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2001 pathfinder oil consumption: 4 qts in 7000 miles

No smoking, no leaking, owned since new with reg oil changes. can it be the pcv or something similar? if so, where is the pcv on this motor?

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Should be located on one of the valve covers with a hose going to it. any oil leaks... look on the ground if you can't see any obvious leaks

Robert

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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    michael kemp Apr 27, 2014

    can a blocked pcv cause a leak

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