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It’s easy to see why so many people enjoy owning the Chevy Silverado. It has an attractive yet tough exterior, very durable with roomy interior and truck bed, and integrates a number of key technological features. While the vehicle typically performs well, the 2007 - 2008 Silverado tends to have an issue with burning much more oil than it should. If you’ve noticed this problem with your truck, read on to see how Ace Auto Utah can help.
What is an Oil Burn?
The most basic explanation is that oil burns occur when a car uses engine oil at a rate significantly faster than normal. This is the case for the 2007 - 2008 Chevy Silverado, and one of the classic telltale signs of a truck with an oil burn issue is the sight of blue smoke coming from the exhaust. Because the 2007 - 2008 Silverado has a catalytic converter that will contain that initially, you may not notice the smoke until the problem has worsened. However, you will eventually see the bluish tinted smoke when you start the truck, and if the issue is allowed to fester, you’ll see it while it’s running as well.
2007-2008 Chevrolet Silverado Oil Burn
The truck’s valve lifters sometimes cause oil-burn issues, and in other cases a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve cover baffle – if improperly sealed – might be the culprit. Other common causes of oil burn include:
- Corrupted piston rings
- PCV baffle drains holes that are plugged in the cover that contains the PCV vacuum pipe
- A PCV air hose that has become restricted or is pinched
If you suspect that your 2007 - 2008 Chevy Silverado has an oil burn issue, you may be tempted to diagnose or fix the problem yourself. Unless you’re a trained mechanic, you’ll likely run into trouble. Oil burning can affect other parts of the truck, such as the catalytic converter. Not only would the part that was bad in the first place need to be fixed, but also the catalytic converter and any other affected components may be in need of repair as well.
Many truck owners are surprised to find out how affordable consulting a professional at the first sign of trouble is, as opposed to spending time and money attempting to do the repair on your own. Ace Auto Utah can not only resolve your truck’s oil burn problem; we’ll get the job done efficiently and at a reasonable cost.
We specialize in auto repairs for trucks and cars of all makes and models, including the 2007 - 2008 Chevy Silverado. Once we’ve fixed your truck’s oil burn issue, you’ll no longer see the blue smoke, and engine oil consumption levels will return to normal. Investing in a timely, skilled repair from the pros at Ace Auto Utah is well worth the cost of having your Chevy Silverado runs more efficiently and last longer.
Count on Ace Auto Utah to Get Your Truck in Top Shape
Ace Auto has built a reputation in the Salt Lake Valley for being knowledgeable mechanics that go extra miles to ensure satisfactory services. Whether your car or truck needs extensive repairs or something simpler like an oil change or tune-up, we’ll help you out. Stop by our shop, where our friendly and dedicated staff provide top-notch customer service, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
To learn more about our truck repair services and see how we can fix your Silverado’s oil burn issue, give us a call at 801-803-6016, or schedule an appointment here.