Investigating Chevy 305 burning oil at idle

[[UPDATE: after wasting money on valve stem seals without fully investigating what the issue definitely was, i finally took off the right side valve cover which has NEVER been taken off..i found the the rear oil drain hole (theres 2, 1 in the front 1 in the back of the head) was plugged with fiber which is from the 10 year old air filter i had been using..so basically the ENTIRE valve cover was filling with oil force feeding oil into the cylinders. Goes to show, routine maintenance is not a joke..i figured an air filter is an air filter, but i guess not lol.After 10 minutes of idling the Exhaust will start making blue smoke and it looks kinda like "Uncle Buck" lol. It VERY rarely smokes when i drive, only when i take off.

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Chevy 305 burning oil? [solved]
[[UPDATE: It was a $0 problem. I assumed it was bad valve stem seals, but i had never taken off the right side valve cover to fully investigate and bought the seals anyway. I took off the valve cover to find the rear oil drain hole (theres one in the front and back of the head) was clogged with what i think it fiber from a 10 year old air filter i had been using..Basically the valve cover would fill with oil forcing oil to find its way down into the cylindars. So after i unplugged it, no more smoke! Easy as that! ]] I knew it couldn't possibly be something as serious as piston rings..it only had 53,000 miles on it at the time.





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