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AFTER CHANGING OIL I THE LEVEL GOES DOWN FOR TRAVELLING 18 MILES AND SO LHAVE TO TOP UP. THIS MAKE ENGINE GETS HEATED.

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This sounds quite typical for an engine that has a lot of miles on it.
Doing regular oil changes including changing the filter is important.
Using an oil like 15W40 is appropriate.
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Check the coolant level.
Check the engine oil level. If the engine oil is blackish looking and smelling burnt, replace the oil as well as the oil filter.
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Also check the water pump belt is turning and is not slipping.

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My 2002 blazer has 150,000 miles on it. how do i guarentee it won't break down without getting a new engine?


Well, first off, nothing is guaranteed in this life except, of course, death and taxes (at least death doesn't get any worse when Congress meets!). That being said, 150K isn't that big a deal anymore. They just don't make stuff like they used to...they're better! There are a few basic things to do to have many more miles and years with your Blazer. First and foremost, change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5,000 if you use synthetic oil), make sure the oil level doesn't get below the bottom mark on the dipstick, and make sure the coolant doesn't get too low either. It's a good idea to check the oil level each time you fill up with gas.

Highway driving is easier on the engine than city driving, so if you've done a lot of highway driving, you should easily be able to get twice the mileage you have on it now. But, even if you don't, if you go easy on the acceleration and keep the fluids up, you'll have several more years left. And, watch the guages. If the engine gets hot or the oil level gauge drops to zero (or the light comes on), stop immediately!! Continuing to drive without oil pressure will guarantee you'll need a new engine, as the existing one will sieze up. Of course, this is highly unlikely as the oil pump is a simple device...it will probably never happen, but always check the guages. By the same token, if the coolant level gets too low, the engine can overheat and usually and that leads to a blown head gasket (it goes between the block and head of the engine). It's repairable, but a big pain in the... well, you know.

I hope this answers your questions. Please remember to rate my answer. Happy motoring!

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There is a lot wrong with "low oil" and low oil is not normal in a low mileage healthy engine.

The dealer is fobbing you off in the hope you will go away.

If the oil is being changed at least every 5000 miles or so there should be minimum oil depletion between changes with only very minor top up needed. Some oil consumption is normal but it should be minimal.

If the oil level is dropping to a very low level in about 4000 - 5000 miles of normal motoring you have a significant problem. The oil is either leaking out or the engine is burning excessive oil or a combination. If there is no leak through faulty seals or by other means such as oil escaping into the cooling passages of the engine, then there is excessive burning.

These engines are known for excessive oil consumption because the problem is a common one in the 06, 05, 04 and previous year builds back to about 98/99. The dealers know all about this problem - as does BMW - and they will try to fob you off until the car is out of warranty because the fix is expensive.

From what you say the problem has not been fixed on your car. Document the oil loss and insist on your warranty rights because your engine is using excessive oil and this is NOT normal in a properly functioning motor with as few miles as yours has. Make it clear to the dealer that you are well aware that excessive oil consumption is a common problem in many of the 325 petrol engines and you want it fixed under warranty.

Then sell the car as these vehicles will cost you quite a bit in repairs once out of warranty and once you clock up around 60000 miles or more. If you have an auto you can expect major problems at about 65000 miles (later if you are lucky) and replacement of the transmission will be necessary. Once you notice any significant problem with the auto transmission it is on it's way out.

Cheers
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