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Low on engine oil

I have a 2005 chevy silverado 1500 pickup with a 5.3 litre engine. i am losing 2 quarts of oil every 3000 miles. i have no visible leaks and the truck is not smoking at all. i've replaced the pcv valve but it's not helping. please advise.

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Well, if there are no leaks, then it has to be piston rings or valve seals. If it's only burning a quart every 1500 miles, you would barely see any smoke, and by the standards of 20 or 30 years ago, that was normal.

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