I just purchased a 1998 Eclipse with 2.0 non turbo. Engine does not smoke but drinks oil. Any cure without rebuilding engine.


Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM about the 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Eclipse has 158 K miles. runs great but uses an enormous amount of oil.  Only minimum amount of smoke during hard acceleration.

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Have you checked for oil leaks? Does it smoke right when you crank it or if idling / taking off from a dead stop? If so could just be valve guide seals.


No oil leaks. Does not smoke at first start. Does not smoke at idle. only smokes when hard acceleration. Then stops.

Daniel Foster

if its sat for awhile before you bought it,, it proably just needs to burn some crap off,, drive it for awhile and see how it does,,, try to get an oil change right away never know how many miles are on that oil,, what do you mean by uses a lot of oil though? like how much how fast how many miles or whatever

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