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Oil consumption We have a 2008 Tribeca that appears to be using more oil than I feel it should. On 11-9 we changed the oil using Mobil 1 5W-30 with 22595 miles. Now on 12-11 we have 25068 miles and needed to add 1 1/4 quarts of oil to bring it back to the full mark. I do not visually see any leaks. Any Ideas?

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  • kishbaugh639 Dec 12, 2008

    It's always on a level surface. But sometimes the engine is cold and sometimes it's 1/2 hour or so after my wife gets home from work. I spoke to the dealer who stated that the industry standard is that it's not excessive consumption unless it's a quart per 1000 miles.

  • O Mclean May 11, 2010

    How and when are you checking oil. Vehicle must be on a flat surface and Engine must be off for at least (2)two minute if it was running prior to checking.



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Well there you have it you car is oil guzzler, lol. Anyway that about right for the average vehicle that why you should check your oil every week at-least. Good Luck

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