Excessive Engine Oil Consumption on Cadillac Eldorado

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Vehicles equipped with the 4.6L engine may develop excessive oil consumption. Please be advised that under optimum driving conditions, using one quart of oil every 2000 miles is acceptable. This Cadillac standard applies to vehicles with less that 50,000 miles. Our technicians tell us that if you experience excessive oil consumption it may be caused by built up on the piston rings which restricts movement, preventing them from wiping all the oil from the cylinder walls. Oil left behind is then burned during the combustion process. There is a special ring cleaning procedure which can help this situation. The GM service bulletin number is #02-06-01-009C.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 54,728 (10,030–98,000)
7 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002
16 people reported this problem
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I have the oil changed every time its due but my problem is the oil get low in a matter of maybe four weeks of drive sixty miles a day to and from work six days a week oil lite will say low in oil and when i check its like three quarts low no leaking on ground or motor no burning out the tail pipe what could be the issue thanks in advance.
it burns 1 quart every 1000 miles.small leak from oil pan.
Check engine level light came on after having the car for only 1,000 miles. I am checking today but I will bet it is down a Quart. I have a lifetime warenty on the engine. so I am not concerned, they will repair it. But I have so sign of oil leaking or smoke from the exhaust..
Excessive oil consumtion
using oil between oil changes. don't see smoke out the back.
Started using oil between oil changes. I change the oil every 3000 miles. Used almost 2 quarts.