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My 2007 GMC 1500 With the V8 has the add oil lite coning on after about 4000 miles after the last 2 oil changes.. only have 43000 miles and the oil is not showing on the dipstick

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GM HAS A BULLETIN OUT PIP4574E

THE BULLETIN PERTAINS TO AN OIL CONSUMPTION PROBLEM WITH THE ENGINE. IT INVOLVES THE LEFT HAND VALVE COVER AND THE LIFTERS. THE LIFTERS ARE THE MAIN CONCERN, THEY PUMP TOO MUCH OIL AND IT GETS PUMPED INTO THE VENT HOLES IN THE PCV AREA OF THE VALVE COVER ALLOWING IT TO BE SUCKED UP INTO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND BURNED.

BOSTRUCK IS CORRECT ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY.

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A 2007 model should have came with a 100k warranty on the drivetrain. I would take this to the dealer. The oil consumption can be caused by leaks or stuck pcv valve or by internal problems.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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