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Jul 19, 2005 (5:04 am)
I use 10-30. I have noticed a substantial reduction in the puff of smoke the engine lets out during cold starts since adding the Auto RX. Maybe this stuff will help. There are quite a few people in the bobistheoilguy.com forum who said this stuff worked for them. I am still scepticle as I've never had any success using oil additives in the past.
Jul 29, 2005 (11:34 am)
.....so far it appears that either Auto RX is nothing but snake oil or my engine's suffering from some type of mechanical wear that this stuff can't cure because I'm about 300 miles from dumping my first ARX application and the engine's still using just as much oil as it was before I started the treatment. I'm sure if this stuff was going to make a difference, I would've seen a change by now.
#35 of 82 BOTT
Jul 30, 2005 (9:03 am)
Go with straight 40 weight and keep running it !
I do it with my ancient "winter rats". My 87 Escort never complains...LOL!
Jul 30, 2005 (9:25 am)
ran with the motor burning oil at about a quart to every 250-300 miles IIRC. As a goofy young lad of 18 I failed to keep it topped off constantly and one day running down the Mukilteo Speedway north of Seattle it just...ummm...sputtered and froze up.
Yep, I kept it alive and had a rebuilt 6 cyl 200 c.i. engine thrown in the nice looking Stang. The next major failure was the transmission and the car was gone, making way for a 1970 Chevrolet Suburban. Ya wanna talk about beasts to drive. Probably achieved 8 miles to the gallon in that people mover!
#37 of 82 Re: My '65 Ford Mustang [iluvmysephia1]
Jul 30, 2005 (10:06 pm)
How in the world could you go from a Mustang to a Suburban?
Reminds me of the guy at work who seemed to be genuinely intrigued by the Ford Excursion when it first came out. Maybe he thought he could carry his Ford (Kia) Festiva inside it!
#38 of 82 I had had it with the Mustang's breakdowns
Jul 31, 2005 (6:00 am)
and was willing to trade a '65 Mustang with a borken tranny for a good running rig. It was between a '73 AMC Gremlin and a 1970 Chevrolet Suburban and I chose the Suburban. The sub-10mpg forced another choice, though, within a few more months. Sometimes wish I would've chose the Gremlin but it seemed a little small for us. Ended up with a '66 Ford Fairlane I quickly dubbed old Smokey.
#39 of 82 Now this topic.....
Aug 03, 2005 (9:56 am)
.....is where it belongs.
#40 of 82 Re: oil consumption [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 07, 2005 (5:03 pm)
Hello out there. I've searched the forum to find just this problem. I have a 2001 BMW, 330i. I run this car hard (all highway miles) and have $117K. The car has been a dream to drive, but now is burning oil at what I believe to me an unacceptable rate. Every 1000 miles (sometimes less / sometimes more) I have to put a quart of oil.
I have taken the car to the dealership on multiple occasion. There is no leaking, the underside is dry as a bone. There is no discernable smoke on start-up or in motion. Power and gas mileage is great. The compression is within norms.
The dealer conducted some form of test and removed / replace valve in the crankcase - they said it was out of spec and sucking up to much oil. This did not solve the problem. The dealership now has me using 10-60 M3 High Performance Motor Oil. They are trying to go the cheap route and not teardown the Engine.
I think I have a problem within the Engine -i.e. rings , valve guides, etc.
If what i believe is right - what can be fixed first without too much fuss and money, Or should I just have them tear the Engine down and put in new valve guides, rings, etc.
The car runs great otherwise - it's very annoying to put oil in the car every 1000 miles. If it was every 3000-5000 miles then I would have no problems, but this is a BMW - it's supposedly engineered to go 300K - having this happen at 117K is bothersome to say the least.
Looking forward to your help.
#41 of 82 Re: oil consumption [vorlon1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 07, 2005 (5:05 pm)
Well GEESH, someone has to do a cylinder leakdown test and then you'll have good quantitative data and some data for making the right decision.
Oct 09, 2005 (8:33 am)
Sure, you could have someone tear down that engine, hone the cylinders, put in new rings etc. You could easilly spend 4000.00 and turn your 1000 mile per quart BMW into a 3000 mile per quart oil burner.
Do you really think it's worth the expense?
For me, simply adding a quart of 1.50 oil once a month isn't a big deal.
And I don't like their reccomendation of using a heavyweight oil to mask the problem. 10-60?? Never heard of the stuff?