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This is a discussion on Oil Consumption within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I wsa wondering is it normal to have some oil consumption in a high horsepower motor? If so what would ...

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    I wsa wondering is it normal to have some oil consumption in a high horsepower motor? If so what would be normal? I am looking at a vehicle with a 408 ringed for a 250 shot. He claims it is a "loose" built motor and has some oil consumption.

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    its loose due to it being rigged for nitrous ..its normal..oil consumption will happen...get a nice catch can that is functional and you dont have to worry about it

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    Thanks Shady

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    mines stock and i have to add half a quart whenever i get gas, about every 340 miles.

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    change your pcv system and add a catch can. case solved

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    i have no pcv/air system nor a catch can...i have zero consumption, but i should probably add a catch can right

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    i have no pcv/air system nor a catch can...i have zero consumption, but i should probably add a catch can right
    some are lucky...how are you breathing

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    breather in place of the oil cap...should i do something about this?

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    what about your driver side bank? how is it connected to your clean side..aka passenger side

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    Most oil consumption comes from an improperly vented crankcase. This can be from a plugged PCV or a PCV that has been deleted w/CC and no breather. Vent the crank guys and let your rings seat.
    The other major contributor to oil burning is ring packs gunked up. Use AutoRX and clean them ring packs boys and girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Most oil consumption comes from an improperly vented crankcase. This can be from a plugged PCV or a PCV that has been deleted w/CC and no breather. Vent the crank guys and let your rings seat.
    The other major contributor to oil burning is ring packs gunked up. Use AutoRX and clean them ring packs boys and girls.
    What is AutoRX??

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    just looked it up, its about 26.77 a bottle and supposedly clean out your motor. I emailed the guy to see if i can get more info.

    http://www.auto-rx.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    What is AutoRX??
    Esters and Lanolin's. Damn great stuff. Cleans the crap out of your motor...conditions seals/gaskets. The only oil additive I use or recommend. I run 4-5oz's per oil change and my results are unheard of.
    The clean/rinse phases are different than my maintenance dosages. Follow the instructions to the letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Esters and Lanolin's. Damn great stuff. Cleans the crap out of your motor...conditions seals/gaskets. The only oil additive I use or recommend. I run 4-5oz's per oil change and my results are unheard of.
    The clean/rinse phases are different than my maintenance dosages. Follow the instructions to the letter.
    Hmmm, I will def be looking into this additive.

    Sarge, check you Oil catch can thead. I have a question about not running a LS6 valley cover. And if it is possible, or a good idea. I need a catch can setup BADLY and want to run the same exact setup you have going. But, I dont have the LS6 valley cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    what about your driver side bank? how is it connected to your clean side..aka passenger side
    It's not....i just have the breather...i'm screwed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    It's not....i just have the breather...i'm screwed?
    if your going to run breather..you need to make sure that both sides breathe...either by connecting the dirty to the clean side and running a breather on the oil filler ..or to run two breathers..one for each side.

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    right now you are venting the clean side only pretty much..( the passenger side) correct...if your insistent on running a breather..the dirty side..(driver) is much more important to vent..so plug up the rear fitting for the passenger side..and keep the front fitting connected to the TB...while the dirty side gets a breather and that is it..that is about how optimal you can go with a single breather set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc99ls1ss View Post
    I wsa wondering is it normal to have some oil consumption in a high horsepower motor? If so what would be normal? I am looking at a vehicle with a 408 ringed for a 250 shot. He claims it is a "loose" built motor and has some oil consumption.
    It is normal to have some oil consumption in all 4 stroke gas engines. If you think your dipstick doesn't change, that is from contamination/dilution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    right now you are venting the clean side only pretty much..( the passenger side) correct...if your insistent on running a breather..the dirty side..(driver) is much more important to vent..so plug up the rear fitting for the passenger side..and keep the front fitting connected to the TB...while the dirty side gets a breather and that is it..that is about how optimal you can go with a single breather set up.

    So i should kiss my frc's goodbye? The driver side breather goes on the back of the valve cover correct? I'm not even sure...would a breather my potential issues instead of having to run two breathers?

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    i dont quite follow..but why not ditch the breathers..and run a ls6 style pcv...i highly doubt your running into crankcase venting problems..where your poping dip sticks etc..just use a pcv system...if your a DD or a heavily driving street machine..that isnt pushing 500+rwhp out of a massive engine or FI//then a pcv is fine

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