Check oil frequently since engine burns oil faster than most on Nissan 350Z

This engine may burn engine oil faster than similar models. Frequent oil checks are important.

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Average mileage: 85,925 (40,000–125,400)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
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2004 Nissan 350Z 50,000 mi,
When I switched to full synthetic oil my car just burned right thru it!!
2003 Nissan 350Z 90,000 mi,
Car was burning about a quart every month. No smoke or leaking at all. I changed to synthetic and it is burning more frequently now. Why???
2003 Nissan 350Z 40,000 mi,
my 2003 350z burns about a quart of oil every 1000 miles, sometimes less. No drips (I have a garage) and no noticeable smoke out of the exhaust, It doesn't seem to hurt anything, I just have to make sure to keep it topped off.
2005 Nissan 350Z 122,000 mi,
Car doesn't smoke, no oil leaks but is using a quart of oil every week.
2003 Nissan 350Z 90,000 mi,
oil burns... No leaks and have to add over a qt ever a1000 miles or sooner
2003 Nissan 350Z 90,000 mi,
Car will burn 2 quarts every 2500 miles. Dealership said the problem is probably more expensive to fix than just adding oil when needed.