Hello, I recently purchased a 2.8 liter V6 Passat from a local dealer Califorania dealer. It had recently passed smog and seems to run flawlessly. However, I've come to discover that it burns a tremendous amount of oil (about a quart every 1000 miles, maybe even more). I don't see any smoke coming from the tail pipe. I can't for the life of me imagine how it could have passed smog, run without smoking and burn that much smoke. Now I'm very worried that there is something terribly wrong with the engine.
I would very much appreciate if you might be able to give me some ideas about what the problem could be, how serious it might be, and why I should/might do about it.
Thanks very much.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 AT 4:11 AM