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Old 01-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #2528
weasle543
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Location: Dayton, Ohio
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Originally Posted by Commander Keen View Post
So you ran a compression test?
Doing a compression test is not an all inclusive determination of why an engine is or isn't using oil. My wife's passed compression test (performed by our dealer...sorry I don't have the numbers) yet still had used 1 quart in 850 miles and another quart 650 miles after that and the compression test was "good".

A compression test indicates how well the compression rings are sealing (on the compression stroke), not the oil control ring.

I feel your pain 79, only advice I can offer is have a dealer do an oil consumption test. That's all we had to do for my Wife's car. Yes inconvenient to have to take it to the dealer every 1000-1200 miles (or in our case when the low oil level light came on). SOA isn't going to do anything until they have the data.
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