My 2002 Nissan 2.5 Altima has oil pooling on top of one piston and burning oil out the exhaust at the rate of 2 quarts per 15 to 20 miles what could this be. No water in oil or oil in water.

Asked by Apr 20, 2015 at 10:36 AM about the 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

26,075

if oil is getting into the combustion chamber, it gets in through the rings or valve guides- since you say it is "pooling" (how do you know?) I would guess worn valve guides-

1 people found this helpful.

I know it was pooling because I pulled number 4 spark plug and I could see it pooling on top of piston and i removed valve cover and could see it also new valves have been put in but not new seals by prior owner

Your Answer:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,570
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,110
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
253 Great Deals out of 17,141 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
703 Great Deals out of 102,793 listings starting at $849
Used Toyota Camry
865 Great Deals out of 71,351 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
469 Great Deals out of 44,227 listings starting at $1,150
Used Nissan Sentra
568 Great Deals out of 46,365 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Corolla
739 Great Deals out of 63,429 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
541 Great Deals out of 46,971 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
619 Great Deals out of 51,548 listings starting at $2,000
Used Kia Optima
362 Great Deals out of 29,259 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
506 Great Deals out of 26,054 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Elantra
456 Great Deals out of 46,731 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 13,033 listings starting at $12,000
2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 2,475 listings starting at $10,990
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,462 listings starting at $8,244
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
145 Great Deals out of 4,759 listings starting at $5,991

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.