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1998 cavalier oil leak from back motor used 3 quarts in 1 hour

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Either cracked block --oil pan damage or main seal

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You have a bad rear main seal that needs replaced.

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SOURCE: radiator fan motor on my 1998 cavalier

Normally, the fan will not spin at the same RPM as the engine. This is the purpose of the fan clutch. On the fan clutch sits a little thermal spring that engages the clutch to spin the fan at the same rpm as the motor when the motor gets hotter than normal.

Being able to hold onto the fan while the motor is running, is normal (not recommended, but normal).
You can test the clutch by heating it and then trying to spin the fan while the motor is off. If it is still easy to spin, you could have a bad fan clutch, or you didn't heat it enough. It is kind of a crappy way to test.

You not having cooling issues leads me to guess that your clutch is alright. But I don't know what type of climate you live it, nor do I know in what condition your clutch is.

They can actually be difficult to replace. Easy theory, but actually doing the job may be harder than you think. They are threaded onto the water pump pulley (just one big threaded stud). To remove you need to either be really crafty, or you need a wrench designed to hold the pulley in place while you loosen the clutch and fan assembly. No, the pulley drive belt is not enough to keep the pulley from turning (it will either slip or you will turn the crank of the motor).

Usually they are on there pretty tight! When I replaced my water pump on my truck, I could not remove the fand and clutch from the water pump while in the truck (I had to remove my radiator shroud and remove it all in one piece) then I had to weld the old water pump impeller to the casting to keep it from spinning then broke it loose with a 2ft breaker bar! Seriously.

Once you get the old one off, remove the fan and bolt it to your new clutch unit. Then thread it on the water pump.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: high oil consumption on 2001 Toyota Highlander- 3.0 V-6 engine

If you are using that much oil you either have a BIG leak or your BURNING oil through bad rings

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SOURCE: 2002 toyota corolla with 72k miles is using excessive oil

TOYOTA COROLLAS SUFFER PISTON RINGS CAUSING THEM TO BURN OIL BUT YOU DONT JUST REPLACE PISTON RINGS AS THERES A MODIFIED BLOCK ALSO IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK YOUR INLET MANIFOLD FOR OIL AS THERE IS A CHECK VALVE (BREATHER) WHICH ALOWS OIL INTO THE INLET MANIFOLD CAUSING RAPID OIL BURNING I WOULD GET THIS PROBLEM SORTED ASAP AS SOON YOUR EM LIGHT WILL COME ON DAMAGE YOUR CATALYST AND IT WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED

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SOURCE: My 2004 audi A4 consumes oil at a rate of 1 1/2

How many miles/km's you drive in those 3 month's ? oil consumption is normal ! Check when you first start the engine in the morning wetter or not you see a puff of blue smoke, if you see smoke , your valve seals are leaking.
1 liter oil each 2000km is normal.

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SOURCE: 2007 dodge grand caravan . using alot of oil with

5000 is too long in between oil changes for that vehicle. Change it every 3000

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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