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Just had oil changed...already 1 qt low. No leaks but tailpipe has build up?

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In that case the leak is internal, a gasket has failed prematurely. Take the car to the dealer that sold it to you, this fault is covered by the warranty.

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5w30 is comon, sounds like its got a few km`s on it , chech tailpipe for oil deposits, it may burn but you dont see it that easy

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you might need new valve guide seals. only a trained professional show attempt.


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Oil consumption, no smoke, no leaks


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