I checked the oil plug and the filter for leaks - none. I change my own oil. During break in about 1/2 quart burned. Burning this amount of oil concerns me; and I know it is not normal.
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Question: 2010 Altima-18k miles use syn oil - added 36oz of oil - Why?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 25, 2011, 18:33Master
Some cars tell you not to break them in on synthetic oil as the oil rings won't break in properly. If it is still under warentee use the oil and filter recommended by the manufacturer and make a written complaint about the oil consumption and document each oil change using a Nissan oil filter. If oil consumption does not improve complain loudly but a car manufacturer I have worked for would not authorize repairs unless oil consumption reached 1 quart per thousand miles which I would say is totally unacceptable.
Replymikebeardirienzo, December 26, 2011, 09:32Rookie
The first 3k were with reg. oil. would this be enough time for the rings to break in?