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Excessive oil consumption in dodge charger with 5.7 hemi
2006 Dodge Charger

Excessive oil consumption in dodge charger with 5.7 hemi

(2006 Dodge Charger)
Experiencing a strong oil / antifreeze smell on occasion. Using excessive amounts of engine oil but cannot determine a source for a leak. Using Mobil 1 synthetic and platinum level filters from major parts store chains. I change the oil and do the majority of the maintenance at home. I do not have a lift.
Engine is not burning oil (no blue smoke). There are no puddles of oil on the garage floor. Engine has excellent response and fuel economy hasn't dropped. I have changed the power steering pump, water pump, belt, radiator, radiator hoses and a power steering hose within the last year. These "smells" should have cooked off by now. Running a K&N cold air intake on an otherwise stock 5.7 Liter Hemi V-8 in the Charger R/T Daytona trim package. The car does not have the police options.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? more present when warm
How long have you had this problem? couple of months
Tags: dodge, charger
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on March 10, 2019
What is "excessive amounts of engine oil" in your experience? How many quarts of oil do you add in a 1,000 mile period of time? Between oil changes?

If you smell coolant or oil, you likely have an external leak that is burning on something hot. Since you do not have a lift, it may be quite helpful to take your vehicle to a shop where it can be lifted into the air and inspected more thoroughly for signs of residual leakage that you may never see hitting the ground where you park it, but could leak under operational pressure also. You've done all you can do without this kind of assistance, and it's sounding like you'll need to have the vehicle lifted to know exactly what is happening externally.

Also advise how much oil you are "burning" because it may lead to some kind of concern about internal engine testing. But since you do not see any kind of "blue smoke" this sounds more like an external leak more than an internal consumption issue. But start by evaluating.
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on March 10, 2019
What is "excessive amounts of engine oil" in your experience? How many quarts of oil do you add in a 1,000 mile period of time? Between oil changes?

If you smell coolant or oil, you likely have an external leak that is burning on something hot. Since you do not have a lift, it may be quite helpful to take your vehicle to a shop where it can be lifted into the air and inspected more thoroughly for signs of residual leakage that you may never see hitting the ground where you park it, but could leak under operational pressure also. You've done all you can do without this kind of assistance, and it's sounding like you'll need to have the vehicle lifted to know exactly what is happening externally.

Also advise how much oil you are "burning" because it may lead to some kind of concern about internal engine testing. But since you do not see any kind of "blue smoke" this sounds more like an external leak more than an internal consumption issue. But start by evaluating.
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