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  • Dino Rodex Dec 29, 2014

    The main problem is the VVT filter...Google the location and clean it. Will fix the problem, but it's tricky to get to it. You will need a telescoping mirror and angled tweezers.

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There are a few things it can be one is oil getting in to cylinder from the rings and other is its getting past the valve guides.

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  • Dino Rodex Dec 29, 2014

    Clean the VVT filter, if car maintained properly over the years that's the main reason for burning oil besides normal engine wear... You will need telescoping mirror and angled tweezers. See picture for VVT filter location. Tricky to get to it but fixes the issue...

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Andy, there are a number of reasons your car is burning or using oil. If the car hasn't been maintained properly it would cause wear on the piston rings.
A lot of the lower grade oils contain wax and that can gradually stop up the drainage ports from the heads to the oil pan. With the oil staying on top of the hot heads, it can vaporize and be sucked out of the valve cover by the PVC and be burnt in the piston.
If the engine has gotten very hot, it is not unusual for the aluminum head(s) to warp thus allowing seepage of oil and or water from the head. The leak could be externally which you should see on your driveway or it could be an internal leak going into the piston chamber.
To eliminate some of the possibilities a compression test should be done first so your mechanic can have a more definitive answer.

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