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Could be due to a few different things. Oil loss is hard to tell without actually looking at the car. You could be burning oil for starters. If you hold a paper towel over your exhaust pipe for a few seconds while car is running you can check to see if you have a burn. If they paper towel has black spots like oil splatters they you burning it.

If you are not burning, then you could have a leak in a gasket or a seal. May be difficult to see where it is coming from if it is a small leak. Also, you should check your oil filter. If there is a gasket stuck in there from an old filter, you wont get a good tight fit when adding the new oil filter and will cause a leak there.

Oil leaks in my opinion are one of the trickiest things to locate. To many things and places that can cause this.

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