Oil Consumption - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2009, 10:49 PM   #21
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lance is on a distinguished road
Question Same issues

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 10:51 PM.
Lance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 11:19 PM   #22
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 103
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jamala00 is on a distinguished road

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.
jamala00 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How is the oil consumption in the newer Northstars? Boreas Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 16 08-09-2013 08:17 PM
What is normal oil consumption for L36? tumbleweed 1992-1999 20 01-01-2006 11:33 AM
How much oil consumption is too much? robb 2000-2005 15 07-30-2005 03:59 AM
Warning: consumption of alcohol may lead to more consumption BadTA00 Lounge 1 12-19-2003 10:02 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.