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Old 02-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #7326
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Originally Posted by jesusgatos View Post
Thanks for the reply. We're running almost exactly the same gearing, and I'd guess that's about how much oil it's consuming. No big deal, but doesn't that seem excessive? I mean, what is it about these engines that they gobble-up oil?
Since I have never seen smoke to indicate actual oil burning, I would guess it is more closely related to oil vapor being drawn from the crank case. Sure, compared to the XRL I had, it seems excessive, but then a whack of the throttle reminds me why I am not that overly concerned about the extra usage. That's saying a lot for me. I tend to be meticulous about such things, so it was a bit hard for me to "let go" over the whole issue. No smoke at the pipe and no gunk on the plug, guess I'll add a little more and call it good.

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