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Old 02-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
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Yea replaced all hoses and cleaned dipstick and used new orings.I took it on an hour trip last week. I am wondering if running a thinner oil will help. I replaced the ccv because it started with a puff of smoke for a while and then started smoking really bad while driving. Changed it and it has been good for a few weeks. Then I noticed this. Oil and coolant levels were never bad until my ccv went and it used some oil. Changed the ccv/hoses and topped off the oil. Have driven 1k+ miles since not loosing oil. I am going to change the oil tomorrow while the car is hot and see if that helps any. Any other thoughts.

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