burning oil and not leaking oil on my plugs

Asked by Jun 05, 2014 at 02:25 PM about the 2004 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i was told it could be some kind of tube or something that would be putting oil in there

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Putting oil in where?

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check for external oil leaks...they must be close to the exhaust because you can smell the oil burning

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well autozone said it could be the piston rings or the valves or some kinda tube that would allow oil to get on the spark plugs

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If you can, pull out the spark plugs. If they are black and oily then you are burning oil, if they are a dry brownish - tan (or possibly grey) color then you are not burning oil and the oil is leaking somewhere else.

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Autozone tech was probably talking about the PCV valve, which would cause the pressure to build up in the engine and push oil into the air intake. If you don't have that problem, then it's worn valve seals or piston rings. How many miles on the engine? How much oil are you burning?

I have a 73 fastback , 351C 4 brrl "Q" code, and its burning oil, there is no leak and it will burn topped up engine oil in a day or a couple days of daily driving..i don't see any smoke and im not really smelling anything its rebuild engine, I got with only 500 miles used...im freaking out.. I need help please, I just paid 28k on this..???

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