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

 

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Mailman1, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Columbus, IN, August 05, 2012, 11:12
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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?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13738 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 05, 2012, 15:13
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    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

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