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crazy LS1 and oil consumption

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    crazy LS1 and oil consumption

    This is a mind boggler, my car runs great, has 45 to 50 psi of oil pressure at an idle when hot, doesn't knock rattle etc.

    Has perfect compression across all cylinders, has new valve stem seals.

    I have tried the pcv system in stock form, with a catch can, and even by- passed with a breather system, but still the same result.

    Here is the problem ,if the car is full of oil according to the dip stick,on occasion it will smoke at start up. sometimes really bad and others not bad at all.
    and when full of oil it quickly burns the oil out until it reaches the 1qt low mark.

    then it mysteriously stops smoking period,and it won't use any more oil at all under normal driving conditions.

    It usually takes around 6qt's to fill it including the filter, I checked the dipstick, by comparing it to another LS1 car . it was the correct one.

    I run 5w-30 synthetic oil, I don't mid the consumption , but hate to run it low of oil just to keep it from smoking.

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    How many miles does it take to burn up the oil? Do you see it smoking out of the tailpipes? Have you done a leakdown test?

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    If your putting a full 6 quarts in at change, i would say thats a tad high. I usualy top off with 5 quarts.
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    When i change my oil, my car only takes right around 5 1/2 with a filter change. Also has you dip stick ever been moved? maybe its in the wrong position.

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    Your overfilling your sump. I don't care what the stick sez. Those things are +/- 15% anyway. With a filter try 5 1/2 quarts and go like a wild man.

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    Hmmm...this is good to know. I put in 6 qts. I know for next time.

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