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so when I bought the car I noticed after I did the oil change.. used full synthetic 10w30 and a k&n filter. about a month or so later my low oil level light came on n low oil pressure so I check the dipstick and there was no oil at all on it.. car also runs hot 3/4 on the temp gauge when im driving in like traffic or sitting but if im on the highway on driving a decent speed it is fine . im not leaking any oil under the car but sometimes it does smoke from the exhaust. and sometime when I hit the gas for the first time after starting the car it will take a minute to catch power I guess u could say.. at first no light were on at all on the dash now I have a check engine light my abs light is on traction control light says off and wont change even when I hit the button and it also says service traction system and low tire pressure even tho all the air is correct in the tires.. its like everything happened at once someone please give me advise... the car runs smooth like nothing is wrong with it but all of these problems its driving me crazy. heres a picture of the code list that came up from auto zone they were no help and couldn't tell me anything
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so when I bought the car I noticed after I did the oil change.. used full synthetic 10w30 and a k&n filter. about a month or so later my low oil level light came on n low oil pressure so I check the dipstick and there was no oil at all on it..
You have an 18 year old car. It's going to use oil. You need to check the oil every time you put gas in it, and be prepared to add some. Get a couple quart bottles and some paper funnels, and put them in your trunk so you have them when you're getting gas. Rig it so they can't tip over (and make a mess should they leak). And keep your fingers crossed that driving around with low oil pressure hasn't added to the problems.

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the engine was replaces and only has 50k on it and no matter how old the car is it shouldn't burn threw 5 qrts of oil in a month something is wrong with the car just trying to get peoples opinions low oil pressure only came on 1 time when I first realized what was going on with the car but but it being a 18 year old car doesn't mean it should kust burn through oil like that
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I love it when people give out more facts after offering ideas! Anyways, you are going to have to do a compression and leak down test to determine the condition of the engine.

Also, you need to work on your grammar. No caps, punctuation and run on sentences.

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Not sure what's wrong but never leave it to lights to tell you because a lot of the time when the light comes on it's too late especially for oil.

You need to check the level more often especially if the car/motor is new to you.
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For oil burning I would be checking the PCV system.

K&N filter is prone to fouling the MAF sensor, clean it. The oil from the air filter gets on the sensor wires and messes with the accuracy of their readings.

O2 bank whatever sensor 2 is going to be the after CAT sensor and I wouldn't bother replacing unless you have emissions testing or it is causing an actual problem like remote start not functioning(probably not applicable here).

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