My car is using more oil than I expected it would for a modern engine

November 15th, 2011 by Alex Feigenbaum Categories: Business No Responses

Modern engines have specific lubrication needs and engine oil is not just oil, the requirements of a modern engine are totally different from an engine 20 years ago, they are designed in some cases to “use” oil and adding a litre of oil every 600-1000 miles can be considered normal on some cars. Oils too are very specific and can be quite expensive, you have to make sure that the right oil is used otherwise you can cause a problem due to incorrect lubrication and many oils are low SAPS, which means their sulphated ash content is lower for emmission purposes and if not used can cause blockages in oil ways due to it not mixing with other lubricants. In short oil consumption can be considered normal, if there is no sign of exhaust smoke and no leaks,and make sure you use the correct oil to top up with.

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