Burning oil?

Tiny
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My 1995 SC buick riviera is burning oil especially at idle and take off. What kind of simple things can I check before looking at more serious repairs? I was trying to find a manual so I could check the valves but I havent had any luck with finding a manual for this car either.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2006 AT 2:44 PM

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Tiny
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Sorry to tell you that there is no simple fix for this. If it is burning oil that means the rings are bad. Rebuild or different motor!
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Saturday, January 21st, 2006 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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Do you think it would be better to have it rebuilt or replaced? I dont know enough to do an entire engine myself and I dont want to get ripped off on an engine that may or may not have actually been rebuilt. I really love this car and I want to do what I can to keep it in top shape.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2006 AT 11:17 PM
Tiny
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Well if you really like the car then put a new motor in it. If you can't afford a new one put a good used one in it.
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
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Burning oil on accel. Is a ring problem. Burning oil on idle is a valve seal problem then it burns the residuale on take off. What does it do on deselerate. Does it start burning again. On high vacum on decell. And/or idle it sucks oil in thru a bad vavle stem seal. Good luck
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Could that leaky valve seat (or seats) be what has robbed my car of it original power? I may not have to have an engine put in after all. With the right info I could possibly do a valve job myself. Does anyone know where to get info on 95 SC buick riviera? Chiltons and haynes dont make it...
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 4:57 AM
Tiny
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Gm doesnt have the best valve seals in the car industry. If the smoke clears up after a short time it will be the valve guides. If it continues to smoke constantly it will be the rings.

But I would rule out the rings with todays engine technologies. My truck was driven hard every day it started, and pulled race cars, tractors, heck anything I could hook up to it and I pulled it out running perfect at 221,000 miles with no bearing wear, almost no cylinder wear. Only thing was egr ports were 80% clogged up from sludge.
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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Seals not seats. And I found a chiltons for that car @ amazon. Good luck
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Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 8:21 PM

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