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I have a 1994 tunder bird and it burns oil but i dont know why

Wheal wen i drive up hill it makes this really loud noise from the back then the oil sign goes down then when i go down hill a cloud d of smoke comes out the hood and it smells like oil wants to turn of but it doesn't if u could please help its my first car and don't have another way to get around please.

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  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    I can't tell from your message exactly what you are saying but it sounds like you are losing oil pressure while also having oil smoke coming out the exhaust. The exhaust problem is a sign that the piston rings need to be replaced. If the pressure gauge is fluctuating, you may need an oil pump replaced. If there is smoke under the hood, look for a leak that is getting on the exhaust. Loose valve covers may be the cause. Does the engine get hot according to the temp gauge? When you check the oil, is it full of bubbles? Does the coolant look like it has oil in it?



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Well if i had to guess you have a 3.8 v-6 these engines are notorious for head problems the rattle you hear is the valves you will need to replace the heads but if this is a high milage motor it would be cheaper to find a good used motor and replace it as a total motor rebuild would be twice as much good luck

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