Lack of oil changes can cause the piston rings to become clogged with debris resulting in excess oil consumption. Severe engine damage may result if the oil level gets to low. Engine dis-assembly may be required to clean or replace the piston rings. Our technicians recommend proper maintenance to try and avoid this expensive repair.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Isuzu Trooper Excessive Engine Oil Consumption
Isuzu Trooper Problem
Engine Affected: 3.5L V6
Average Mileage: 133,204 mi (112,023 mi - 160,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Isuzu Trooper, 3.5L V6, 160,000 mi
Oil ran dry 2000 miles past most recent oil change. No smoke or leaks, ran perfectly otherwise. Engine main bearing now rolled.
VEHICLE USES ABOUT 1 QT OF OIL EVERY 700-1000 MILES. DOES NOT HAVE ANY LEAKS, DOES NOT SMOKE AND HAS HAD ROUTINE OIL CHANGES EVERY 5000 MILES.
using more than a quart each 1k miles. Taking to dealer for oil consumption test. Isuzu service bulletin IB00-01-5002
Visitor, 2000 Isuzu Trooper, 3.5L V6, 134,000 mi
Has used 1 quart of oil every 3000 miles since new. Now with 134000 miles it has been using a quart of oil every 1000 miles.