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Burning a lot of oil, I have not done in a while since I am

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burning a lot of oil
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: I have not done in a while since I am adding oil in a biweekly basis
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: Dakota 2005 145k miles
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing, other than the oil issue everything is ok
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nothing
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Hi. Are you sure you are burning oil, or is there an oil leak?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
There is no oil leak sure of it, no traces of oil in the parking space floor, sometimes it smokes out, there is no pattern as to when it happens
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Is this a 3.7L engine?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I just want to know if this is minor repair or big repair, I am not a mechanic and I don't plan to fix it myself...can it be fixed by just adding an special oil or needs an overhaul....
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Try a pcv valve. If that doesnt solve anything then likely the rings are shot and the motor needs a rebuild. Very common on this engine.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any more questions on this? IF so please let me know. Also rate the assistance provided to keep the question open for further follow up questions. Thanks.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 10 months ago.

I see you have viewed my response. Thank you for allowing me to assist. Now, if there are no further questions on this, rate the assistance to help and close out the question. Thanks.