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I lose my oil on a regular, I have changed my oil filter every two months

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You might want to keep track of your milage an see how often or after how many miles you loose a quart of oil or more, also i see is a 2001 calavler, look for oil leaks onthe engine, specially around the valve covers and see if you have any oil spots on your parking spots, one way to check is leave a piece of carboard under the car when you get home and check it the next day when you leave, you will find out if it leaks oil while park or you may loose it while you driving.

the second advise is maybe go to a thickher oil since you have a use car, and am sure you have high milage, choose the right oil to depending on the climarte an your milage,
like one of my cars the label said 5w-30 but was consuming too quick so I went to 10w30 lasted longer was thicker oil but the car gave me no problems all it does allows to lub the engine better
when the engine is new the oil is light, and when the engine gets high milage some ppl go to thicker oil to get better compression .

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