Here’s Why New Car Engines are Burning Oil

Here’s Why New Car Engines are Burning Oil


New car engine burning oil. Here’s why new car engines are burning oil, FYI with Scotty Kilmer. Losing car oil. Newer manufactured cars are now burning more engine oil than ever and I’ll explain to you why this is happening. Why is my engine burning oil? How to stop engine burning oil. The truth about engines that burn oil. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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  2. I have a 2011 Chevy Equinox with 150,000+ miles, burns a quart of oil every 120 to 150 miles or so. It started burning oil more and more after about 100,000 miles. I am honestly lucky I made it this far without any other major issues. My next car is a Toyota.

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  3. Hi Scotty Kilmer, I bought a brand new 2019 Ford escape SE 1.5l turbo. I've had it about 3 months and has 4,000 miles on it. I noticed my oil level is just above minimum. Dealer says it's "normal". I know it's not. This is my first American car as I've always had foreign and they lasted me almost 20 years. What should I do? Thx

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  4. Stay away from Honda all their cars are burning oil. And all you will get is the runaround by the dealership junk motors pack your bags Honda

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  5. "Here's why new car engines are burning oil" the manufacturers change tolerances for less friction to get better gas mileage

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  6. Another factor is the thin oil being used in Newer engine design's. 0w20? It's like water. We used to use 20w50 years ago. Zero weight is just for increased fuel economy.

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  7. So scotty is putting a heavier oil into an engine that is burning oil a viable thing to do or is it doing more damage?

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  8. Yeah, scotty you're 110% right about the GM's. The 2.4 and the 3.6 are HORRIBLE. Every time I took the intake tube off on a 3.6 it would almost ALWAYS have oil pooled up inside it. The 2.4 not so much, but it burns oil in other ways. Awful. The PCV systems aren't that great lately…

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  9. 150k miles 3l Mercedes Diesel. burns 1 liter oil on 10000 miles from the beginning to now. No change.

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  10. Which car is a good entry-level car with an automatic transmission – 2017- 2019 that will go for 100,000 miles trouble free?

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  11. Scotty for god sake slow down you are stresssing me out !!!!!!!!!!! We in the U.K. as in U.K. with the Queen NO not the band the real deal Queen !!!!! Talk a lot slower

    I love what you say but keep having to back scroll to get it all in my little brain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ta or would you like a cup of tea young sir Cos that's how we talk over here

    Being British and all that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Look up John Cadogan from Austrailia he explains this evn better than you Scotty would be good to hear your thoughts cos i think you both agree

    on what you are saying but in a different way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Scotty I just bought an 2019 Tundra with a 5 liter engine what the history on this Toyota engine?

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  14. I have a 20 year-old Citroën, 1.6i 8v petrol. It is a modest car but it has never burnt a single drop of oil.

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  15. Talk about the marvelous BMW 330i E46 which as a standard feature, it had "new design" low friction piston rings, which burnt a quart of oil every 600 miles, BMW says of course, "it's normal, it's in spec"
    Brilliant Bavarian engineering right there. And I quit it here because everyone knows the extensive timing chain issues on the up to 2007 2.0 diesel.

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  16. Sorry scotty but guess what? It is normal for new cars to use oil between oil changes. Guess what? The two stroke engines lasted longer than 4 strokes as far as wear. A little extra oil in the cylinder doesnt hurt. So auto manufacturers have gotten cheap, what can you do? I dont know about you but I dont want to wrench on a 17 year old car every day.

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  17. Part of the reason is that they took all the zinc and other minerals out of the oils things wore out faster .How many engines were destroyed with mechanical cams when the lobe materials went through the oil pump ? They did it for pollution purposes and the convertors .I guess ?

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  18. Great video scotty! How much would you think a valve seal replacent job should cost? Im about to have to get it done done on my gmc.

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  19. Car manufactures better bite the bullet for slightly worse gas mileage and stop making these garbage low-friction piston rings. It doesn't help when they recommend oil with the same viscosity of water. I'll take a 3% drop in MPG to have quality piston rings please. It ain't worth the hassle of adding oil to any new engine.

