1999 Volkswagen Golf oil loss

Tiny
PORTUGAL
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 97,000 MILES
Oil lossat a fast rate. Lots of black soot coming out of tail pipe. Whats the problem? How can it be repaired?
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 6:24 AM

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Tiny
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What do you consider a "fast rate"?
VW officially feels that 1 quart per 1000 miles is a normal rate of consumption.

Changing the oil at the proper intervals and using thicker oil can help.

If it's more than 1 quart per 1000 miles, the oil is changed often, and you are already using a thick oil you may need to have a compression or leak down test done to pinpoint the problem.
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Monday, July 27th, 2009 AT 10:30 PM

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