should a mazda '89 "use" oil between changes? I had it changed about 2 mths ago and is down a bit

Asked by Jan 21, 2009 at 12:48 PM about the Mazda MAZDA6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 89 is down just a tad after two months ago oil change.  Is this just normal wear
or is it a sign of bad valves or other probs.
thanks
jimbarry45@yahoo.com

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855

lol, my buddy had a B2200 that would use a litre of oil a trip... one way! an engine that old is probably burning it or leaking it from somewhere...

1,175

its normal, every engine burns a little oil, and yours is an older car, and it likely has some wear in the rings, or valve seals, letting a little oil escape into the combustion chamber. its noting serious until it burns an excessive amount or makes blue smoke.

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