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1995 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: Oil burning

 

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eia, Carey, ID, September 21, 2010, 13:41
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My car burns a LOT of oil. Is this normal or is there something that I can do about this?

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    September 21, 2010, 14:09
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    When you say a lot, can you be a bit more specific i.e. how often do you have to add oil? Is it every 1000 miles, 500 miles or 100 miles?
    If it is every say 800-1000, then that is with in reason. 100-500 is cause for concern.
    Do you have any oil leaking on the ground?
    If there is no oil on the ground, then it could be a defective PCV system or a wearing engine, check the PCV system first.

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    eia, September 21, 2010, 19:01
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    It burns a pint every 300 miles. I believe it has a slight leak because I can see oil up under the engine, but it never leaves anything on the ground. is this something that can be repaired by a mechanic?

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