Question about 2001 Volkswagen Golf
I fill the oil tank with recommended oil until the level marker, within 2000 miles (approximately) I see the oil light coming up on my dash board. I checked the Oil tank and found that the tank is empty. I don’t see any trace of oil leak or smell etc., my car drives smooth no noise nothing. I have this problem since I have this car. I purchased this used car recently
My understand of oil change from other car which I own change every 3000 miles (approximately), drain the old oil (darkened oil) from the bottom and add new oil from the top until it reaches the level marker
What could be the problem? I drive VW Golf 2001, V4 engine
I appreciate any expert advice
Because your car is consuming so much oil, you need to check the level often, so the level won't go down more than one quart. You will get an idea how long you can drive the car before it is down one quart, and should keep the level at the full mark. You should change the oil filter, as it is still collecting contaminants.
Have you checked the spark plugs condition? It seems the oil consumption will result in the plugs being fouled soon . Keep that oil level up, or the result will be a seized engine. Also, I'm guessing the tail pipe shows black residue, another sign of high oil consumption. This is probably why someone sold this car, they didn't want to deal with an expensive repair of an engine rebuild. You are correct, an oil change should be done every 3k miles.
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