Originally Posted by 79letour
^ which is nearly impossible to do, and will be a lot of headaches for the owner. And that doesn't guarantee the car will be fixed, and your warranty doesnt get extended.
As to my consumption, its burned 1.75 quarts in 4200 miles during the last couple months of "winter".
The soot, yeah its pretty thick. I wash my car every week and pressure wash it (gently) after work on fridays. The back of the car is the only part that has black buildup. The rest of the car has light colored dust from the nearby limerock plant.
What is impossible to do? To get to the threshold? Those are their rules, either you meet it or you don't. Not willing to push your car a bit harder to get to that point (provided you're close to it), then too bad for you.
Is there every a guarantee that your car will be fixed with any repair? Would you rather SOA say, "Too bad your car burns 2 quarts every 1k miles, we won't repair it because it might not work".
If you are so grim on SOA's repair procedure and doubt everything, PLEASE SELL YOUR CAR.