I have an 02 Kia spectra w/ a 4 cylinder A's it has 175,000 miles on it! It losses between 2 and 5 quarts of oil a week! It's not leaking and don't smoke, any idea on Wher Ther oil is going?


Asked by May 04, 2015 at 09:39 PM about the 2002 Kia Spectra Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've already checked the water and air
induction and there is no oil in either of

4 Answers


If no leaks are to be found,and no oil in radiator,the only place it can be throwing that much oil is out the exhaust,check the tail pipe for black sute,some time,s they will not throw the oil until at high rpms,going down the road.


It does have sum black sute in the tail pipe! So ur saying it wouldn't smoke until it's at a higher rpm possibly?


Yes,driving down the road you would not see the smoking,and if you found sute,there is the oil you are loosing.


Alright I appreciate it!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2005 Kia Spectra, losing coolant but no leaks, overheats 4 answers

    car has 138,000 miles. overheated 2 weeks ago, losing coolant, replaced radiator cap after no leaks found. still losing coolant (about 1 qt a day) and temp will fluctuate up and down while driving, ...

    2005 Kia Spectra EX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why isn't my Kia starting up? 10 answers

    I have a Kia Spectra 2004 1.8 4 cylinder . I was using it and then parked it and then never touched it for 3 to 4 years . I have replaced the battery with brand-new one fully charged , replace th...

    2004 Kia Spectra LS


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Kia Spectra will not start after sitting 2 weeks 7 answers

    I have a 2003 Kia Spectra with the 1.8, the car was running fine until it sat for 2 weeks. Went out to start the car and would not start. I tried to put the car into nutral and the shifter will not ...

    2003 Kia Spectra Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 60K timing belt replacement required in warranty handbook but 80K in owner's manual. what's up with that? 44 answers

    bought the car used, low 50's mileage from dealership, original owner's warranty died with them and didn't pass on to me. dealer wants $440 to swap out the timing belt, citing the 60K requirement und...

    2007 Kia Spectra EX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where is my vehicle oil goig? 6 answers

    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...

    2007 Kia Sportage LX


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Spectra in your area?

CarGurus has 1,354 nationwide Spectra listings starting at $1,950.


Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Christina Ruggiero
Christina Ruggiero
Reputation 370
#1 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 370
#3 Todd Warnke
Todd Warnke
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,412 Great Deals out of 67,098 listings starting at $1,295
Used Kia Optima"
603 Great Deals out of 31,661 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic"
1,143 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,258 Great Deals out of 78,695 listings starting at $1,400
Used Kia Sorento"
569 Great Deals out of 35,467 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Rio"
113 Great Deals out of 7,152 listings starting at $1,700
Used Hyundai Elantra"
834 Great Deals out of 50,788 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,590 Great Deals out of 98,367 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Sentra"
860 Great Deals out of 49,786 listings starting at $500
Used Kia Sportage"
261 Great Deals out of 15,203 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Focus"
1,220 Great Deals out of 56,725 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima"
1,347 Great Deals out of 87,445 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 256 listings starting at $2,999
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 241 listings starting at $1,950
2006 Kia Spectra For Sale
244 listings starting at $2,300