- OIL COMSUMPTION
2007 Buick Lucerne • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 60,000 miles
2007 Buick Lucerne : It has been about a year and the repair (Replacement of Exhaust Valve Stem Seals SB #05-06-01-035A) was preformed for the similiar problem. About 13,000 miles later the same problem is occuring again. Just as last time when approaching an oil change (~4000 after last oil change) the engine was down 1 1/2 quarts of oil. Performing an oil check with the dealer now. After 750 miles down ~ 1/3 of quart of oil. Waiting for the next 1000 miles to occur to see what happens. I keep getting told theat 1 quart of oil for 2000 miles is common for this GM engine but I don't buy it. What course of action should the dealer be looking at next?
June 14, 2011.
June 14, 2011.
The dealer has very high tolerances for oil consumption before they consider it a problem under warranty. Replacing the valve seals was more of a band-aid approach because if the valve guides are worn, it's only a temporary repair until it ruins the new seals too.
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