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2001 DTS Need a little help here

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Hey guys/girls, so first things first im new here so my problem MIGHT have been solved already, it would be great to get the answer sooon though

Basicly, my problem is this. I have a 2001 DTS it started out running great but then it started over heating (needle passes center mark) and the car would start smoking..smelling alot like burning oil/coolant.
Got that fixed after changing the thermal stat and it started running normal again
However, the car still smokes, the smoke smells somewhat like coolant and the coolant level IS infact going down. Along with the coolant going down the oil slowly does too. :hmm:
And NOW the check engine light came on, as the car stops too, you can feel a slight misfire so though came in..we changed all 8 spark plugs with brand new bosh platnum 4's..yet we can still feel misfire and check engine light is still on :helpless:

Some Questions!!
First of all, is it normal for t he car to run with the temp. Right in the center?
Secondly, does anyone have ANY idea whats going on with my car and how i can fix, or reduce this problem?

THANKS , i know its alot to read but it will help me TONS
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Along with the coolant going down the oil slowly does too.
Make sure that your not overfilling the oil. Full is not the full mark.... fill it to no higher than the center of the XXXXXXXXXXX's on the dipstick. Any amount over the center of the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX's will be quickly picked up by the PCV system and burned off. N*'s do consume some oil by design due to the cross hatched walls of the cylinders.

How much oil are you losing?

Before you spend another dime on your car... do what Ranger said and test it for a blown Head Gasket.
Im losing about 28 OZ every 2- 21/2 weeks..depending on how much its driving over the weekend
2- 2 1/2 weeks isn't much help... oil consumption is calculated using how many miles you've driven not how much time has elapsed.
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