The first step is to establish HOW your engine is losing oil -- whether it is actually burning oil (usually indicated by blue or black smoke) or leaking it.
A "minor" leak from a worn-out drain plug or a bad gasket can result in the loss of a surprising amount of oil. Also, oil leaking onto a hot exhaust pipe can produce the same blue or black smoke, even though the engine isn't actually burning it.
If the oil loss is relatively small (whether through leaking or burning) or if you can't immediately determine the cause, it MAY be worth trying an oil additive or "stop leak" -- typically less than $10 at an auto parts store. That's a lot cheaper than major engine work. Another "worth a try" solution is to use a heavier grade of engine oil -- for example, straight 30-weight or 20w-50 in warm weather, instead of the 5-30 or 10-30 frequently used in modern engines
Following are some typical reasons why an engine can burn oil, and the most common repairs:
--leaking or sticky internal engine components. An oil additive or "engine flush" may help by cleaning out gunk, allowing the old components to seal tightly. Another treatment widely available at auto parts stores, Sea Foam, is praised by many shade-tree mechanics.
An old-timer repair is the so-called "Italian tuneup" -- running the engine at high rpm (but below redline) for at least 20 minutes (for example, driving at freeway speeds in third gear). This helps to burn off carbon in the combustion chambers and on rings, while creating high oil and engine temperatures and vigorous circulation that can help flush out deposits. However, make sure that you have sufficient oil and engine coolant before trying this.
--leaking valve stem seals. Typically, these allow oil to drip into combustion chambers after the engine is turned off, resulting in a puff of smoke at startup but little or no other visible burning. This repair can frequently be done with the engine in place, and without removing the head.
--worn-out piston rings and/or piston oil seals. Usually, the only effective fix is to have the engine rebuilt, which will cost several thousand dollars (and is NOT a job for beginning mechanic). Buying a replacement engine from a wrecking yard may be more economical, especially if you do the installation yourself (mostly a matter of disconnecting/unbolting the old engine and then reversing the process -- but BUY A SERVICE MANUAL and take notes and photos so you remember what goes where).
Don't accept a mechanic's word that "the rings are shot" without some kind of proof. There are various ways of testing piston rings, including compression checks and cylinder leakdown tests, that can help pinpoint the cause. Most well-maintained, modern engines can go at least 150,000 miles before starting to "burn" significant amounts of oil.
Take it to the shop, and have them adjust the timing. It is a lot faster and easier for them to do it for you.
fix it! often A2: sky is the limit. prepare to spend a lot of $$$.
Other departments in the car company. An example of external against internal customers would be the body shop at the car dealer. The service department's external customers would be car buyers who got into accidents. The internal customers would be the sales department having you fix cars that were damaged on the lot, and the receiving department having you fix cars that were dented in transport.
When you buy a used car off of a car lot and they do not fix what is wrong with the car and it quits completely. Can a person back out of the deal and get their money back. And it has not even been a month when the car quits compeletly. What are my rights in this matter.
Before fixing a used car up i would examine who owned it first and if they took care of it or not. A lot can go wrong with a car if it's previous owner wasn't taking care of it properly.
If fixing the car was in the contract of purchase, then they are obligated to fix it. If the car was sold as-is, then you have no legal recourse and must fix the car yourself. You own the car. You cannot return it for a refund, once you sign papers, it is your car. You could sign the papers and drive off the lot, the car could break into two peices and it would still be your car.
Then they have a choice to not drive anymore, or pay a lot to fix their car.
I would use 10W30 unless it burns a lot of oil, in which case I'd use 10W40. Any brand should be fine.
The truth is you have to use a lot of sorts of exercises I would recommend you do the cycle.
Your car can be fix but it will cost a lot of money if it has not been service regularly.
A car lot would sell cheap cars to attract customers and make more sales. A car lot might also sell cheap cars if the cars they are selling are poor quality.
Motorcycles she received from friends who didn't want them any more, because they would cost a lot to fix.