What is making my car burn a lot of oil ??

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Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 01:52 AM about the 1990 GMC Sierra C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1990 gmc sierra 5.7L and it
burn a lot of oil at mid to high rpm's.
When its in low rpm's it doesnt burn
oil but once you rev it..it start burning
a lot of oil .. Could it be the pcv
valve??

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216,595

Could be the PCV, cheap enough to replace. Your valve guides and or rings might also be worn allowing the oil to burn. How many miles on the engine?

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Would it cost a lot to replace the rings?? And it has 311,000 miles

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Oil burning at idle is worn valve guide seals. Oil burning while driving/ higher RPMs is rings. With that many miles on it I'd say it's time for an engine rebuild. HTH. -Jim

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