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This is a discussion on Oil lose within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So my car is going threw a quart about every 1k miles basically 1 month... I'm not leaking any oil ...

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    So my car is going threw a quart about every 1k miles basically 1 month... I'm not leaking any oil on the ground the engine is clean no visible oil leaks.. what could it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resinblast View Post
    So my car is going threw a quart about every 1k miles basically 1 month... I'm not leaking any oil on the ground the engine is clean no visible oil leaks.. what could it be?
    Have you pulled the valve covers to see how things look?
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    nope I'll do that maybe tomorrow check it out

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    How many miles?

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    Pop your lid off and remove your intake ducting. Then open up the throttle blade and shine a light into your intake manifold -- chances are you'll see where a lot of your oil is going. The PCV system on our cars is pretty awful and a catch can set up is almost a must. It is probably getting sucked into the combustion chambers, but just not enough at a time for it to be noticeable out the exhaust.

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    ^^this

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    What's the best way to fix it... and it has 100k miles

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    Like Jeff stated, a catch can should help. It's the design of the engine that could be causing your oil loss. By today's standards, some will say 100k is just being broken in.

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    How do I set up a catch can? and how does the catch can work?

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    This is the catch can setup on our car -- you simply mount the can, pull your PCV hose and attach it to the inlet, and then run a hose from the outlet back to where you unplugged the PCV. The catch can filters the oil mist out of the system so it does not enter your intake. From time to time you have to empty the catch can depending upon how often you drive the car. This will also allow you to gauge the amount of oil being pulled into the system so you can determine if it is in fact excessive. It's possible you also have a larger orifice PCV valve on the car and that can cause more oil to be suctioned into the lines.

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    that's 2 quarts every oil change......that's extremely excessive. I don't see that all going through the pcv. You have a leak somewhere or something. Does the car smoke when you first start it after it's sat overnight?

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    OP....did you ever find the issue? Have you purchased and installed catch can? This info would be good to know just in case someone else faces the same problem. ..

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    Another thing to check: Pull a couple of spark plugs and you should be able to determine if any significant amount of oil is being burned in the combustion chamber.

    Here is a reference chart: How to Read Used Plugs: DENSO Iridium

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