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This is a discussion on Oil consumption within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by SD_GR I don't think anyone can know without examining the motor. But this is not possible, cause ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post

    I don't think anyone can know without examining the motor.
    But this is not possible, cause if i'd like to sell it a mechanic can very easily notice that the motor has been opened, correct?


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    In other words, will replacing the short block not just repair any damage to the motor done by running with low oil, but also fix the cause of oil consumption
    So, the short block is the only part that might possibly be harmed from the low oil level? (Forgive me for my low mechanical knowledge level...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miltos_WRX07 View Post
    But this is not possible, cause if i'd like to sell it a mechanic can very easily notice that the motor has been opened, correct?
    Someone experienced will be able to tell that things like the exhaust manifolds were removed. Whether they conclude that the entire short block was replaced is up to them.

    So, the short block is the only part that might possibly be harmed from the low oil level? (Forgive me for my low mechanical knowledge level...)
    Any moving and lubricated part can be harmed by low oil level, including components in the heads like the cams and the valve components. However, there is no way of knowing any of this is a problem with your motor without examining the motor.
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