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    Excessive oil consumption at 46,000 km?

    I hope you can help me figure out why my MANUAL 2015 MICRA S is using too much engine oil. Approximately mileage is at 46,000KM. I just recently checked (yesterday) the oil dipstick and reading on my oil gauge dipstick is add one liter of engine oil. On my last oil change at 38,000KM (correction) at the dealership (High Park Nissan) I complained to the service representative that "I added one liter of engine oil two weeks ago. I don't like it." I'm having an oil change today December 21, 2017 and I will definitely show the service representative the dipstick reading before they change the engine oil. I did not add one liter of oil (I should have) this time because I want to show them. I will definitely ask for an engine checkup this time. I hope that the cylinder head is not crack or leaking oil.


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    Hi honda2nissan -

    First: I also got your message about having to log in each time you want to post. When you see the log in form, there is a checkbox that says "keep me logged in". Make sure it's checked before you submit the form.

    Next: I think you've done the right thing by bringing the oil consumption to the attention of the service manager. (I would MAKE SURE your concern is noted on your work order so that you have proof the issue was raised at the dealership in the event this becomes a warranty dispute later on.)

    My sister faced an oil consumption issue with her Toyota Camry, and the dealership asked her to bring the car back after a certain number of kilometers after they'd done an oil change. In her case they ultimately said the amount of oil used in that distance was "normal", so she got no help. Twice she's nearly run the engine out of oil since then because it uses so much.

    Hopefully your case isn't as severe. Please keep us posted.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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    Try to check your oil level first, try it slowly (Shift at low RPM) for 2 weeks, and check oil level again.

    After that, try to rev it high, and do the same thing, see where did the oil go....

    I have a funny feeling is the piston ring leak, causing burning engine oil....

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    If you head a crack at the block, you should see tons of bubble coming out at the rad, color of engine oil, coolant, all looks funny, and the car lacks of power...... And usually those, dealer should be able to pick it up right away

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    Is 1 litre of oil in 8,000 km considered excessive? Many Subaru owners report using 1litre every 800 km.


    Last edited by tomcj2; 12-22-2017 at 08:19 AM.

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