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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old March 20th, 2017, 16:12 Thread Starter
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2003 Spyder engine replacement

Hi guys,

I am new to the forum and I realize there have been countless oil burning threads. Anyway I have 69K on my 2003 Spyder and looks like an engine replacement is coming soon for me.

I am looking for a reliable 1zz that wont burn oil (or very little).

My considerations are a used 1zz from Monkeywrench, or possibly their re-manufactured 1zz stock.

Opinions are appreciated.

Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old March 21st, 2017, 10:23
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What is wrong with your engine? If you actually have a 2003 engine, it should be free of the characteristic oil burning problem, and at 69k your engine should be essentially new. I suppose that any engine can fail under the right circumstances, but there are many ways an engine can loose oil, and I suggest that you do a thorough investigation before scrapping your engine. How much oil are you loosing? Do you ever see smoke in the exhaust, and if so, when? Do you ever see smoke that is not coming from the exhaust?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old March 21st, 2017, 11:52
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Throw a can or two of sea foam in it, most times it'll take care of unclogging the infamous oil control holes on the pistons.
This is what the 1ZZ owners do and they say it actually works very well.
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Also pour some marvel mystery oil in the gas tank and engine oil to aide in clearing the plugged oil drain holes on the pistons
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