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  20. I believe oils are getting to thin…5-20 is ridiculous.. I have had great success with 5-30 Mobil gas oil and 5-40 Mobil diesel oil

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  21. I don't care what the dealer says. If the engine burns oil. It has a problem. Burning oil is not normal.

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  22. Jap cars are the best i got Toyota Corolla VVTIL more then 10 years runs like new never give mw any issue

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  23. Hi Scotty, I love your work. I’m just writing to take you up on your offer of identifying vehicles that use oil. My wife has a 2009 Audi A6 FTSI turbo petrol that doesn’t drip oil on the ground but uses heaps. Do you know if this is a confirmed problem with Audi’s of this model. Thanks again mate. Mick from Australia 🤝

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  24. I have an 11 years old Clio with athmospheric K4M engine, 150K miles on it…. and no oil burning at all. Just do the maintenance… Anybody could say I'm really fortunate…

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  25. What even crazier about these rating sites on brand new Cars with a Brand New Engine type they try and say it got a 4 plus star Rating . How could the Possibly have any idea , they test driving for a couple weeks or ,on a oval track . Saw a report that said if you see a N/A on any of the rating systems , it means something went wrong while testing . The fill a vehicle up with Gas run it for a few hours , refill it , and you mean they don't know what the gas mileage is . The Dodge Muscles cars got a N/A in there readability section , why cause it had a major failure during testing , LOL

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  26. Hey Scotty, Love your videos. So I was going to go look at a 2009 Equinox 110,000mi for $1800. Is this oil burning issue bad enough that I should look elsewhere?

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  27. If it's American engineered, it's designed to make it through the warranty. Considering the manufactures assume the original purchaser will only own it for 3-4 [email protected],000 miles per year, they only need to guaranty the quality for 60k. Asian imports, specifically Hyundai, was required to cover 100k, for which they responded with 150k, to stick it to American car manufactures that forced the government to impose such warranties. German companies typically over-engineer their engines, which typically last well past 200k miles, with proper use and maintenance. I've had VW 1.8's with 300k plus on them and still going strong. The only weak points were head gaskets and valve guides, which a rebuild is not expensive and labor is easy. I've done them for my cars and for customers, averaging under $1,000 turnkey. And to drive a car 100k plus, without dropping a big bill into your car, is a rare sight these days, especially with everyone switching to turbocharging. Turbo seals don't do well under high oil pressure being fed from the engine. VW/Audi had to put restrictors in the oil line, to the turbo, to prevent the 75+ psi oil pressure from blowing the seals. Some American engines weren't capable of breaking 50psi cold! Chrysler's slant 6 was good at 15psi! My lawn tractor produces more than that, and it's only 12.5hp! Anyway, control rings have been a problem with many American designs, especially the 1.9L Saturn engines. GM released a TSB on ways to free them up, without actually tearing the engine down, for which none of them really worked. It ended up being a carbon issue that caused the rings to seize, most likely cause was the quality of oil, oiling system, and high engine temps. I did one, that scarred the cylinder walls. I replaced the rings, honed the walls, and replaced the head (due to valve guide wear). It came out burning clean and the customer drive it for a couple more years, before trading up to a SUV. Which, unfortunately, was an equinox 3.5L. I'm not a fan of the 60° V6, which is based off the 2.8L, dating back to 1986ish. They've always been problematic, especially since using the silicone in plastic intake gasket with the extended life coolant! They're are many good v6 engines, most notably GM's 3800 series II and 4.3L vortec (based off the 5.7L V8). Ford made the 3.8L, for the Taurus. Toyota make a damn tough 3.0L and 3.3L. Chrysler makes a very peppy 3.8 & 4.0L. The latter of which was originally 3.5L, but was increased due to complaints of underpower. It was, for a time, built at the former Kenosha Engine Plant, which was the oldest automotive manufacturing site in the country, starting production by Thomas B. Jeffrey in 1902. It was the second use of the assembly line, ahead of Ford, and after Buick. His company introduced the world to the steering wheel and seat belts first. They built the first successfully mass produces four wheel drive, four wheel steering, truck. It was bought and licensed to be built in Europe, for the Allies in WWI. It was the most important piece of equipment, that lead to Victory! It carried supplies, troops, and weaponry across the most inhospitable areas of Europe, reliable, and faster than horses. That's American pride! Let's find our way back to that!

