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2004 Infiniti I35 Question: the engine is burning oil quickly

 

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bassman592, Wayne, PA, December 31, 2010, 11:27
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5 quarts were added today - last fill was a month ago

90,000 miles

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    Superbob December 31, 2010, 12:04
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    You have a huge oil consumption problem and you will lose your engine if you don't get it fixed or keep checking and filling every day. Get it checked out by a Nissan or Infiniti specialist ASAP.
    Here's a directory link for you:
    http://repairpal.com/directory?address=19087&car_bran...

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    Visitor, December 31, 2010, 13:06

    I called an Infiniti dealer. He recommended I run the care for 1,000 miles, then bring it in. I just had the oil changed at the Nissan dealership who had been doing the oil changes, so it is full (and I just checked it, to make sure).

    It was the Nissan dealer who told my wife that she needs a new engine ($9500, installed). On top of that, the "check engine" light is on. There's something screwy here. There has been absolutely NO evidence that the car is burning oil besides the Nissan dealer's say-so. There is no smoke, there are no oil drippngs on the driveway (and we just got the driveway re-surfaced this summer, so ANY oil would show up immediately, there is no smell of burning oil. So where does 5 quarts go? Personally, I think the dealer is either incompetent or a crook. I'm going to take the Infiniti dealer's advice, drive it for 1,000 miles, check the oil level every couple of days, and see what it looks like then.

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