high oil consumption update
Hi Path.. and IanH; my posting from Nov. 7th gives the details. Nissan customer affairs said to take it to a dealer, which I did. The dealer gave me some bogus data on compression and leak down test, (lies and deception) which I confirmed with an independent mechanic tests. compression and leakdown are great; stopped in a machine shop, who I trust, and they recommended the valve guides and seals be replaced rather than just the seals. If I have to take the heads off I might as well do it right. It is still running very well, but has smoke at start up and it lightens up while driving, but it is still visible and still 2 quarts per tank. Now the debate is, whether I can trade it in for a fair price and save myself the work, go with a rebuilt engine, or should I do the work myself and forget the car payments. Although I am convinced that the valve seals will do the job, I can't find any mechanic willing to do the job. They treat the engine like a "throw away" part so I will have to do it myself. Machine shop will rebuild both heads for $500, so doing it myself really seems to be the cheapest way to go. Sent my letter to Nissan consumer affairs asking for a refund of the $260 for the work that wasn't really done. Next onto the BBB and visa dispute payment process. Again, taking this process slow to see if any other doors open or close. If I Keep on praying and moving it will all come together as it should. Traded in the wife's Murano for a Honda CRV yesterday.Again, thanks for all the help.