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Exclamation My pcar is now in OH

well im back at home in florida... i havent slept in 2 days and my pcar is in OH with some potential problems.

i left FL on mondayand drove straight through to dayton OH. on the way the car ran great (KY and TN were awsome at night! i love mountains and these cars) but a problem apeared. i was running the car pretty hard the whole way from FL but it wasnt until i stopped for gas that i noticed something (only 2.5 tanks to get there... and im not taking it easy). the first time the oil light came on after i filled up and started the car. this seemed normal to me as i usually have to put a quart of oil in it about every 3 months. that didnt bother me. but the next time i stopped for gas it was the same thing... and i know i dont have any oil leaks. so i was thinking its either the rings or valve seats. put when the car runs or is started there isnt any smoke, so what do you guys think?

BTW i only saw 2 944s the whole trip. one was on a flat bed (white turbo with yellow graphics on it) and another in middletown oh area on a back road. the second was champaing color with new wheels on it.
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What did the gauge indicate when the light came on?
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Have you checked the engine compartment for oil spray when running? It's possible that one of the seals is going out and that the engine is spitting oil from the front or rear, but only when there is oil pressure in the system.

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no oil in the engine bay, but itll be sitting for about a 2 weeks so ill get the see if any drips out... i would prefer that it does because if im burning that much oil thats not good. but the oil presure guage hasnt changed from when i got the car. it was the oil light that blinks, it came on when i filled up with gas.
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have you ever done a compression test? if your rear oil seal is leaking, it could possibly be burned away on your clutch, given it is a standard. also, i once owned a nissan truck on which the valve cover screws always came loose. have you checked those bolts? also, what about your oil pan bolt?
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Early_944 YOU ARE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now that i think about it! you just described something that i didnt think of yes it is a standard and guess what... i have been having problems with my clutch! the other problem that that i know about but didnt know what it was that at high speeds i smell something burning... oil on the clutch would make that happen! i was going to do a compression test on it when i got up there. but this sounds like it would be the problem, how else do i check the rear oil seal? and it is hard to change?
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Is your car stranded in Dayton? Is it at a shop? There are a bunch of us around the Dayton area that can help if need be.
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no, im moving up there. its in middletown to be specific. i have 2 cars so i drove one up and i have to drive up again in the other one in about a week
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When you get up here permanently, let me know. We have a large group of local 944 guys that get together often. One of the guys lives in Middletown. There is a great P-car mechanic there in Middletown as well. His shop name is Farler Performance.

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Yeah- When I lived in Cincy I went to Farler. He can set you straight.

And the group of guys out there can definitely help you out.
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