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Sounds like you either have a problem with the rings, or a PCV valve leak. Being an engine that is what 15 years old? It could go either way. I would start with pulling the hose off the PCV valve and making sure that no oil is being allowed to get into it. If so, then you have found a bad valve. Those are cheap. A set of rings on the other hand..?? Anyways, Good luck, and if it is the PCV valve leaking oil into the cylinders then make sure to change the spark plugs.

Something else that will cause it is just plain using the wrong oil for the engine.. So you will want to look into that.

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Well usually i would try to help with the problems but being that your car is brand new and all i think you should push to get into another car.


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