Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Ramsey, MN, USA
The only thing that synthetic oil will do is cost more money. It will burn the same with it as the regular oil. When does it smoke? If it smokes on decelleration and startup, the problem is the valve seals. If it smokes on accelleration and at idle it is your rings. If it's the valve seals, that is a relatively easy job to change them and help your oil consumption problem, otherwise, it's time for a rebuild.
Well, just re-read your post, guess I missed the part about the 2800 or so miles, I think you just need to give it a little time for the rings to seat.
[This message has been edited by Scooter (edited 12-03-98).]