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Old 09-24-2009, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by JR Florida View Post
I recently had to add 2 quarts of oil because the low oil warning came on. It actually read "Oil level at minimum level" and it alerted me each time the car was shut off. I took it into the dealer and they topped it off.

Here are the questions:

Why does the car need oil?

Is this normal?

Does the need for more oil indicate a leak somewhere? I am not noticing anything on my garage floor.

If there is no leak, why would it be burning oil?

Thanks.
How long are you going between oil changes? All cars burn a small amount of oil, as some is left on the cylinder walls when the pistons slide up and down. Some cars more than others. If your going say 8 thousand miles between oil changes, its normal to burn a couple quarts. Again, some motors will burn more and some less because there are many variables including your driving style, the weather conditions in your area, and the type of oil you use.
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