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96 850 burning oil and smoking bad. adding 2-3 qrts of oil every 2 weeks.

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Get the engine repaired no other option

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KEEPS TURNING OFF


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If you are adding coolant every week, and you don't see any external leaks, the coolant is probably being burned thru the engine.
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You may want to reference this USA Today article or the discussion in this page.

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