04 Silverado burning oil on start. 5.3L
So, I just got back to the states. Girlfriend bought a 2004 Silverado with the 5.3L V8.
I noticed that the DIC was saying "Check Engine Oil". I know that for the DIC to show that, the oil level has to get to at least 1 quart low. So, we went into a convience store and bought a quart to get us home.
Went out this morning to move the truck, and a HUGE puff of thick grey smoke rolled out of the pipe. Way too condensed to be the normal cold start stuff. When I got on the gas to back up, it puffed out some more smoke. When the smoke thinned out, it had a blue tint to it in the sun. That'* how I know it was oil.
Now, what to do. Truck is under warranty from the purchase, just $100 out of pocket. Should I be telling them to look at the valves or the piston rings, or both?
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 - 15% tint, FTDRL, All-on-high, 5000k lows/fogs, tinted tails, color matched grille, Sound by Kenwood.