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What does it mean if a truck starts burning oil too much?


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Answered 2007-08-28 10:55:46

you probably have a broken piston ring that is supposed to keep the oil out of the cylinder bore, the oil goes through and is burned with the gas.

What Shady Mechani pointed out could cause it and the tell tale sign would be a blueish tint to your exhaust fumes. Another reason could be a dirty oil filter, a PCV valve that needs to be replaced, and last but not least slug build up in the engine. The last will require an engine flush. A good one would be Auto-Rx.

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