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1998 Volkswagen Passat Question: why is my car using too much oil?

 

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Jetta Blue, Bronx, NY, November 30, 2009, 04:05
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Why is my car using too much oil?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 30, 2009, 13:16
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    You'll need to have it diagnosed to know for sure, but there are a few things that cause an engine to use oil. They normally involve oil leaking externally or an internal oil leak into the compression chamber. Here are some possibilities:
    1. External Oil Leakage
    2. Worn piston rings
    3. Worn Valve Guides
    4. Malfunctioning PCV System

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