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Oil leak and oil burning

I am pretty sure I can get my oil leak fixed with a fresh valve cover gasket. I am also burning a little oil. The 90 caravan has 167000 miles and seems to run fine, shift fine etc. Should i get the gasket replaced? if i go that far should i get the oil burn problem fixed too? is the labor similar?? Thanks!!

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    depends on how it is burning it.... what colour is the exhaust smoke ?

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If your oil burning is upon start up then i would suggest you get your valve seals replaced while you are getting your valve covers done if its a non-stop while it runs then its your rings if you opt to get the valve seals fixed you would be looking at probably $250 but your gaskets would be included the deciding factor for me would be the amount of oil consumption and how much i would save in the long run good luck

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