Using oil in my 60 series

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Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by Ryan B1 » February 1st, 2016, 6:43 pm

I've got a 4.2L 60 series and its using oil currently, the engine was totally overhauled 40,000kms ago reboured and everything, but its using oil approx 0-400mm a week with daily use and blows a very small amount of white smoke, its just been full tuned also, any ideas on what could be the problem?? currently on 402 000kms
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Re: Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by stockhorse » February 1st, 2016, 10:05 pm

What sort of daily driving? city stop start traffic, highway with a few long uphill hauls etc etc? How many klm's a week do you do? what oil are you using?

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Re: Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by nilla60 » February 1st, 2016, 10:14 pm

Using oil ever since it was rebuilt? Could be something small/stupid like a ring being installed upside down. How did you bed the motor in? Yes, what sort of oil are you using. Did you get the head done as well? Alas, there's a bunch of things that might be the issue.

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Re: Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by Ryan B1 » February 2nd, 2016, 8:08 am

Its town driving start stop, about 200-300kms a week id say, and i use 20w 50 Valvoline. The old bloke that had it before me rebuilt it and did the head too and hardly drove it after that (was put into a nursing home). Then it maybe around 6-12 months later i bought it and started driving, its seemed to get alittle better over the 6months ive been driving though.

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Re: Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by Peter Aawen » February 2nd, 2016, 10:41 am

Has it been getting regular servicing type oil & filter changes?? ie, every 5,000 km, or maybe 10,000 km??
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Re: Using oil in my 60 series

Unread post by Ryan B1 » February 2nd, 2016, 10:57 am

Yeah its always been serviced every 5000kms the same type oil has been used 20w50. The only thing is it had very little use straight after the rebuild over 6-12 months, not sure if that would have an impact though?

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