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  28. Hey Scotty – How are the Hyundai engines for burning oil. Veloster or Genisis 2.0 or 6 cyl. Thanks

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  29. I have an 04 ranger 3.0 v6 278k miles doesn’t leak anything runs like a champ. Take it to the ford dealer to get annual inspection and the ford technician asked me if I put a new motor in. I said no why you ask he said,” cause it’s so clean under the hood just looks new.” 🤣

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  30. I have a 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer, it's at 800000 kilometers and in the edge of it's life, it's been burning oils for months now.

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  31. I have an Equinox with a 2.4 engine. I changed the oil every 5000 miles and used Mobil 1 from day one. It started using oil at about 85000, but not enough to be covered by their extended warranty. Now they give us the privilege of buying a new oil cap that will relieve crankcase pressure should the pressure get too high because of their faulty pcv system. Guess where it gets vented to??? The atmosphere. All in the name of saving the planet. GM can kiss my a$$.

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  32. hi Scotty , i have a 2005 honda crv , 2.2 cdti diesel. running like a dream . You do a lot of reviews of petrol stuff but being in ireland ive not heard you review the 2.2 cdti honda engine

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  33. It seemed like the engineers of the Vega engine were patting themselves on the back about using aluminum with the teflon and forgot to do a durability test.

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  34. Hey scotty whats the best suv in the market right now?? How good is the ford explorer and the other ford suv

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  35. You forgot 08 Toyota RAV4 burns oils. I own one with 96,000 miles on it and Toyota says it’s normal for that year

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  36. I bought a 2002 Toyota Corolla CE as I thought it would be a good car … then now I have a car that have the worst oil consumption ever with that stupid thing…
    And yes I changed the PCV valve but no chance..

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  37. Scotty you could make a video on top 10 best old cars for project cars video.
    Clearly the Vega is not on the list 🙂

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  38. Scotty,
    What do you know about the 5.3 Gm engines that go into v4 and use excessive amounts of oil ? GM refuses to do anything about the problem . The state of Minnesota has a class action lawsuit against GM

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  39. Hey Scotty. Love your channel. I just got a 2012 Toyota RAV4 4-cylinder, 86K miles, checked out. It was 1 qt low on Fully Synthetic oil. The owner says he changed the oil once a year. Is 1 qt low after 10,000 miles normal?

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  40. Scotty, you disappointed me on this one. I expected some specific problem to be pointed out and instead you gave us general quality issues. You can frame that around any industry, including Duke energy (power outages without storms) and AT&T service outages (total of seven weeks this past year) here in Florida.

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  41. Scotty, I've been considering an F150 with the 5.0 engine. But it seems in 2018, these tried and true 5.0 engines, are burning oil. Do you have an knowledge of what Ford has done different in 2018 to make this suddenly be an oil burning engine? People all over are having oil burning issues before they even reach 5000 miles on them. What changed?

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  42. I have this issue with my 2013 equinox. I’m the second owner. How can I join this class action against GM?

    GM recommends using expensive synthetic oil which gives owner the false presumption of long mileage. So I never suspected there was engine burning problem. Because this went on for quite some time, the timing chain was running without enough lubrication. Now chain brackets are broken and they produce annoying knocking and rattling noise.

    Not to mention the ecotec engine is a GDI engine that builds up carbon deposits on the back of intake valves.

    Man , never ever that I shall buy a GM product.

    I know that Scotty might not agree, but I feel even fiat Chrysler is better built than a GM product.

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  43. 2017 Honda Accord burning oil brand new car. currently has 15k miles. Burns around quart an oil every 1-2000 miles

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  44. My 02 Toyota camry 2.4 has 139,000 miles on it and it now has the oil cosumption issue. The car is in great shape other wise. Guess I'm screwed because Toyota won't repair it at this point . Guess I just keep putting oil in it. It was my mom's car and I wanted to see it go to 300,000.

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