2010 Impala LTZ with 3.9l engine is using 1-2 quarts of oil between changes??

Asked by Oct 03, 2013 at 09:38 AM about the 2010 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

50,000 miles.  Using Mobil I.  Seems excessive to me

4 Answers

19,505

Is it using oil or is it leaking oil? With only 50K on the motor, it should not be using oil. Check the tail pipe. If it is black or has black residue inside, it may be using oil. Do you have any signs of leakage under the car when you park it? One place to look is the intake manifold for leaks. Very common on GM engines for some reason. May be the material of the components causing it to warp or gaskets used to seal it. Oil pan also can leak or around the other bolt on components.

1 people found this helpful.
4,365

swimmer, We can certainly assist you with starting an oil consumption test with your GM dealership. This will help determine if you are using excessive oil amounts. Email us at socialmedia@gm.com. Erica Tiffany GM Customer Care

30

My 2010 Impala LTZ with 54,000 miles uses 1 1/2 quarts in 4,000 miles.

3 people found this helpful.
19,505

See the above answer from GMCCustomerService. Look and see if there is a gasket that is leaking oil. If the tail pipe has black residue or suet inside the pipe, than the engine is using oil. If it is clear or gray in color, it is a leaking gasket somewhere. DON"T let anyone tear down the engine until you make sure it is an internal problem. Get a few opinions. Your GM service writer can help you there.

Your Answer

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 25,730 nationwide Impala listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Impala Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    2,350
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    1,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
461 Great Deals out of 50,170 listings starting at $2,111
Used Dodge Charger
250 Great Deals out of 32,949 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,531 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
241 Great Deals out of 28,842 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Maxima
207 Great Deals out of 17,148 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Challenger
100 Great Deals out of 25,144 listings starting at $7,995
Used Chrysler 300
318 Great Deals out of 19,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
768 Great Deals out of 71,356 listings starting at $1,200
Used Buick LaCrosse
212 Great Deals out of 11,864 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
714 Great Deals out of 69,652 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Fusion
564 Great Deals out of 61,051 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,807 Great Deals out of 149,639 listings starting at $444
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 36,837 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
551 Great Deals out of 36,694 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Taurus
177 Great Deals out of 15,832 listings starting at $981

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
2 listings starting at $16,000
2015 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
64 listings starting at $14,995
2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ For Sale
81 listings starting at $13,370

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.