Loss of oil

505

Asked by Oct 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 1965 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Crusing at 70mph for 200mi I will loose 2qt of oil not smoking from exaust & when parked no puddle of oil on ground?  390 engine

2 Answers

293,195

Check your valve cover gaskets and rear main seal. Look for oil on the engine and or trans. You might also be burning it, but enough not to cause a cloud out the exhaust.

Best Answer Mark helpful
6,345

A qt/100 miles should have some obvious traces as to where it's going. If the valve covers are leaking, you would see oil on your engine. If the rear main seal is leaking, you should see oil spots on the ground when you park your car. You don't say how many miles are on the car but my guess would be leaking valve guides and it is burning it. When a car burns oil, the driver doesn't always see any smoke out the exhaust but if you can get someone to follow you, they may see it but even then, there may be no trace our the exhaust.

Your Answer:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,820
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
266 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Corvette
96 Great Deals out of 15,046 listings starting at $3,620
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
52 Great Deals out of 3,005 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
375 Great Deals out of 25,639 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Beetle
103 Great Deals out of 7,271 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
93 listings starting at $7,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $7,800
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
156 listings starting at $7,950
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 358 listings starting at $6,498

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.