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2005 MAZDA 6 "using" or "burning oil"

I took my 2005 MAZDA 6 to the dealer for warranty service and mentioned to the service director that for the last two oil changes, I noticed that the engine oil level was low almost a quart. He said that this is normal for this kind of car. Is this true?
I'm concerned about the engine "burning" oil before warranty expires.

Martin de la Garza

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  • gmakas Jan 23, 2009

    My 2005 Mazda 3 uses a lot of oil, but no leaks on the garage floor.  

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have a 2004 Mazda 3s (2.3 liter) with 50k miles. I am burning a qt of oil every 350 miles and have NO leaks. I have noticed black ash exiting the tail pipe while starting or driving the vehicle, but no smoke. My only thought is that the oil is burning up in the catalatic converter, due to bad valve guides, valve seals, or a bad piston. Wondering if anyone has had the same problem and has an idea.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    i have a 2004 mazda 6 with 80,000 miles and i am having the same problem with it burning oil. i just purchased the vehicle about 2 months ago and about a month and a half ago i had the oil changed. two and a half weeks later my check engine light and oil light came on i checked it and it was 4 1/2 quarts low. so i filled it up thinking the mechanic messed up and i checked it 2 more weeks later and it was 3 quarts low.. it doesn't smoke, or smell like oil 

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I have an 2005 mazda 6 3.0 that is burning oil the engine light is on it blinks when I drive and stops when I stop. There is like whitest smoke coming out of the exhaust really bad and you could smell the fumes in the car really bad. The last mechanic I went to I think did more damage then good he said that the vavles were not timing and I was going to need a new engine. could this be fixed without having to replace the engine

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I have an 2005 mazda 6 3.0 that is burning oil the engine light is on it blinks when I drive and stops when I stop. There is like whitest smoke coming out of the exhaust and you could smell the fumes in the car really bad. The last mechanic I went to I think did more damage then good he said that the vavles were not timing and I was going to need a new engine. could this be fixed without having to replace the engine

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    2005 mazda 6 3.0 engine what kind of transmission fluid do i use


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This problem sounds like ablown head gasket, this would make the oil mix in with the gas and would result in discolored smoke out of the exhaust pipe.

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I am currently looking at a 04 Mazda 3 with a 2.3L. This vehicle is burning oil as well. It appears that the # 2 cylinder is burning oil and upon further inspection have found that the intake valve seal is leaking oil into the cylinder. I am still waiting on the block from the mechanic to inspect the pistons and rings and cylinders to ensure all is well there. Please feel free to contact me in a couple of days for full inspection results.

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Rotary motors use a lot of oil every third gas fill up u have to put a quart of oil in it

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