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KillerBee's been runnin on 2.5.... wtf?

odd... mine is at like 3500 miles since last oil change and it hasn't consumed much of anything if any at all? 0_o

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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odd... mine is at like 3500 miles since last oil change and it hasn't consumed much of anything if any at all? 0_o
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:46 PM   #62 (permalink)
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the VQ has been notorious for burning oil since at least the DE
makes one wonder how the VQ keeps winning award after award each year.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #63 (permalink)
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makes one wonder how the VQ keeps winning award after award each year.
Because it's single handedly keeping us occupying the middle east and giving beuracrats something to do!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Im currently at 17k and have not had any oil issue's in fact for the past 3 Reline oil changes? I have yet to see the need to top off.

I do my oil changes at 5K intervals.

Mine is a Jan build of 09
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:21 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Im currently at 17k and have not had any oil issue's in fact for the past 3 Reline oil changes? I have yet to see the need to top off.

I do my oil changes at 5K intervals.

Mine is a Jan build of 09
This seems like owners didn't properly break in their vehicles.
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This seems like owners didn't properly break in their vehicles.
I intentionally left off the countless Canyon Runs thru Mulholland hwy, Malibu, Ojai, GMR, And Angeles Crest hwy

Redlining constantly is nothing new for mine so my low milage is really deceiving as you know now
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This seems like owners didn't properly break in their vehicles.
I beg to differ. I bought my '09 brand-new, and broke it in very carefully. It has burned about 1-qt every 2000 mi since it was new. Just had the short block replaced under warranty at about 34,000 miles (known TSB). Some of these cars are lucky, mine was not.

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makes one wonder how the VQ keeps winning award after award each year.
They don't factor oil consumption into rankings....
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They don't factor oil consumption into rankings....
But they do factor in efficiency...
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Whether oil choice is a contributor to consumption is pretty on-topic IMHO :P I don't think it is, given a reasonably good quality synthetic oil, but it's certainly a valid thing to ask about.

switching to a thicker oil because your car has bad rings really isn't a solution, it will just make different problems.

do the consumption test by the book, then go get a new short block under warranty..


what i've heard... these motors had bad rings... 350 did, then they fixed it... 370 did, then they THINK they fixed it. any factory that has a TSB about engines eating oil and replaces blocks without argument, is pretty much admitting there is a problem.
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16k on mine and no abnormal use of oil. I do put a tad in between oil changes but nothing crazy. Even if your motor has a problem using oil it should never get 2-3qt low, dont you guys check it often?
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16k on mine and no abnormal use of oil. I do put a tad in between oil changes but nothing crazy. Even if your motor has a problem using oil it should never get 2-3qt low, dont you guys check it often?
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My consumption's still fine at ~26K miles now on my 2009, but I'm not part of the TSB VIN range either. Re: break-in, that's one of those famous internet argument things where you'll get 500 different answers, but IMHO you don't want to just baby the engine for the first several hundred miles or you'll *cause* oil consumption problems. You'll wear down the scoring on the cylinder walls before it's done its job on the piston rings. Prepare yourself for thousands of conflicting opinions if you google that issue further though. TBH, I wouldn't be surprised if all modern engines are fully broken in at the factory anyways, and the note about break-in is just to get people to take it easy on a new car to get time to learn how it handles, and avoid more-serious incidents if there was a major factory defect.
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My car same as the vin number described. N build 10/2009 but this will be my first oil change by myself. Will keep my eyes on it. Beside dealer didn't say anything when I got my oil change there like 5 times already. I car currently 18k miles.
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Beside dealer didn't say anything when I got my oil change there like 5 times already. I car currently 18k miles.
Most dealers have their most inexperienced techs working on oil changes. They most likely do not pay attention to the oil drained, much less care about how much oil is coming out of the pan.

The best thing you can do is just keep an eye on it- try to check the oil level every couple thousand miles at least. Remember to let the car sit for at least 15 minutes for the most accurate reading.
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