: Eating Oil.......

Mr Evil
06-13-04, 01:10 PM
I get the add oil light about every two months Then I find myself adding two quarts.... I also keep getting the faint smell of oil burning in my 2000 DTS any thoughts.

06-13-04, 06:56 PM
How many miles are you getting between adding oil. If you are smelling oil, you may have a leak but I would only add 1 qt when you get the check oil light. Keeping it at the full mark is over full and will just wind up putting it through the PCV and burning it. Since I have started putting 7 qts at oil changes and not adding a qt til it drops off the dipstick or the light comes on my "consumption" has gone from 1 qt every 800-1000 miles to 1 qt every 2000+. An occassional WOT will also help to keep the rings freed up and help reduce oil usage.