Where is my vehicle oil goig?

Asked by Jan 27, 2015 at 07:16 PM about the 2007 Kia Sportage LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have check the entire engine
compartment for leaks  and nothing..? No
oil dripping everything is nice and dry.
However every time we check our oil it's
dry. So we put oil in and it shows on the dip
stick at the right levels we will drive around
no smoke coming out the exhaust. And a
bout 2 weeks later there is barely any oil on
the dip stick. It doesn't run any different no
ticking no knocking but it's confusing the
hell out of us... any ideas?

7 Answers

54,625

How many miles on your Sportage?

165k

54,625

If no oil is leaking there is only one place it can be going and that is out the exhaust. Likely causes are bad valve seals, worn valve guides or worn piston rings. To diagnose I would have a compression test and cylinder leak down test done at a local mechanic shop.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

But where would the smoke be? I mean if we're burning that much oil it would smoke or there would be so sort of oil residue in the exhaust right?

54,625

Not always, much of the oil will be burned off at the catalytic converter. Sometimes they don't smoke much or at all and still use oil. Oil either leaks or goes out the tail pipe.

54,625

You could pull the sparkplugs and look at them, I'll be they are oily and wet.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Hello my dears, I just want to say that it is absolutely normal to have engine oil consumption. If you revise your vehicle catalogue you will see the averge oil consumtion per miles. I have always for my toyota corolla to add one liter per 1000 mile.

Your Answer

Sportage

Looking for a Used Sportage in your area?

CarGurus has 20,438 nationwide Sportage listings starting at $1,795.

ZIP:

Kia Sportage Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Mike Salas
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    debbys
    Reputation
    230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento
555 Great Deals out of 34,784 listings starting at $2,699
Used Hyundai Tucson
227 Great Deals out of 27,037 listings starting at $1,550
Used Honda CR-V
801 Great Deals out of 66,768 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
831 Great Deals out of 56,066 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Escape
1,183 Great Deals out of 107,976 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Rogue
808 Great Deals out of 71,366 listings starting at $2,110
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
302 Great Deals out of 18,934 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,094 Great Deals out of 71,020 listings starting at $760
Used Kia Optima
509 Great Deals out of 36,048 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Edge
1,111 Great Deals out of 56,120 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Murano
411 Great Deals out of 25,366 listings starting at $400
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,044 Great Deals out of 84,393 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Sportage LX For Sale
3,101 listings starting at $16,774
2017 Kia Sportage LX For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 1,590 listings starting at $12,991
2016 Kia Sportage LX For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 412 listings starting at $10,447
2015 Kia Sportage LX For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 333 listings starting at $10,959
2014 Kia Sportage LX For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 279 listings starting at $9,487

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.