I’m about to buy a 1989 ford f250. It burns oil bad, no compression on #1, and there is an oil puddle in the #1 combustion chamber (visible through spark plug hole). Seller suspects bent/broken valve. I will be rebuilding the heads myself. The tricky part is, the truck is 240 miles away, and its too long to fit on any trailer available to me. I might go the route of getting a AAA membership. BUT I’m exploring the option of driving it back here. PCV valve has already been replaced, so my game plan would go something like this: Change oil to thicker viscosity, add some sort of treatment for oil burning, drain old gas and replace, bring a few extra cases of oil, and stop to check oil level often. If it dies then I’ll call community towing or someone similar.
What do you think? Did I miss anything? Which oil additives are best for stopping oil burning short term? Potential major issues?
Any help is appreciated, but don’t just try to speak fear into my plans. That doesn’t help. I will get it done one way or another. Thanks!