Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby avewhtboy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:45 pm

cammerjeff wrote:
avewhtboy wrote:just pull that turd and put and LS1 in it


Rick, I don't mean to offend you, but commenents like that really turn me off, I don't find them helpful to the original poster. I like to see something different being built and the 215 Buick or Olds is a nice package in a Vega or Astre.

Yes a LS engine is hard to beat but I get really bored looking at 50 modified cars at a show and 99% of them have the same powertrain set up.
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It was just a joke I should have put the J/k but didnt think about it until after i posted it! I like to think Dwight knows this as well as he posted. I really don't care what motor he has in his car its his car!

I just want him to be able to enjoy driving it and hope to see him with it at an autocross or show soon!

ps what happened to you Saturday for the run up in the mountains? Dwight?
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:47 pm

If one lets themselves get caught up in the "Horse Power Wars" the ancient little Alloy Olds/Buick quickly gets left behind for sure, it just lacks the displacement to compete, [even with the Rover parts] but like Dwight pointed out the rest of the car will need some expensive upgrades. That is all and fine if that is what you are looking for, but the Old Alloy engine is a pretty good match for the H-Body platform as it came and is very well suited to the balance of the car. I looked at the LS and the 215 conversions for my car but I was/am way too deep with Gen I SBC to change ships at this point with out a lottery win! Jeff have you been working on your Astre or ignoring it like I am mine? :cry: Dwight likes and is familiar with those motors and they really suit what he does, and wants to do with his car! H :censored: l if I lived with roads like that I would have a blast right up to the point when I went to far.! And that day would surely come and the faster the car the sooner it would come! Dwight keep us apprised of the situation, and share some more Over The Road Vid's for us city dwelling flatlanders! :mrgreen: Harry
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby bugdewde » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:38 am

I'd love to do an LS swap but I'm digging the 215. As mentioned, I like "different".
......... and I have 3 more of them lying around (Buick versions).

Like Harry mentioned, I gave up on the ancient HP wars years ago. Not gonna get caught up in that. Lol.... everyone asks me what I've done to the LS2 in the GTO. They scowl when I say "nothing, all stock". I refuse to get caught up in the search for 10 - 20 more hp. 400 is plenty. Now, I don't have a problem with "upgrades" when items need replaced (ie cam, intake, valve/head, etc). That's what we call it in the Jeeping community..... Jeeps don't break, they provide an upgrade "opportunity".

No new news on the oil burning. Been toiling with other things. Currently trying to get the clutch kit/master/slave/radiator swapped in the beater Miata. ...... it has a rallycross event next weekend.

As for the north Georgia cruise, I completely forgot about it, Rick. We went to the last farmer's market of the season in downtown Knoxville to get some goodies. Funny...we live near farms in a rural area and we drove 30 miles to the heart of the big city, parked and walked downtown to get some spaghetti squash, fudge and a few other items. Women???? Lol.....
Hope Sparky (Ryan) continues to get other cruises together. I miss hanging with like-minded car guys. Probably best. Besides, I would have been smoke-screening the whole group....... 'skeeter killer. Hey, the grocery getter might have a new nickname!
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:37 pm

Here let me fill in a couple of blanks you left in that statement Dwight! [high lighted in Red]
bugdewde wrote: That's what we call it in the Jeeping community..... Jeeps don't break, they provide an upgrade "opportunity"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I miss hanging with like-minded car guys. Probably best. Besides, I would have been smoke-screening the whole group....... 'skeeter killer. Hey, the grocery getter might have a new nickname!
That is priceless I had a 1974 Plymouth "Vomit" [Valiant] that could have acquired the same nickname! Harry
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby bugdewde » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:54 pm

OK.... been doing a little investigating on this issue the last few days. Check this out.

Pulled the plugs for a compression test. Found the rearmost plugs (# 7 & 8 ) stupidly fouled. Caked up with an oily, hardened carbon goop.
Driver Plugs 1 3 5 7 small.jpg
Driver side # 1, 3 , 5, 7
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Passenger plugs 2 4 6 8 small.jpg
Passenger side #2, 4, 6, 8
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With all the plugs out, I do a compression test on each cylinder. 8-10 engine revolutions each test, and each test was repeated. All were between 140-155 psi. I took video of the worst plug's test (#8):
https://youtu.be/yjf35Z4i2AY

The gauge stayed steady afterwards .... but I didn't let it set more than about 3-5 minutes between tests.

Gonna try to clean them and check spark back there.... see if it helps.
Gotta autocross this weekened.... lol.
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby avewhtboy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm

thats nothing some Anti foulers cant fix lol

I am glad to hear your bringing the Vega to Summit this weekend????
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Re: Buring a lot of oil at idle ?

Postby bugdewde » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:03 pm

New plugs helped..... lol.
Still a 'skeeter killer, but I'm gonna load it up in the morning and haul it down with Wracker and Dan Larson ('69 BB Camaro). It might not run, but it might if they need some 'skeeters killed. Lol.
We should be there around 2 or 3 tomorrow if all goes well. Can't wait to see you guys again.
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