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Old 06-05-2009, 10:49 PM   #21
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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.

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The only issue I still have is the oil consumption. As you, no blow by, no leaks, etc.. I use about 1/2 quart each oil change.. 3K miles.. I use 5W/30 Castrol Syntec.. It'* not the full synthetic, is the mix blend oil. I have never been able to figure out where it goes, so I just have not worried about it. I don't have any issue with gas mileage.. Just went out east and got an average 30 MPG.
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