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Repeat bad o2 sensors, oil burning, engine cuts in clutch

I've replaced several times both O2 sensors (check engine light indicating it is bad) - now I find black tail pipe going through oil after oil w/o leak.
Also while driving, and shifting, when in clutch engine will cut out losing power steering and breaks at the same time-
Took car to dealer in Petaluma, who said my battery is low- (is something draining on battery)? causing problems?
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You may have a blown heads. Try by replacing the oil pressure sensor located in the rear of the engine. Second clean the throttle body by taking off the hoses. Get the cleaner from the auto parts store. Clean throttle body, air intakes, air filter, new oil filter, and have your feul injectors services. Did you check under the car for oil leaks? Try placing a white sheet under the car to see if you have a bad oil spill. Make sure all harness wires are not shorting out. Alot of wires are placed close to heat sources and could melt them. Yoyu just have to replace the melted section and reroute the wiring........runjoe

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