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Excess oil consumption (1 qt/wk)

Car using too much oil w/ no visible leaks, unusual sound or odor. Same problem with previous car (94 Gallant)

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There is a slight sign of oil on the tip of the plug or should i say a little black carbon build up on the tip of the plug .
I dont if this additional information will help when you start in the morning the engine trottle is very low and as it warms up the trottle then comes up to the right level of about 750 rpm

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Agree that the correct engine oil should be used. These engines were designed to have a semi synthetic grade oil.

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You must be careful with the 90s mitsubishis as the oil used is important.If you use the cheaper types they tend to make the engine smoke and use excessive amounts.Also manufacturer grade of oil to be used is also important.Have you taken the spark plugs out to see if they have signs of oil burning on them?

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stop burning up your engines. cars shouldn't use any oil, it is either being burnt, which is not good, or leaking onto the ground, which means you'll have no problem finding the problem, it is right above the puddle in your driveway

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