Burning Oil

305

Asked by Jun 02, 2010 at 07:26 PM about the 2002 Nissan Maxima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys. Just bought a 2002  5.5 Gen Maxima 6 speed with 108,000 miles back in January and I was wondering how many people are having problems with burning oil? I have only been through one oil change since I got the car and I havent noticed the engine burning oil but I can ocasionally smell it ( just a hint)  from the exhaust. Doing research etc. before buying the car this issue seemed like a serious one but apparently it only occurs in about 10% to 15% of the engines. Is this a problem in all VQ35's or just in the Maxima? All comments and insight appreciated!

5 Answers

3,175

Owned a 2000 VQ35 Maxima and sold it with 148k with no oil leaks, no burning oil and no other problems, aside from a blown stabilizer link which is nothing. I bought the car with 60k on it.

most likley ,bad valve seals.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,175

Why valve seals? Why not piston rings? or a bad PCV system?

you asked for a opinion .i gave you the best one with the milage,if it were a piston ring you would be blowing smoke out the rear all the time what we call a oil burner,for a bad pcv,you would build up pressure in the engine and blowing seals,like the rear main and others,it would be leaking oil all the time.papa 101.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,175

Your stupidity is moderately amusing at best....101...

Your Answer

Maxima

Looking for a Used Maxima in your area?

CarGurus has 23,218 nationwide Maxima listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Nissan Maxima Experts

  • #1
    rtriel
    Reputation
    580
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    570
  • #3
    Princess Ylda Cadely
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,030 Great Deals out of 75,527 listings starting at $1,627
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 61,915 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,046 Great Deals out of 72,499 listings starting at $295
Used Chevrolet Impala
516 Great Deals out of 33,924 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Civic
819 Great Deals out of 73,281 listings starting at $1,400
Used Acura TL
143 Great Deals out of 4,707 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
414 Great Deals out of 30,788 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Mustang
724 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,120 Great Deals out of 71,719 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,161 Great Deals out of 33,172 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Optima
459 Great Deals out of 29,383 listings starting at $2,450
Used BMW 5 Series
444 Great Deals out of 16,369 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Maxima For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 13,913 listings starting at $18,995
2016 Nissan Maxima For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 1,491 listings starting at $15,999
2014 Nissan Maxima For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 2,517 listings starting at $9,395
2013 Nissan Maxima For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 755 listings starting at $7,995
2012 Nissan Maxima For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 662 listings starting at $6,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.