4.3L V6 Using Oil...
I was looking for an cheap used 4x4 truck (will be using mainly around my 7 acre ranch property) and found an internet ad for 1989 GMC S-15 for $2400 with 100K miles. The ad says everything is in good condition except that the eninge is using little oil. Other than that, I saw some photos and the truck is really in good shape (interior and exterior) for the age of the vehicle.
Does the using oil typically mean worn out piston rings? Burning oil at 100K seems way too early compared to all the Japanese cars that I have had before. I've had several American made cars starting from '74 Vega to '01 Dakota but I've never kept for more than 100K miles, so I don't know if that (burning oil) is typical or not on the 4.3L. I know that GM/Chevy has been using 4.3L motor for about a couple of decades now. The 1989 4.3L is a TBI type on GMC truck, I think. Is it a reliable engine? Let me know if this would be a good purchase or not.
Thanks in advance.