to monitor it for sure ---done some checking and an oil place told me to try valvoline xld 20w50 so will change oil with that in and see what happens

will have engine checked by mechanic before i go out again --for a small engine it runs great for what its got to do , okay its not fast --but then ---who's in a hurry
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Reply By: G.T. - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 16:34

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 16:34
Check for oil leaks. Regards G.T.
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