2006 Nissan Altima oil consumption

Tiny
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  • 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA
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2006 Nissan Altima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 99K miles

Why do alot of nissan engines use oil about a qt every 1000-1200 miles?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 11:20 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Is this using a synthetic oil? You do see this in all makes and models, some use oil and others do not, I do see newer cars have oil consumption problem, why this is is usually an oil control ring problem, which can often be an assembly problem in the first place.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 7:07 AM
Tiny
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No not using a synthetic oil bc I know the engine will use that quicker than normal oil! A nissan master tech told me to try castrol 10w40 and its a little better just hope it does not cause premature engine failure since the engine recommends 5W30!
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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That oil will be fine, you will not do any damage what so ever, try it and see how you get on.

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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
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OK thank you so much for your help! Also have another question to see what you think? I have had a random misfire for about close 3yrs1/2! Nissan has changed mass air flow, crank sensor, cam sensor, plugs, coils, intake gasket, ECM, all 4 O2's, both precats, head job new valves and seals! So far engine light has been off for over a yr now but it still random misfires sometimes but not enough to set a code! They end up saying that a vaccum line was crossed from the factory! I think im having injector problems but they didnt wont to listen to me! What do you think? The car is off warranty now so I would do all the work myself if anything happens! I also work parttime at a auto shop but its always good to ask and learn from a master tech or other techs good way to learn new things! Just let me know what you think when you get a chance thank you!
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Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 6:55 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

This may be a fuel fault, but as it is a random miss fire there is no pattern to which cylinder is at fault, with what you have done I may be the EGR valve as there is nothing else apart from a vacuum problem that may be causing this problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 2:13 AM

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