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Old 08-16-2014, 01:27 AM
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Oil consumption: 2 quarts burned in 1,500KM (932MI)

Last time my oil was low, I paid the dealer to top it off with 2 quarts instead of the usual 1 which is recommended by the car. They also put me on the oil consumption test. Anyways, I got the low oil warning message today after roughly 1,500 kilometers or 932 miles. This is excessive, correct? Going to bring it in tomorrow and see what they say.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:55 AM
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Yes it is excessive. I was at 2qrts for every 1800-2000Km. They replaced the valve seals the timing chains, all gaskets and walnut blasted the head to remove carbon deposits. I am at 2300Km and the oil indicator is still at maximum. They had to top up the oil 6 times before they decided it was consuming excessive oil and needed repairs. Make them fix it.
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Old 08-16-2014, 07:11 AM
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Same here. They may end up saying it is normal but I'm pretty sure something is wrong when you burn oil like that. In my case, after a few months of topping up every 2-3 weeks, I got a drivetrain malfunction error. That's the time they decided to open it up and replace several parts. I think it's also easier for them to get work done under warranty when your car throws out an error and the check engine light is on. Good luck!


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Old 08-16-2014, 07:42 AM
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if you are under warranty and it shows low oil. would the dealer add oil in for you at no charge?
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:03 AM
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if you are under warranty and it shows low oil. would the dealer add oil in for you at no charge?

I'd say most dealers will do that including other fluids like coolant and windshield washer. My dealer would also give me an extra quart after an oil change.


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Why are you being charged? That should be normal maintenance to top off. That being said I have added 2 quarts in 13K miles.


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Old 09-01-2014, 06:46 PM
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I always get my oil topped off for free at the Dealer plus a free quart for the trunk with castrol 5w 30 full synthetic. Whether your car is excessive depends on your driving characteristics. I've gotten the low mileage indicator as little as 500miles and as much as 1000miles. Are you driving fast or slow fast is over 100 slow is 70 and below moderate being around 80 and 90. Also when driving are you in comfort mode, normal mode, sport or sport plus? I know this sounds far fetched but even your height above sea level matters as well as the weather. For example my car gets the most for its oil now while it's over 90 outside and I'm driving over 80mph in sport plus mode. I had my multi point inspection on my last oil change after 7000 miles and all checked out no issues


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