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Missing oil I am not kidding - just had my 2002 Pathfinder in for service due to a failed inspection and service engine light ended up putting what was called valve assy-cont and valve assy-vacu on the vehicle milage was at 90,774 miles - and I should have had an oil change at that time but didn't even think about it - 1 week later the service light comes back on. Now just 3 months ago I took it in for service oil change, exhaust kit.. @86,317 miles. I have made an appt. to do oil change tommorrow 6/7/08 -- but in the meantime it dawns on me to check my oil and whoa there is no oil. So.... here is my question: How does a vehicle run out of oil in 3 months and 4,457 miles of use????????? By the way there is no leak

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  • diane978 Jul 07, 2008

    1st thank you for getting back to me - here's the thing, I had plenty of oil 3 months ago last week when I gave the dealer my vehicle they did a Valve Assy-Cont and a Valve Assy-Vacu.

    Now did they drain the oil to perform this repair or not and simply forgot to put it back in!!!???

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Very common problem you are burning oil. the piston rings, that nissan used are the problem. We see quite a few of the 3.5 liter engines loosing oil due to piston ring problem. nissan sais that 1qt. per 3500 miles is exceptable, but who want a vehicle that burns oil?? not me. good luck with that.

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Bad oil pumps could do that do you drive and let the rpm,s go high? it can be a few things that can contibute to that

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