Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

Heavy Oil Consumption


When the engine is burning large amounts of oil, check for the following, as necessary:

Engine oil level that is too high
Engine oil that is too thin
Wrong size of piston rings.
Clogged piston ring grooves or oil return slots
Insufficient tension of the piston rings
Piston rings that are sticking in the grooves
Excessively worn piston ring grooves
Reversed (up-side-down) compression rings
Non-staggered piston ring gaps
Improper Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve operation
Damaged valve O-ring seals
Restricted oil drain back holes
Worn valve stem or guides
Damaged valve stem oil deflectors
Too long intake gasket dowels
Mismatched rail and expander of the oil ring
Excessive clearance of the main and connecting rods
Scored or worn cylinder walls