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Excessive Engine Oil Consumption on Cadillac Seville

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: 98,000 (98,000–98,000)
8 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem