12-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
2 things, 1, this could be normal with new cam and valves, less "slop" in the bearings means less oil leakage, or
2 theres an oil hole in the head gasket that can be partially blocked off due to manufacturing issues and / or fitting error causing reduced oil flow. Only way to check is remove the head and make sure the passages are clear from the mating surface to the overhead gear (spray carb cleaner or brakekleen down the hole with a nozzle on the can and wear safety goggles, it hurts like hell if it gets in your eyes, safety glasses don't work, trust me on this one) and make sure the hole isn't obstructed when you fit the new gasket.
how much oil is up there? as long as theres oil sitting in the pockets in the head I would think its probably ok, you would have noticed something after 1000 miles if there wasn't enough oil. Take the valve cover off and make sure the cam lobes aren't showing signs of scoring, if they are, not enough oil.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
2008 Swift M15A
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
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Last edited by 2013GV; 12-12-2014 at 05:58 PM.