Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Just stabbin' in the dark here.
With the age, I'm thinking crud buildup in the water jacket preventing effective cooling
or even preventing flow altogether. The engine overheats, cooks the rings, and
now there's a very hot engine that burns ridiculous amounts of oil.
Shouldn't cost much to use a rust removing radiator flush product.
Sounds like rings and a hone are in order at the least, or the next size piston
and fresh bore are in order to stop your smoking problem.