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Replace the engine with a rebuilt one.

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Not really. If your piston rings are worn down and letting oil into the top of cylinder where it can be burned, only an engine overhaul with new rings will stop it. Lucas oil conditioner products, Marvel mystery oil, anything like that might help a little, but won't stop the oil burning. Start saving money for a rebuild or replacement engine. Good luck.

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So upon startup the car has a little smoking going out the tailpipe? Then it goes away after the car warms up a little? You probably have stuck piston rings and are burning oil at first until the car warms up and the rings seal better. What kind of oil are you using? What weight is it? I don't know what is in the car, but if it is conventional oil at 10w-30, try changing it to synthetic and using 5w-30. I don't know what that car comes with from factory or calls for, but in my experience I've stopped oil burning in a piston engine with thinner, synthetic oil. This helps to unstick the rings allowing them to seal better AND the thinner oil doesn't collect on the rings so much, keeping it from burning or going out the tailpipe. Also, synthetic doesn't burn and carbonize like convention oil (dinosaur juice) does.

I really hope I understood your problem and helped you with it. If not, please clarify. Good luck!

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I stopped for fuel yesterday and minutes after driving I could smell oil/gas? I stopped and put oil in sae5-30 and minutes later I could still smell oil??? Today I drove to work (20 miles) and didn't smell...


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the first thing that i would do would be to change the oil. when you do this use 3.5 quarts of oil, 1 quart lucas oil treatment and then the rest with a good engine oil stop leak. This will help to condition the engine and getting it to stop burning so much. if this still persists then you will have to replace the piston rings

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