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Old 09-09-2008, 09:12 AM
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Default Where does the oil go?

Now I WAS positive I put in 5 qts. (I know technically the engine capacity is 4.6 qts. or something, bite me) after I put my head back together on the 22R-E. Now I'm not so sure because I was down 2 qts. this morning (got an indication yesterday evening with the oil light, checked it this morning).

I have NEVER had to check the oil on this truck, it doesn't burn, lose or use any. I have not noticed any burning or smell since I did the head gasket.

I DON'T have any leaks.

So what could have happened to 2 qts. of oil? I'm due for my first 3,000 mile oil change since the head gasket.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:38 AM
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It either goes on the ground (or in the coolant) or to the big guy in the sky...
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:48 AM
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Out the tailpipe, Matt.

It burned the oil. No big deal. (yet) Just check it every time you fuel up. You'll go many many more miles.

The MR2-Spyder guys burn up the little engines quite often. You would think a convertible driver would notice the oil burning, but even they don't. They do notice the ticking noise and by then it is often too late. That's the #4 rod bearing and they are 2+ qts down on oil. A few thousand miles later and they are doing an engine swap.
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I think Dave Armbruster had a post where his newly built 22R/22RE did the same thing when new. I didn't follow up to see if that went away. Another possibility could be, if 22's have the oil fill in the valve cover, it didn't drain to the pan fast enough and the PCV put it all in your intake. Highly unlikely but you asked
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:02 AM
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well I'm going to hold my breath, cause I did hear some ticking yesterday that was unfamiliar.

I'm going to watch my tailpipe more carefully. I don't like this.
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Hmmm...
Well, lemme know if you want some pointers on affordable parts. Here's hoping you don't need any! IIRC the cam is the first to go on 22REs - nicer thought than the mains.
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well I'm going to hold my breath, cause I did hear some ticking yesterday that was unfamiliar.

I'm going to watch my tailpipe more carefully. I don't like this.
You might try having an assistant drive behind you to look at the tailpipe?
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You might try having an assistant drive behind you to look at the tailpipe?
Eh...a waste of gas = not environmentally friendly

Just have said friend lay in the bed with the tailgate down while peering under at the tailpipe. You could even use a strap for safety's sake
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Well I changed the oil again last week and then drove down to the Sand Dunes and back. Didn't lose any the whole trip, nor for the first part of this week (just checked it this morning when I filled up). Maybe for some reason the rings weren't sealing properly for a bit after the HG change and then are back where they need to be? Or maybe it's just a fluke either way (losing or not losing oil). I will keep monitoring, if the problem goes away great.
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That would have no way of affecting the rings.

Huh. Well, if it ain't broke...
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