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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

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    So i got an oil change 3000 miles ago from valvoline and did a slug thing with them.

    I went back there a few days ago to get my oil changed again and they told me my car burned almost all 6q of oil out of my car in those 3000 miles.. He told me i need to get my car looked at soon because its burning oil fast.. What could be my problem? Not sure what could be causing this.. car is old though has about 130k miles on it..
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    Veteran Member Four Rings gointoscott's Avatar
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    I would think that if its burning it that fast you would see it in smoke out the tail pipe. Also I would think it would foul out your spark plugs. How are your turbo's? Are you still running with the original turbo's?

    Also maybe its leaking oil too. Our cars are known to leak oil pretty good.
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    Registered Member Two Rings
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    So when you came back in you had only 1 Qt of oil left in the car? This sounds scary!
    Like Gointoscott said, there should be MAJOR smoke coming out your exhaust or a huge puddle under your car.

    I wouldn't drive it until you solve your problem though
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    i have a very small leak and no smoke out of the exhaust.

    i want to get it looked at by like audi or someone because this issue is scary
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    im calling bs on the shop man if you were burning oil you'd see it first and our cars have a sensor when we are 2 quarts low a yellow min oil light comes on so i think he is lying to you im pretty sure you'd know if your burning oil
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperlight944 View Post
    im calling bs on the shop man if you were burning oil you'd see it first and our cars have a sensor when we are 2 quarts low a yellow min oil light comes on so i think he is lying to you im pretty sure you'd know if your burning oil
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    yeah i told him that would happen.. but she showed me the dipstick and it had like a tiny drop on it.. i have had this problem before were my dipstick doesn't show there is oil in the car but the warning light has not come on
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    and they recommend me to do a there slug service im like wtf.. just did that
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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigair View Post
    yeah i told him that would happen.. but she showed me the dipstick and it had like a tiny drop on it.. i have had this problem before were my dipstick doesn't show there is oil in the car but the warning light has not come on
    If you had oil on the dipstick, wouldn't that mean you only burned thru 1 quart? Or was it just a tiny drop on the very bottom?

    I'll bet if you're not seeing a lot of smoke and no puddles that you have a turbo about to go out.
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    Yea if there was oil on the dipstick then theres no way in hell it was 5+qts low...unless that tiny drop was from oil running on it from the dipstick tube. Your car would be knocking like hell as well as running extremely hot if it were that low, not to mention that your oil pump would probably be whining really bad from being starved of oil on hills and through fast turns etc. You wouldve had tons of problems already if it was really that low...and thats considering the engine hasnt grenaded itsself yet.

    The oil HAS to go somewhere. If it was burning it that fast you would be leaving massive clouds of smoke, and if it was leaking that bad you would be leaving huge puddles. Honestly, you would have to be completely retarded to not notice losing 5qts of oil in 3k miles, and since you managed to get on here and make this post i doubt youre that retarded lol I would have them change it again and then drive it around normally while checking for smoke/leaks once or twice daily. If it is losing oil that quickly you will see it and be able to figure out where its going. Dont trust those lube places, ive had some friends that work there who dont know their ass from a hole in the ground. Good luck man, and i hope it turns out to be something minor.
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    oh wow! start changing your own oil for starters and as said above, check it everyday
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    Re: my car is burning a lot of oil.. help

    A bad valve cover coupled with a bad cam tensioner seal would net you about a 1 quart loss every 3k miles. That's about the only way I can think of you losing oil without noticing it. But, not 5 quarts, lol.
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