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2001 shelby series 1 with 10,000 burns oil

I bought a new 4.0 liter olds aurora powered Shelby in 2001.  The car has smokey black exhaust since day one and now goes thru 1 quart of 10-30 synthetic oil every 400 miles. I have now failed the HC part of the smog exam. I have been told that the rings are not seated.  Any help out there. I was told an old fashioned way to get corrected is to pour some marvel oil down the spark plug and run the car real hard for a week or so and this will reseat the rings?  Any help is appreciated. '
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  • foot wizard Jun 23, 2008

    The car only has 10,000 miles and goes thru a quart every 400 miles. What I need to know is how to fix problem so I can pass smog check. Thank You



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Yep it's more than likely worn valve stem seals. What happens when your motor cools down the seals contract and oil passes through the gap and then when you start it again the oil burns. It will more than likely last years depending on how much oil your burning if you need to put more than 500ml in a week you probably should get a mechanic to check it out.

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