Jamie (Albuquerque, New Mexico) - Toyota Tercel
Jamie’s car is losing a lot of oil, going through two quarts every 600 miles. She replaced the valve cover gasket herself, but it didn’t help. Next she’s planning to change oil pan gasket. She doesn’t see a puddle under her car, but gets a big plume of smoke when she starts it. Tom ans Ray suspect that the oil pan gasket won’t help as she’s burning oil. Try additives to see if they help, maybe “Restore.” Rings could be stuck.