OP, I have the same issues - oil consumption and a slight hesitation/shutter at idle that happens every now and then.
Low Oil Light came on today. After 4000+ miles on Mobil1 5w30, over a quart of oil is gone. No signs of leaks, no signs of oil blow by and coolant looks normal.
Do 3800'* burn oil under normal conditions? If so, how much is considered normal?
BTW, I have an 03 SLE with 53,000 miles on it.
Last edited by Lance; 06-05-2009 at 09:51 PM.