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Old 02-04-2002, 12:09 PM
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Using Oil?


I have a 90' 300CE, 24v, M104 motor, aprox 180K miles. The question is since I swaped over to synthetic oil I seem to be "using oil", meaning it is not leaking out, or burning it. The antifreeze seems clear, as the head gasket was changed about 60k miles ago. I am going thru about 2 quarts between changes, 3K mile changes.

The mechanic says it is normal to "Use oil between changes". As I have owned the car for several years now and put over 100k miles on it, I find it odd that all of a suden it does this. Should I put Dino oil back in and see if the problem persists or is this in fact "Normal".
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Just sold em all !! Curently driving a, 06.5 VW GTI

90' 300CE
Euro Lights w/wipers, Clear corners, 17" Monoblocks, K&N Airfilter, Sportline Suspension, Custom SS single muffler exhaust
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