the engine is burning oil quickly on 2004 Infiniti I35

5 quarts were added today - last fill was a month ago 90,000 miles

by in Wayne, PA on December 31, 2010
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ANSWER by on December 31, 2010
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:
COMMENT by on December 31, 2010
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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