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Has the oil consumption issue been isolated to the 2.4L or does it also include the 3.0L? I do my own oil changes and have noticed that our 2011 3.0L has been using oil. I currently don't know exactly how much, but I'm keeping a closer eye on it.
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Has the oil consumption issue been isolated to the 2.4L or does it also include the 3.0L? I do my own oil changes and have noticed that our 2011 3.0L has been using oil. I currently don't know exactly how much, but I'm keeping a closer eye on it.
It has, pretty much, been isolated to the 2.4L There may be rare instances of it with the 3.0L, but very rare. But, still a good idea to monitor it. However, if it is an issue, it will be at your expense, I am almost positive the GM has not extended the warranty to the V6 engines. So, if I were you, and it is burning oil, I would probably just add oil when needed, and if it go too much, then I would consider unloading it. Oil consumption can lead to screwing up a cat convertor, and that can be spendy if your State has emission inspections.

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my 2010 3.6 uses oil.....
depends on the type of driving I do. highway vs stop and go.

But over the last 128,000 miles of my Traverse- its been up to 1.5 qts per 5000 mile oil change intervals.

My current 5000 mile oil change interval-- I've added 1.9 qts to keep the oil at my FULL level- 1st time Ive gone past 1.5.
Actually changing oil today- as I hit 5000 miles yesterday.

My true full oil level-- is the oil level shown on the vehicle after I change my oil and filter.
I also measure the oil that comes out.

I keep 2- 1 qt bottles that I use exclusively for adding oil during the oil change interval.... this way I can tell how much im using.

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Has the oil consumption issue been isolated to the 2.4L or does it also include the 3.0L? I do my own oil changes and have noticed that our 2011 3.0L has been using oil. I currently don't know exactly how much, but I'm keeping a closer eye on it.
I've got the 3.0L and haven't noticed any oil loss - although I'm sure at almost 112k miles now, s-o-m-e amount of oil is being consumed.

I just do what I've always done for 30 years now: give it the eye test every time I change the oil. The Nox takes 6 quarts, so it almost completely fills up my black oil pan to the rim. If it starts getting too easy for me to drag the pan out from underneath without spilling any oil, I'll know it's time to start paying closer attention.

But so far - even at 5,000 mile change intervals, I don't think it's a problem.

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If it starts getting too easy for me to drag the pan out from underneath without spilling any oil,
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made me chuckle--- thats what Im careful about when changing oil--- need to slide out the pan very carefully-- so it wont spill...
(I do place cardboard AND plastic paint sheet to keep oil off cement.

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Thanks for your help.
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made me chuckle--- thats what Im careful about when changing oil--- need to slide out the pan very carefully-- so it wont spill...
(I do place cardboard AND plastic paint sheet to keep oil off cement.

No matter how hard I try......I will always spill something when working on my vehicles.
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Unfortunately the car will not be fixed, after arguing the the problem was related to the oil consumption issue and them finally agreeing , gm told me that because the oil changes didn't get done at a certified gm dealership they would not honor the special warranty, even though I had all of my oil change receipts . So I traded it for a ford!
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Unfortunately the car will not be fixed, after arguing the the problem was related to the oil consumption issue and them finally agreeing , gm told me that because the oil changes didn't get done at a certified gm dealership they would not honor the special warranty, even though I had all of my oil change receipts . So I traded it for a ford!
Huh! Is this a first?? I thought the general consensus here was that as long as you could show documentation of your oil changes, you'd be OK.

Were these oil changes done at a reputable establishment, and do they show vehicle ID, dates, and odometer readings??
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Huh! Is this a first?? I thought the general consensus here was that as long as you could show documentation of your oil changes, you'd be OK.

Were these oil changes done at a reputable establishment, and do they show vehicle ID, dates, and odometer readings??

Huh. . .?

New poster, no history of previous data, people often *filter* specifics to present a good case. . .. etc.

Perhaps documented oil changes were a bit too ambiguous.

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The exact mileage I'm not sure about, but we change it when it(?) tells us to. At this point between oil changes I'm putting 2 to 3 quarts in the car.

"- Within the first few oil changes my wife noticed that a constant clattering noise was coming from the engine. . -"
Also, if I owned the vehicle and it was making "clattering noises", I would have come here then and searched out other resources to see what the noises were from. . . . regardless of what a dealer told me.

My 2 cents - - -Another case of. . waiting to *see* what happens until it gets worse and then too late.

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