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Old 09-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation oil problems

I have a 94 yj, 4.0, 30'' tires, 2'' body lift, and i was trying to start my jeep the other day, it wouldn't start so i got a new starter and that seemed to fix the problem, no doubt. but when i was just cleaning my wires up and checking some stuff, i checked the oil, it was low! the only reason i'm mad is because i just changed it 200 miles ago and it was out, any one know why this yj could be burning soo much oil? i never take it off road, and i only drive it about 20 miles a weekend. and last night i put about 4 pints of oil in it to see something, and it wouldn't crank after i did so, that could be the battery not so mad about that, just the oil, help

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The obvious question. Do you have leaks? Even so 4 quarts in 200 miles is beyond a leak. Any oil in the coolant?

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Old 09-13-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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When you changed the oil how much did you put in. The six cylinders take 6 quarts IIRC????

If it was good something needs immediate attention.

4 points equals two quarts and that is a lot.

No leaks on the floor. If it is all being burnt that is one smoking Jeep.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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When you changed the oil how much did you put in. The six cylinders take 6 quarts IIRC????

If it was good something needs immediate attention.

4 points equals two quarts and that is a lot.

No leaks on the floor. If it is all being burnt that is one smoking Jeep.

Let us know what you find.
i think the engine is leaking the oil, because when i checked it out, it seems to be wet, i'll take a picture tomorrow and post it
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The obvious question. Do you have leaks? Even so 4 quarts in 200 miles is beyond a leak. Any oil in the coolant?
posting picture tomorrow, and i'll check the coolant also
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #6
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Yeah, I bet it is in the coolant. I dont know how you could miss that much oil dripping out of the Jeep.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, I bet it is in the coolant. I dont know how you could miss that much oil dripping out of the Jeep.
it's hardly drippin out, i just noticed my jeep had spots under it last night, and i'm still trying to find out where
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did you overfill it when you added all that oil
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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i didn't over fill it, it's dripping from somewhere else, i just gotta find it
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how often in the past did you check the oil? Did younotice any problems then? When the oil was changed did the oil filter get put on correctly?
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With that much oil gone, what was your oil pressure gauge reading? Leaking that much there is probably oil all over the engine and underside.
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it just rained the past couple days, i'll let it dry and then ill post some
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how often in the past did you check the oil? Did younotice any problems then? When the oil was changed did the oil filter get put on correctly?
i check it once or twice every two weeks, and i don't know if my gauges are working properly, and i'm not spending $200 to get a new cluster
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With that much oil gone, what was your oil pressure gauge reading? Leaking that much there is probably oil all over the engine and underside.
there is oil on the engine, on the sides and bottom... i still have to find the place where it's leaking from
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i check it once or twice every two weeks, and i don't know if my gauges are working properly, and i'm not spending $200 to get a new cluster
What gauge are you using to check your oil levels? You just adding oil until the oil gauge reads 80, then seeing oil all over the place?
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What gauge are you using to check your oil levels? You just adding oil until the oil gauge reads 80, then seeing oil all over the place?
no, i was checking it manually, about to post pictures of what i think could be the problem
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so guys i think it's my distributor, thats where i've noticed where the oil was coming from, it seems my ring was broken and i believe it's the problem, check the pics out...







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Could be the oil filter. When you changed the oil filter did you check the old one to see if the gasket came off with the filter? Sometimes they will stick to the block. Also, did the new filter have a gasket on it? No gasket or double gasket can cause that much oil loss.

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