Mazda MPV This minivan was among the class leaders with its roomy interior and efficient powertrain.

MPV oil consumption problem

  #1  
Old 06-22-2006, 01:31 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Default MPV oil consumption problem

I took my MPV (2003, 3.0 V6) to the dealer yesterday to fix a rough shift problem and to find out why I am hearing valve tick (it's only got 38K miles). The service guy called back and said it was 2qts low on oil and that the oil was pretty dirty. He mentioned that it's not all that uncommon to have to put a quart of oil in between changes. I was floored. I've changed the oil regularly at 3-4K mile intervals. If someone told me their car was burning a quart between changes, I'd think their engine was worn out.

Should I really have to check the oil in between changes on a car with this few miles? It's a simple thing to check, but in this day and age of computerized engines I rarely pop the hood. I bought it new, so I know it was never abused.

Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 11-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7
Default RE: MPV oil consumption problem

a car that ne should not have an oil burning problem. is the engine dry outside?
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bozanbo87
Mazda6
11
08-09-2009 05:32 PM
xixla
Mazda 323,Mazda 626 & Mazda 929
1
04-07-2008 02:51 AM
xxzackxx
Mazda6
1
07-25-2007 07:15 AM
Objectivist
Mazda3
0
09-29-2006 06:05 PM
gdyson
Mazda3
5
04-08-2006 03:25 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: MPV oil consumption problem


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.