oil consumption runs hot
i have a 2000 lt, with about 40k on it. Currently about 1200 miles from home and many miles to go of course.
The problem is it has a couple problems. Running at 75 - 85 mph going up long steep grades the temp gauge doesn't stay fixed center temp. Starts to creep up, mainly between center and overheat. Both fans work fine, and the radiator isn't all bugged up.
With that said, it seems to burn some oil while I'm doing that. About a quart every 1500 miles. Could I have a bad valve or something making it do this? I haven't seen too much. I have seen something about problems with rings in the past but not exactly like this. The problem didn't start untill around 32k on the engine. Right after I switched to the synthetic.
Did the 36k on it and all the valve lash was great; still no adjustment.
What oil does everyone use on the road? Need to know, seems this baby is starting to get thirsty.
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