high oil consumption


Asked by Nov 21, 2016 at 11:58 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hello would like to know what causes high oil consumption on a 1600 vw beetle 1973 year model i drive 3 liters of oil in about 9 days

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If it's not leaking out, you are burning it- and I would imagine it would make a lot of smoke- either way, don't run that bad boy low on oil because the air cooled engine USES that oil for cooling- sounds like VW specialist time to me-

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