2003 Mazda Protege Q&A

2003 Mazda Protege Question: Why am I using oil? 168000 miles oil changed reg. not smoking,new Pcv

Had car since new. Plugs are white with no oil residue. No leaks. New pcv valve. Using 1 qt in less than 1000 miles. Not smoking. What could the problem be? -
Answer 1
well its not uncommon for cars with this mileage to use approx 1/2 to 1 qt per 1000 miles. you could do a leak down test to ck rings in cyl's -