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Old 19th October 2011, 15:01   #16
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Default Re: Issue with Palio 1.6 GTX Engine oil levels dropping

Are you seeing any blue smoke or oil burning smell from the exhaust?. Also check for sticky soot from the exhaust tip. Other best way to check for oil entering into the combustion chamber by reading the spark plugs. Check all these and let us know. 86K is nothing for fiat engines unless proper care is not given. When was the timing belt changed.

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is the engine over heating?

if i am not wrong, another way to check engine oil loss is to see the condition of the engine coolant in the reservoir. if the coolant is creamy / frothy - there could be a problem with the head gasket.
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Default Re: Issue with Palio 1.6 GTX Engine oil levels dropping

Hi Vijay/Planet_rocker,
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I verified the exhaust tip, no soot-oil residue present.Timing belt was changed 7 months back.Coolant levels are ok at the moment and not creamy/frothy as you had mentioned.Also, on revving the engine, dont see black/blue smoke either.
Need to check the plugs now, will do that probably next week.Just topped up the engine oil now, a long drive (1000km+) is due in 2 weeks time and may be, will check the oil levels then.
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Yes I verified the exhaust tip, no soot-oil residue present.Timing belt was changed 7 months back.Coolant levels are ok at the moment and not creamy/frothy as you had mentioned.Also, on revving the engine, dont see black/blue smoke either.
Need to check the plugs now, will do that probably next week.Just topped up the engine oil now, a long drive (1000km+) is due in 2 weeks time and may be, will check the oil levels then.
Well, oil levels will be different when checked on a hot engine and a cold engine.

If that too is ruled out, could you please elaborate on how much oil is used up in say.. 500 kms ?
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...engine oil levels are dropping within 500 Kms of driving.Checked for leaks and found none.Daily drive is around 10 kms, and the car is well maintained.Not sure if this is a known issue with 1.6, any ideas, what could be the cause?Experts here, your opinions pls
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