1. Blurredforlife

    Blurredforlife Junior Member

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    I installed new spark plugs before this happened...
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    I love the car..I think its got a bad headgasket and maybe the rings have gone bad.
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    Sadly I don't have space. I live downtown Chicago
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    I think the rings are bad. I checked out the prior owners matinance records..she wasn't very proactive
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    Said it was good. This has kinda been an on going problem I thought the stealership solved
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    Update...So two weeks ago I started putting alittle seafoam in the case. Ive driven from Chicago to Cincinnati 3 times changed oil added alittle seafoam. It appears to have stopped burning oil.
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  7. bisco

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    nice, all the best!(y)
     
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    Here we go with SeaFoam again.

    It is a combination of 3 or 4 SOLVENTS that tends to break down oil.
    It is sometimes useful for cleaning/freeing stuck rings.

    But is should NOT be used in your oil on a routine basis......because it tends to dilute and break down the oil.
    The cure might end up being worse than the disease.
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  9. Blurredforlife

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    Gonna replace the egr tank tomorrow..see what happens. Going to also do a leak down and a compression test as well. Appreciate the info
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    The Autoguys in Milwaukee cleaned my egr..said it was one of the dirtiest they have seen. Also told me to switch to 5w20 oil with my burning problem.
    20210629_153606.jpeg

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  11. Mendel Leisk

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    Tricky to get good pics of the interior, get's thrown off by the bright flange, you have to override exposure. With a phone tap on what you want exposed correctly, or just move the exposure slider.

    Good you got it done. Intake too?

    I don't think thicker oil is going to do much. A $2k short block yes, lol.
     
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    if not, next post by op will be “smoked twice.”
     
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    Yes..they cleaned the whole egr and intake manifold
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  14. Blurredforlife

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    Lol damn
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