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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Chevy
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air Conditioning systems
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96 chevy 1500 w/ 350 vortec its running good no smoke no

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96 chevy 1500 w/ 350 vortec its running good no smoke no fould plugs no leaks but its using 2 qts oil every 1000 miles what could be happening
JA: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?
Customer: head gasket just replaced
JA: What is the model of your '96 Chevy?
Customer: silverado
JA: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: took it to dealer they have no idea, pos. valve seals but plugs are good no oil
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

what is compression on the cylinders ?

was intake check for oil ?

pcv valve ?

have you checked air filter is it oily

if you are using 2 quarts , it has to be evoparting it thru the exhaust and going thru the rings , if you put your hand open palm close to the tail pipe and exhaust smoke hit your hand do you see oil specs ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i dont know about compression but it runs strong,pvc good air filter fine
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

you missing 2 quarts , you are either leaking or evaoprating them ?

I would want to know compression across all cylinders and see if any are low comparing to others .

if all above is good , there is not much left here .

what weight oil are you using on it ?

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 3 months ago.

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