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Losing Oil Fast

Old 03-19-2008, 12:05 AM
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On my 89 lx I am losing oil very quickly. I filled up the oil and exactly one week later, I was down more than four quarts. I dont know if there is a leak or if I'm burning oil or what because there are no puddles where I park and the car does not smoke going down the road, at startup, or at anytime. Any suggestions as to what I can do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-19-2008, 01:09 AM
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4 quarts in a week you should know where it is comming from. check under your car and see if you see oil anywhere it might be leaking going down the road and blowing up underneath the car but it should still be some smoking because of it burning off of the exaust.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:24 AM
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maybe somebody's stealing it?[&:]
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:46 AM
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Compression test would be a good idea
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:26 AM
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did u put the oil plug back in...both of them
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:43 AM
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also when u checked it howd u check it....drain it out into a pan?..because there was someone on here a week ago sayin they didnt know why they drains so little oil...and it was because they were only pulling the front plug..which would drain about a quart..and they were leaving the back plug where the majority of the oil would drain from..
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:55 AM
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ORIGINAL: 94Yellow50

also when u checked it howd u check it....drain it out into a pan?..because there was someone on here a week ago sayin they didnt know why they drains so little oil...and it was because they were only pulling the front plug..which would drain about a quart..and they were leaving the back plug where the majority of the oil would drain from..

the first time I drained my oil from my mustang I did that

I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on[8D]

(then I saw the back one and felt like a retard)
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:26 AM
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im pretty sure almost everyone has done that here.i know i didnt see the second plug and only drained about a quart out and couldnt figure why
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