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02 ss de using oil somewhere!

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Old 10-30-2018, 12:40 PM
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Hey Monte Carlo Lovers!
I have an 02 SS DE with 22,000 original miles! <NOT A TYPO! Gorgeous car, runs like it just came off the line BUT it is using oil somewhere. Have to add a quart or 2 between oil changes. No leaks of any kind. No codes. Anyone else run into this issue? Interested in hearing what you've found, troubleshooting and possible solutions.

 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:06 PM
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If youre certain there are no leaks anywhere, the only possibility is that it's getting burned up in the combustion chamber.

With that little mileage, I wonder if the valve seals dry rotted out? There are a few other possibilities, but 2 quarts / oil change is a ton of oil.
 
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:01 PM
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Welcome! Where in Ohio are you from?

As Bumpin' said, that's a lot of oil. It has to be going somewhere. Any weird smoke out the exhaust? Even though it might not be leaving oil puddles, any oily residue around the engine at all?
 
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No residue anywhere on the engine or in the engine compartment. (Including the underside) No smoke when the vehicle starts or while running.
 
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Has to be the seals. A average of less than 1500 miles/year is not enough to moisturize anything.
 

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