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2006 Magnum Oil Consumption

I loose a quart between oil changes

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Depending upon interval miles, that really is not terrible. You may want to experiment with different oil brands and grades to see what works best in your car. One tip...synthetics generally have a lower burn off rate than conventional oils.

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First off how many miles does the vehicle have. Also what oil are you using. If its only a quart between changes then I wouldn't worry about it. If your using synthetic you may want to consider Amsoil. Its the best there is in the world.
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Dear Sirs, I own Pathfinder 2006. Recently Oil goes out from MAX mark to MIN mark within 8000 km (5000 miles). My dealer tells me that this is regular consumption which is confirmed by NISSAN officials....


  • Well MAX to MIN on the dipstick is a quart of oil in difference. You need to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles (5,000 miles for a synthetic). I don't think that a 2006 Nissan should burn a quart of oil every 5,000 miles. That seems a bit absurd. For much older vehicles this might be true but for a 2006, much more efficient vehicle, it should not burn a quart every 5.000 miles.
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Jun 16, 2011 | 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

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You can see from all these comments, there are as many different views about oil...


Believe it or not, it is normal for these engines to use about a quart every 2000 even when they are essentially new. Note that I said, "use", not "burn". The combination of higher compression and operating temperatures causes oil to pass through the engine. You might notice your tail pipes have a good coating on the inside. I managed to slow the process by converting to Mobil 1 0W40. I get much better performance and I only use a quart every 3500-4000.

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How much oil should my 2007 SRX use between oil changes it only has 23,000 miles on it now?????????????????????


Oil consumed between oil changes (assuming 2,500 miles) should be between 0 and 1 quart, for a healthy engine.
More oil consumption is annoying, but not viewed as an issue by manufacturers, in fact most would not do anything until you exceeded a quart in 600 miles (I would be livid!!!), but that is how they think of it.

All that being so, the cost of repair far outweighs the cost of the oil, so to rebuild for oil consumption is often not cost effective. Personally, I would go mental at more that a quart between oil changes.

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I am loosing oil in my 2006 Rav4 my oil light comes on after 2500 miles of driving my car after an oil change.Toyota is saying you consume 1 quart of oil for every 1000 miles. My Rav holds 4.5 quarts of...


I see you have a four cylinder since it only holds 4.5 quarts.
2006 manual confirms your oil consumption is within allowances. Just check oil every time you buy gas like the manual reccomends. Do not over rev engine or accelerate from stops at max capacity of car as these can increase oil consumption.

JR

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I have a 2006 Buick Lucerne 3800 that I think has started to take exessive oil. it has 48000 miles and will take a quart in abot 4000 miles. I know thats not alot but at 24000 miles it didn't take a quart...


It should be minimal between oil changes. Even at 5,000 mile intervals you shouldnt see hardly any consumption. My 04 Avalanche has 88,000 and I just changed mine at 5K and didnt see any consumption. Look at the filter and drain plug on the pan and see if either of them are loose. Inspect around valve covers for leaks as well.

Unfortunately, the dealership will be a waste of time They will tell you that is normal and not to worry about it.

Nov 12, 2009 | 2006 Buick Lucerne

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Car loses oil checked under car no leak checked gaskets and engine no leak my guess its BURNING oil?


Normal oil consumption for a car is about 1 quart per 3,000miles. If you can calculate how much of a quart low you are per oil change you will be able to tell whether your oil consumption is excessive or not.

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05 caravan engine oil is going down have to add between oil changes . i don't see any leaks and it doesn't seem to be burning any either is there a reason for concern . if yes is there anything i can do to...


that is not excessive oil consumption, 10,000 KM is about 6,400 miles, 1.5 Liters is about 1.1 quarts, this is excellent, my brand new Dodge Magnum uses more oil than this.

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Oil consumption


No, it's not unusual to have to put a quart in within those miles'

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I do not believe there is a fix by Chrysler. My van has 50000 and seems oil consumption is getting worse. It is either past the valve seals or the piston oil control ring. I believe Chrysler KNOWS ALL ABOUT THIS! If you google search this there are to many complaints! 1 quart every 3 thousand miles is not exceptable unless you are driving a model T!

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