rockfangd Posted January 30, 2015 Report Share Posted January 30, 2015 Hi All. I know this topic has been brought up before, but I would like to get some opinions for my case. My 2001 Eldorado goes through oil very quickly. I have had and dealt with many northstars but seem to notice more consumption on early 2k engines. I have put in at least 9 or 10 quarts of oil over the coarse of the last 6 months. It seems every time I turn around it is off the stick. I do not idle the engine for more than 5 minutes when it is really cold I drive 50 miles a day on average. Average speed is 65-70. I avoid the city at all costs. I used chevron 5w30 oil when I did the oil change. It was recommended highly. This car does not get babied at all. Like I said it is not my first one. My 96 deville had over 200k on it and used about 1.5 quarts per oil change. And it had small seeps. My 97 Seville uses about 2 quarts per oil change. No leaks, road trips only usually. I was hoping it would have improved with the driving and miles I have put on it but it has not. I worry about damage to the Cats. I had a friend with a 2001 Deville and it used alot of oil also. He got rid of it because he was worried about the reliability on road trips. He drove his like I drive mine. He bought a BMW same year and it uses very little oil for the amount of horsepower it puts out. I am worried about taking a long trip also because I dont know if it will be worse and It might get too low. I might add I never fill it to the full mark, only to the middle of the hatched section. I know there is something you can do with the spark plugs to help the rings but I am not very comfortable with trying it. I have tried Woots. Maybe I need to drive it in second gear for awhile to keep the Rpms up, but not sure if that is safe. Are there any actual miracles in a bottle that I can add to the oil to help. I am assuming I have sticking rings. Is using 10w30 maybe a better idea. Thats what my other 2 use but this one calls for 5w30. Sorry for so many questions. I try to be as specific as possible with my threads. Happy Snow for all you snow lovers Quote GM FAN FOREVER Nice, clean, luxury= fine automobile Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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