MILLENNIA USES 2 QUARTS OF OIL BETWEEN OIL CHANGES

1996 Mazda Millenia

Tiny

2CarPros-Archives

November, 29, 2010 AT 8:35 PM

1996 Mazda Millennia V-6 mileage: 75,000. I had the 60,000 mile service performed by independent shop specializing in Japanese cars. I have had oil changed every four to five thousand miles. Valve cover gasket replaced six months ago. The car seems to use about two quarts of oil between oil changes. I had the car check by the Mazda dealer and they found no leaks and no apparent reason for oil usage. I have not noticed any blue smoke or smell from car. The dealer offers no advice. Have you any idea what is happening to the oil and should I be worried about engine damage?

FOUND 1093 RELATED QUESTIONS

98 Leaking/burning Oil

13 ANSWERS
4 IMAGES

Uses Oil

10 ANSWERS

1 Answer

Tiny

2CarPros-Archives

November, 29, 2010 AT 8:40 PM

We have found similar problems with other cars approximately 60,000 or more miles. Replacing the valve stem seals reduces the oil use. They are made out of rubber and over time become hard and brittle and no longer seal.

Please login or register to post a reply.

Crankcase Ventilation System
Mass Air Flow Sensor Clean Ford Explorer 1995
 Oil Change & Filter Ford Explorer 2000-2005
Engine Oil Change and Filter Chevrolet Cruze