Why is my car using oil?

10

Asked by May 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM about the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Monte SS is using oil.  No drips on the floor and the exhaust pipes are a clean as a new car.  The car does not smoke so where is the oil going?

5 Answers

258,045

Your burning it, but not a large amount enough to detect extra tailpipe emissions.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,675

http://deadlimit.blogspot.com/2012/05/smoke-problems-and-solution.html go here it may solve your problem

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
7,835

how much? about quart every 3k miles is normal

Best Answer Mark helpful
10

Probably a little more than that. The car runs great and the tailpipes are very clean inside and it never smokes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,965

Depending on the miles you could be burning it from oil getting by your rings on your pistons or the more likely reason would be oil droplets getting sucked through your PCV system and into your intake. Its not enough to see coming out your exhaust but it adds up over time. Heck my car burns 1qt every 1000-1500 miles and its not considered an issue until its greater that 1 qt every 1000 miles.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Monte Carlo

Looking for a Used Monte Carlo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,282 nationwide Monte Carlo listings starting at $1,488.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    520
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    510
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
542 Great Deals out of 34,988 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
425 Great Deals out of 30,517 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Charger
399 Great Deals out of 28,188 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford Mustang
552 Great Deals out of 35,343 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Challenger
233 Great Deals out of 22,267 listings starting at $7,750
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,627 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
945 Great Deals out of 64,811 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
169 Great Deals out of 19,654 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Caprice
191 listings starting at $9,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,250 Great Deals out of 168,090 listings starting at $1,000
Used Buick Regal
167 Great Deals out of 8,761 listings starting at $4,495
Used Chrysler 300
330 Great Deals out of 17,892 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
712 Great Deals out of 41,228 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
7 Great Deals out of 774 listings starting at $2,500

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.