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post #16 of 20 Old 05-30-2018, 01:41 PM
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Hey all, so I just spoke with my mechanic again and we determined i'm burning through about 1/2q of oil every 1,800 or 2,000 miles. He said normall consumption for a newer engine would be about 1/4q for that same mileage but told me I am definitely still burning more oil than normal even for a higher mileage vehicle. I'm going to switch over to 10W-30 for my next oil change but assuming this is not as big an issue as I had previously thought.

I don't think you have an issue at all. That's a quart of oil every 3600-4000 miles, which is brand new car territory.
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After the car has 200K miles on it and it needs a quart every 1000 miles that's worth dealing with. The value of the car is almost nothing as a trade in or selling outright, just drive it until it costs more to fix it than it's worth then donate it to a local charity.
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After the car has 200K miles on it and it needs a quart every 1000 miles that's worth dealing with. The value of the car is almost nothing as a trade in or selling outright, just drive it until it costs more to fix it than it's worth then donate it to a local charity.

Exactly. Iíve held onto this car for a few years longer than I thought I would. Now Iím looking into purchasing a new car and still planning on keeping the Murano to use in the mountains and for whatever else a ďlargerĒ car is needed for. Itís worth more to me at this point than I could ever get for it.
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My Murano has been having a small oil leak from one of the valve covers, I had it tightened down but it looks like I will have to replace the valve cover gasket. Previously on scheduled oil changes it was never down more than a small amount. In January I began driving for Lyft and stupidly let the mileage go way over the recommended and it was more than two qts down at the oil change.

Aside from everything else that can typically go asunder, driving for Lyft really beats up one's car! I have gone from 1,000 miles per month to about 3,000.

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It's not the mileage, it's the driving conditions. Start/stop driving is hard on a car. The advantage you have in that scenario is that you're keeping the car well warmed up because you're not just driving for five minutes, then killing the engine.

All I can recommend is to keep the tires fully inflated, drive gently, keep all fluids checked often, and good luck!!

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