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Im burning oil pretty bad and have a bad tick in the engine when running alittle low on oil.

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It's probably valve stem seals. This is a common problem. If you know how to take off the valve covers, and you have access to an air compressor, you will have the skills to do this job yourself and save about $1000. If not, you will have to find a garage that is willing to do the job for you. If you do it yourself, you can clean and reprime the tapets. This should solve the ticking noise.

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Change oil and put a additive in it may have a stuck lifter and this will help with the ticking and smoke

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