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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Question: My truck is using 4 quarts of oil in between oil change what can be wrong?

 

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ethan559, 5.3L V8, Mission, TX, November 25, 2012, 14:43
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No oil stains anywhere and no smoke when i turn it on so, what can be wrong?

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    November 25, 2012, 16:16
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    Possibly burning oil? Is there blue smoke in your exhaust?

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    ethan559, November 25, 2012, 17:01
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    No. No smoke and it doesn't leave any puddles on the floor... I already took it to a couple of mechanics and they only did a visual but told me the same.... that it wasn't leaking nor anything... thanks.

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    globalhelper November 25, 2012, 17:47
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    on higher mileage veh gm says 1/2 qt per 1k miles is ok,how often do you do oil changes. i would rec at least every 3k miles

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    ethan559, November 25, 2012, 18:00
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    I've taken it to the shop to get the oil change... but two months ago I did the oil change and Two weeks later I noticed a knocking sound so I checked the oil level and it was really low. So I added a quart and till this day its been 4 or 5 quarts that i have put in it. But to answer u ? Yes ido the oil chang 3k

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    globalhelper, November 26, 2012, 06:18
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    i rec you have some testing done by your mech to determine problem,this is excessive.

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    ethan559, November 26, 2012, 13:14
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    I will do that. Thanx

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