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Dealer told me that 1L of oil every 2000 kms (1250 miles) is normal oil consumption. I think this is a little much for a new car with 10000 kms. Anyone else burning oil. if so how many litre do you go through.
 

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tinnyfire said:
Dealer told me that 1L of oil every 2000 kms (1250 miles) is normal oil consumption. I think this is a little much for a new car with 10000 kms. Anyone else burning oil. if so how many litre do you go through.
If someone is burning oil and also has a leaking HPFP, then the increase of gas in the oil may mask the decrease in oil being burned - so
 

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Dealer told me that 1L of oil every 2000 kms (1250 miles) is normal oil consumption. I think this is a little much for a new car with 10000 kms. Anyone else burning oil. if so how many litre do you go through.
That's a bunch of bull!!!!!!
 

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Burning or leaking? You shouldn't be going through oil at all.
 

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Experiencing the infamous OIL BURN with my 2011 GMC Terrain as well... just added oil about 3 weeks ago, engine started sounding like "rattling" and upon checking the oil, it was EMPTY! My OIL LIFE indicator still shows 50% oil life but there was NO OIL in the engine!
 

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Tough luck. Would be better to be checking the oil level at every fuel fill up.
 

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2011BLKTerrain said:
Experiencing the infamous OIL BURN with my 2011 GMC Terrain as well... just added oil about 3 weeks ago, engine started sounding like "rattling" and upon checking the oil, it was EMPTY! My OIL LIFE indicator still shows 50% oil life but there was NO OIL in the engine!
If you were really empty, your engine would have seized. I'd guess you must have had a bit. However, running that low is not good for engine longevity. Agree about checking it more often.
 

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Tough luck. Would be better to be checking the oil level at every fuel fill up.
I understand the manual says this, but are we not in the 21st century? I've driven a bunch of cars in my lifetime and this is the first one that I've ever had to check the oil that often. It's ridiculous.

That's all.

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Well all of you ..welcome to the world of DI engines.. to mix.. read a manual for the Nox and Terrain.. yes the use oil. To 2011BLKTerrain.. again read the manual.. to prevent low oil levels. I most of us Crack open a package and just wing it. Yeah it may be items under $500. But folks seriously we are now coming to an age where many products are changing. And the investment of $20,000-$30,000.. a few minutes reading should be a good thing. We all sit on the porcelain god for a spell. I have read many a post about things on this forum. It still never ceases to amaze me of how people lack skills to have common sense. No offense to any but even a new car since it's all about production I would and DO check my fluids on a regular basis. Why not... protect the investment just made.
 

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towerdave said:
... but are we not in the 21st century?
Exactly. All parts mass produced and assembled as cheaply as possible. Or really fork over thousands more for a machinist to be exact for you.
 

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Well all of you ..welcome to the world of DI engines.. to mix.. read a manual for the Nox and Terrain.. yes the use oil. To 2011BLKTerrain.. again read the manual.. to prevent low oil levels. I most of us Crack open a package and just wing it. Yeah it may be items under $500. But folks seriously we are now coming to an age where many products are changing. And the investment of $20,000-$30,000.. a few minutes reading should be a good thing. We all sit on the porcelain god for a spell. I have read many a post about things on this forum. It still never ceases to amaze me of how people lack skills to have common sense. No offense to any but even a new car since it's all about production I would and DO check my fluids on a regular basis. Why not... protect the investment just made.
well said
 

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Ralphalph said:
Go buy an electric car. Those don't burn oil.
:hilarious: :thumbsup:
 

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Davek said:
Well all of you ..welcome to the world of DI engines.. to mix.. read a manual for the Nox and Terrain.. yes the use oil. To 2011BLKTerrain.. again read the manual.. to prevent low oil levels. I most of us Crack open a package and just wing it. Yeah it may be items under $500. But folks seriously we are now coming to an age where many products are changing. And the investment of $20,000-$30,000.. a few minutes reading should be a good thing. We all sit on the porcelain god for a spell. I have read many a post about things on this forum. It still never ceases to amaze me of how people lack skills to have common sense. No offense to any but even a new car since it's all about production I would and DO check my fluids on a regular basis. Why not... protect the investment just made.
Well, just about every engine uses oil (at one time or another). Question is: what's 'acceptable use'?? I put 6 Qts of Synthetic oil in my V6 Nox, and 5,000 miles later - ~ 5.5 Qts falls out. I would call that 'acceptable'.

Now if only 1, 2, or 3 Qts came out, I wouldn't call *that* acceptable.

And I don't care *what* the manuals say, you shouldn't have to repeatedly check your oil level in between recommended-interval oil changes on a vehicle under, say ... 5 years of age and 100,000 miles (regardless of whether it's a GDI or non-GDI engine). You might *want* to (if you're an overly- doting car owner), but you shouldn't *have* to. And if you *have* to, you have a bad engine.
 

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And I don't care *what* the manuals say, you shouldn't have to repeatedly check your oil level in between recommended-interval oil changes on a vehicle under, say ... 5 years of age and 100,000 miles (regardless of whether it's a GDI or non-GDI engine). You might *want* to (if you're an overly- doting car owner), but you shouldn't *have* to. And if you *have* to, you have a bad engine.
Checking the oil level at each fill up is being overly-doting? Seriously, how long does it take to check it? What are you doing otherwise? Standing around waiting as the gas is pumped in? Can't light a cigarette around there anymore, and you shouldn't be getting back in the car. C'mon, after you start the gas pump, go pop the hood, then check the oil level. You'll still be finished before the gas pumping ends. Takes no additional time and is probably the most important inspection of your vehicle.

What is an owner called when he/she does not check the oil level at all until the next oil change? Ignorant? Oblivious?
I suppose with this same logic, one should not have to lock the front door at night when he/she goes to sleep. If you *have* to, then you're in a bad neighborhood. (No, it's not a bad neighborhood if I lock my door. It's just using common sense. In the same way, check that oil level.)

I suppose it's better to be "overly-doting".

I agree, IMO, a good engine shouldn't lose more than a 1 quart of oil between oil changes. But that doesn't excuse the owner from responsibly checking on the engine oil level!
 

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Well well the grain rubber.. well colt hero if I decide to check my oil as much as I like and other fluids for that matter for piece of mind then I most certainly will do that. New car or not. I actually trusted my 94 Blazer more than my Terrain. At this point with issues they have had. So to each there own to wander about and scream and shout. You may just let stuff go and check it periodically that's your personal preference. Yes the manuals recommend at each fill up. I agree with that idea. I have worked on enough cars of neglect I commend a car manufacturer to advise to do so.
 

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I agree that we all should check the fluid levels periodically but I would be disappointed if my engine lost even 1 quart of oil between changes. Fortunately, the last 3 vehicles I have owned never used any oil ever. The dip stick would be right on full still at each oil change. The 10.5 year old Silverado I traded in for the Equinox never used any oil and so far our new Equinox has 3,500 miles on the factory oil fill and is still at the full mark. I generally put about 1,000 miles a month on my vehicles and check the oil level about once a month. If the vehicles show any signs of oil usage I would start to check more often than that but once a month works for me. If you don't change your own oil, I recommend checking the oil level immediately after an oil change is done to make sure the oil level is full and not low or high. Too much oil can be bad for your engine also.
 

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Just received another letter in the mail today from GM stating our 2.4 is known to burn more than 1qt every 2k miles. Letter stated it could be from piston ring wear and to take it to the dealer if you have the problem. Extended the warranty again to 10yr/120,000 for this issue.
 
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