Hi thereIt is certain that if there is no external leak from the engine that there is an internal fault causing oil burning. Most likely oil rings and/or valve guide seals.
Would a compression test help to determine the cause of burning about 1 quart every 1000 miles?There are no visible oil leaks.What would you recomend.
Doing a compression test will show you the condition of the compression rings.If its burning that much oil there is definitely an oil control ring fault. I would recommend either a second hand motor, new oil rings (which will consist of an engine recondition) or trade the car in on something else.Sorry to be the bringer of bad news but I find its easier to simply tell it how it is.thank youHayden.