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Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by daniel cauchon, October 7, 2002.

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    1. daniel cauchon

      daniel cauchon Active Member

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      I have an oil consumption a bit high but I can`t see any leak or smoke..and my engine is slightly pinking when a press hard enough on the gas...check this out I just read this..do this make any sense to any of you guys...???????? and by the way which is plug #5 ??


      I had a pinging problem in my Explorer but fixed it easily. After doing a compression check and finding good compression but crusty deposits on spark plug #5, I did the following and my pinging and oil consumption disappeared. I regapped the spark plugs (they were too narrow) then retorqued the lower intake manifold bolts (a few were a little loose). I have driven 2000 km without any oil consumption (before I would have had to replace one liter of oil in 1500 km). I recommend everyone to retorque their lower intake manifold bolts once a year or when the engine starts to use oil (without visible leaks or blue smoke). Retorquing the manifold is an easy solution before resorting to replacing the manifold gasket!
       
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    3. daniel cauchon

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      please guys have a look at this...
       
    4. Luv2explorer

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      Yes- My 92 used to use a quart of oil a week, and used to ping really bad. Re-torqued the lower intake bolts, replaced the plugs and wires. That was last may, nad I think I have had to put in 2 quarts of oil since then.
       
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      can anyone show me where the lower intake bolts are at
       
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      The easiest way to find them Elite is find your two vavle covers and in between them you have your upper intake and your lower intake there should be about 6 bolts holding the upper to the lower and about 11 bolts holding the lower to the block of the engine a few of them are pretty hard to get too.I will be putting a new gasket in mine in a couple of weeks:D
       
    7. daniel cauchon

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      OK and what about the #5 plug , which one is this ?
       
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      Number 5 is on the drivers side middle plug:D
       
    9. daniel cauchon

      daniel cauchon Active Member

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      good that`s about the easiest one to get too !
       
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      Yeah I know what you mean the other side sucks:(
       
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      Im getting used to this message board:D
      type in ping and whalah. I will retourqe my lower intake and regap my plugs. The X started to use a quart of oil every tank of gas!! And the ping at WOT is terrible. But now I know how to fix it. oh and should i just retourqe or replace the intake gasket.
      Thanks.
      P.S. Think ill fork over the dough and become a member now:)
       
      Last edited: February 18, 2003

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