• Tiny
  • rlcr97
  • 2006 Cadillac SRX
  • 55,000 miles

Check engine light on in my 2006 SRX. Just changed the oil Nov. 23rd 2010. Can it be I just need to add more oil? Do these cars usually burn oil quickly?

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 12:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • factoryjack
  • Expert
  • 4,263 posts

Low oil itself will not cause a check engine light however, if the oil is low enough it will cause problems with the variable valve timing. That can result in noise and misfiring that could bring a check engine light. This usually occurs when the oil is 3-4 quarts low, from what I have seen. The should not use oil quickly, 1 quart in 2000 miles is considered normal.

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 4:53 AM

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