I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty that has about 136,000 miles on it. It has received every required servicing including and oil and filter change every 3600 miles. Right now, between servicings I have to put in 1 to 2 quarts of oil. I have asked my service representative, Jake at York Jeep about it and he says that it is just because it is an older car. I have talked to a couple mechanics, who basically said "that's crap" and that if my car has received all its servicings this should not be happening. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Asked by Apr 12, 2013 at 09:20 AM about the 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty that has about 136,000 miles on it.  It has received every required servicing
including and oil and filter change every 3600 miles.  Right now, between servicings  I have to put in
1 to 2 quarts of oil.  I have asked my service representative, Jake at York Jeep about it and he says
that it is just because it is an older car.  I have talked to a couple mechanics, who basically said "that's
crap" and that if my car has received all its servicings this should not be happening.  Does anyone
have any thoughts on this?

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I'm more on the side of the service rep. Even with the proper maintenance, the engine will wear out and it will use some oil. The use would be gradual. If all of a sudden, the engine starts drinking oil, maybe something is wrong. -- I wouldn't attempt to "fix" it. Keep track of oil use and oil changes in a glove box notebook. Adding a quart of oil every 2,000 miles is cheaper than a engine rebuild.

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