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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hm. In my experience if you lose oil at the rate of 1 qt. per 800 mi. it's going somewhere. Actually, if you lose 1 qt. per 1000 mi. and change your oil every 3,000 mi. it's under $10 in oil you have to buy to keep it topped off, and some places say that's there's nothing wrong.
But, your case is a little more serious.
I think that it's probably leaking past the rings and/or valves and the catalytic converter is eating up the oil, so you see no blue smoke, like you would in a car that has no converter (I'm assuming you have a catalytic converter on your car as my 1981 Honda had).
After 100,000 mi. little irregularities in the piston cylinders can develop, and seals can gradually degrade. So, this is normal for that kind of mileage, although there are people who get over 400,000 mi. on their cars with just regular maintenance and driving highway mi.
You might want to try one of those slower burn oils designed for cars with 75,000 mi. and above. That might slow the burn off of oil down to acceptable levels.
Good luck with it.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
SOURCE: My Lanos Daewoo 1997 automatic
new plugs and air filter ,is my first solution but as its a auto then it could be the gearbox slipping which would be caused by the front clutch in the box worn ,also the autochoke could be stuck on causing excesive fuel consumption ,in the uk in the old days we had lots of mechanics stories of women pulling the manual choke out to hang the handbag on ,or american tourists driving in first gear as they didnt know how to change gear .,Or the old man with reumatism driving with his foot on the clutch .Try the air filter first
Posted on Dec 02, 2010
Awesome little car! I'm not sure where they want the timing at idle but if you have an advance style timing light, bring the engine up to 3500 rpm and twist the distributor so that you see 40 degress btdc. and you'll be good to go. I'll dig up the idle specs later if you like and post them.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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