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I am the owner of an 85 Shelby Charger. It burns oil and the crankcase is being pressurized excessively. My best guess is that either I have a bad ring or valve guides. I would rather only have to take the head of than pull the entire engine. If that is the case, is there a reasonable way to pull the engine without having a lift available to drop it through the bottom.
 

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A cylinder leakdown test will isolate where your issue is before tearing down the engine.
 

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Generally, engines burn oil due to a few reasons.

* Bad valve seals

* Worn valve guides

* Pressurized crankcase (oil pan) due to a clogged PCV valve or breather system

* Blow-by from worn piston rings
 

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Are you sure its *burning oil*. Are you sure its not a leaking seal? Is it smoking out the back? If it is smoking out the back I wouldn't rule out the turbo either.
 

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i have the same problem. but mine aint burning oil. somethin is leaking and has less power then it use to. so ima guess the rings hopefully no cracked pistons again. ima watch this thread and see what u find.
 
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