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Too high engine oil consumption?
Hi all, I purchased a Mazda 6 2010 I gt last month and I have put abt 2.9k on it( long distance trip between OH to NY) since it is last year model and I really don't know how long did the dealer kept it. I changed oil right after I got the car( abt 200 miles), full mob1 5w-20 in walmart
4.3 qt( the manual says 4.4 or 4.5, cant remember....) and on the inspection report, they told me it was half qt low.
and yesterday I did another oil change since I will drive to Chicago for my spring break. And I was told the oil level... 1 qt low. So it sounds like the engine took 0.7-1 qt oil on first 2.7k.... That is close to the high mileage Mazda 6!
I took the car to dealer. They said it is normal because the car was still in "break-in period" They said the new car usually takes around 1 qt engine oil every 3k. Actually I didn't really believe what they said. My gf has a new Mazda 3 2010 I touring and never had the similar problem. I called the dealer in other states and they also said that was normal and asked me "keep an eye on it". I returned to my dealer and asked them to do the multi point inspection. They didn't find any big leakage. They only found little "oil coat" and dirt on my k&n oil filter. I believe that is the engine oil on technician's hands when he put the filter on. So they wiped and tight the filter.
My rpm is around 3000 on 80 mph and 31 -34mpg on highway.
I searched online and i found it may because of engine pressure switch failure? So I just want to know if the dealer bs or not....
Thanks a lot!