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Motor is burning oill

Have had my car for 12 months bought a holden rodeo 2004 3.5L v6 petrol with 50000kms on it. Now done 62000 kms just out of extented new car warranty
Problem 1:-
Burns 1 litre of oil per 200km or 3 litres to every 150kms when four wheel driving. Has lost no compression or power. Has no water in the oil. No oil in the water.
Problem 2:-
Every time I go four wheel driving the transfer box gets stuck in 4 low 4 high neutrel or cant choose what it wants when i press any of the push buttons

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Answer 1-Sorry but this could be horrible news engine wise, one of your piston rings might be broken.Probably the bottom one that scrapes oil back down as the piston goes to bottom dead center.
To fix would mean an engine rebuild. You said "burning" other wise your using to thin of an oil.

Answer 2-Your car may have a short somewhere, like mine did. My car wouldn't start in 4th but while driving i would lose a bit of power and i would be stuck in 4th till i turned it off for a while.

hope this helps

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