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My Mazda MPV TDI looses oil frequently

I have a 2003 MAZDA MPV TDI (90,000 miles) that consumes one quarter of oil every three weeks. There is no trace of oil on the garage floor, and from time to time there is a black smoke when I start the engine.
Can anybody help me to know what kind of problem I might have? It is not normal to lose some much oil engine.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    Hello,

    it starts with the same kind of problem, but now it is a real problem. In between 3000 km it had changed from a short sequenze of black smoke, after starting the engine, to a constant black cloud when the car should run under charge ( for exsample speeding up).

    The total distance for the MPV(2003) is now 11000 km. First results are indicating a faulty valve inside of the Diesel pump from the common rail system.



    I am afraid that this will not be the last status from all faults to fix the problem !!!



    I am awaiting more parts from the motor inside the final cost estimation.



    Best regards, Matt

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Its almost normal.i would switch to a high milage oil at the next oil change.u also might want to change the pcv valve.

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