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I have an 02 axiom and it burns oil like crazy.I have to put a qt

Or 2 in every month. or so I took it back 1 time and thy told me THAT MY ECR VALVE WAS NOT WORKING AND OF COURSE THAT WAS NOT COVERD UNDER THE WARRANTY.

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Most if not all Isuzu's consume oil due to them having a smaller ring size. The result is Blow-By, where the oil is burned internally and gets past the rings. It shows no visible sign of smoking, but does leave a lot of carbon build up within your engine, I recommend using Seafoam, found at most auto part stores. Use half a can with a warm engine, through your vacuum line on your brake booster. and the rest can be used in your fuel!

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What if it doesn't smoke, runs smooth; but, still uses about a quart of oil every 500 miles???

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If it only smokes at start up ,the valve seals are leaking.

if it smokes all the time , it could be piston rings

if you think its the second solution , the egr will cost you less

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This is not related to the EGR valve. It's only there to make your vehicle startup a bit easier when the motor is cold by putting hot exhaust gases into the cold air the engine takes in.Once warmed up the EGR valve will close and it's not used again till the motor is off and time for a cold startup. If you want to know exactly what the issue is have a "leakdown test" performed. A decent mechanic can find the issue from that test.

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