My girl has this car, and has 58k miles.. She needs to add 1qt every month, seems unusaual, my 91 burns through mabey 1/4 qt every 2 months with 140k on the clock.. Dealership says this is "normal".. I h
How many miles does she drive a month?
What oil weight is she using? 0W-something? 5W-something?
The automakers recommend these thin oils because during the EPA mileage certifications they must use the same oil they recommend.
They use the thin oil to get better mileage.
A heavier weight oil may help, but even though it is a lot to lose (qt per 1000 miles), that is the manufacturer specification. Have the dealer do a oil consumption test. They won't do anything (help you under warranty) unless it is in excess of 1 qt per 1000 miles
They burn oil... Most b7&b8's.
I switched to Total 5w/40 and the oil lasted an extra 1k miles more than the Castrol the dealer was using. But yeah, dealer won't do the test unless you are burning 1qt/1 k miles. Some will top you up for free. PCV system is lame, after warranty switch to catch can. That's my plan.
Edit. And those who say they don't burn any in the 10k mile change are likely lying.
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