Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Excessive oil consumption at 46,000 km?

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    4
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    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.
    Last edited by MetroMPG; 12-21-2017 at 09:42 AM. Reason: (moved post to dedicated thread)

  2. #2
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Posts
    4,650
    Thanks
    1,593
    Thanked 597 Times in 461 Posts
    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.

        __________________________________________

        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) ...


  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    51
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    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

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    51
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    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....

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Northern Ontario
    Posts
    74
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
    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 07:19 AM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Ajijic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Ajijic, MX
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 75 Times in 50 Posts
    My 2016 March (Mircra) is consuming 1 litre per about 8,000 km; currently at 62,000 km. Using synthetic 5W30.
    Name:  SYNTHETIQUE COMPETITION.jpg
Views: 52
Size:  6.6 KB
    Last edited by Ajijic; 09-02-2021 at 06:15 PM.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2016 Micra Active manual: 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.9 mpg (Imp) ... 16.6 km/L ... 39.0 mpg (US) ...


  7. #7
    Senior Member MrMicra2015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    683
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked 119 Times in 94 Posts
    the 2015 honda fit uses ZERO oil between changes....actually i think it fills the balance up with gas <sad face> but yea...1 liter in 8000 kms is excessive ...<extra sad face>
    2015 Micra S (manual)
    no A/C /no power options
    Feb 2015 build
    9,999 purchase price + tax..no additional 1600$ because it was a 2015 purchased in 2016
    so receipt says $8,399....+1600 .... so they look good i guess...for a brand new car!

    Covid 19...she up on blocks!!!
    OFF BLOCKS after 18 months...seems to run fine...started every month. Now approx 43K

  8. #8
    Senior Member Ajijic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Ajijic, MX
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 75 Times in 50 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MrMicra2015 View Post
    the 2015 honda fit uses ZERO oil between changes....actually i think it fills the balance up with gas <sad face> but yea...1 liter in 8000 kms is excessive ...<extra sad face>
    My old 1995 Honda CX never burned any oil and it finally got sold after 20 years. The only reason for the sale was that Mexico changed the ruling on foreign vehicles.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2016 Micra Active manual: 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.9 mpg (Imp) ... 16.6 km/L ... 39.0 mpg (US) ...


  9. #9
    Senior Member Ajijic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Ajijic, MX
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 75 Times in 50 Posts
    Car Burning Oil: How Much Consumption Is 'Normal'?

    For example, BMW tells owners it’s normal for some of its engines to burn a quart of oil in fewer than a thousand miles. In a tip sheet to fleet-vehicle operators, GM says normal consumption “can be in the range of one quart within 2,000 miles on a properly driven and maintained vehicle.”
    Last edited by Ajijic; 09-03-2021 at 03:04 PM.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2016 Micra Active manual: 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.9 mpg (Imp) ... 16.6 km/L ... 39.0 mpg (US) ...


  10. #10
    Senior Member Chef Groleau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Abbotsford
    Posts
    201
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 89 Times in 52 Posts
    My 2017 was using 1 litre every 8000 from day one
    That progressed up to 4 litres before Nissan got tired of seeing me at the dealership every week to get my oil topped up or realized that 4 litres every 8000litres might be excessive oil usuage.
    The manager originally told me nossan did not consider that excessive oil usage, when i asked what nissan would consider excessive consumption. He replied he had no idea.

    New motor has been using zero oil since it was installed 20k ago

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •