My Crysler 2006, Town & Country van has just 34,000 miles but it has started using about 3/4 of a quart of oil every 7 days. There is no leak, dense smoke or unusual engine noise etc. The car is driven in-town daily. The PCV Valve and Hose was relpaced inculding intake manifold gasket, EGR valve.
Using oil but no leaks or heavy smoke etc. on 2006 Chrysler Town & Country
by Pat Nichols in Edmond, OK on July 14, 2010
ANSWER by Johnny Mopar , July 19, 2010
Three quarters of a quart in 7 days with no leak? Sounds like you drive on the average about 22 miles a day. Are you sure there is no external leaks? An engine in the poorest condition may use a quart every couple of hundred miles, that is with external and internal leaks and both would be quite obvious, heavy blue smoke from exhaust and oil dripping everywhere. The wrong PCV valve can cause high oil consumption, but this should be visable in the exhaust in the form of blueish smoke as would bad valve guide seals, worn piston rings etc. Suggestion is to have your local repair shop or dealer perform a cylinder leakdown test. Highly unusual for an engine with such low mileage. BY THE WAY, you did mention there is no DENSE smoke. Does this mean that there is smoke? Light to moderate smoke is an indication of the engine burning oil. Good luck on this one.
ANSWER by Visitor , September 27, 2010
well the piston rings full up with carbon and will not move any more chrysler know about this problem the only way to fix it is to replace the piston rings so they tell you its normal there are no leaks or smoke because of the egr system it sends the exhaust gases back into the engine to be reburned so the smoke is gone with the 2 trip it a big job the dealer ship wants to stay away from it warr cost it very high.call chrysler and get a case number tell them you want a oil cumpation test done to your van well i hope this helps you i worked at a chrysler dealership for 8 year as a service manager
ANSWER by icprdawn , December 02, 2010
wow I cannot believe what I am reading, this past July our 06 town and country went in bc the passenger floorboard was getting wet, no other symptomsand they called us 12 hours later and said we had a blown motor(we had 48000 miles on it), d/t loss of oil, our oil change was only 100 miles over due. we got new motor and it wasnt working so finally after a third new motor we got our van back and it never has run right since and just last week it started making noise again we took it in they couldnt find anything and now the exhaust is leaking into the car!! I will never own another chrysler this van is junk!! Just so you know when the motor was blown we had no smoke no noise and no lights came on we were floored! we called chrysler and opened a case on the van but nothing has ever been done and they told us this has not been a problem that they knew of??
ANSWER by Visitor , January 11, 2011
I found out today that my 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van with just over 50,000 miles has worn piston rings! Not even the extended warranty will cover it. This van has been a terrible piece of junk.