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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by sprintman View Post
For a start a 10W30 can be thinner at operating temperature than a 5W30 or 0W30. Did any of the oils used meet spec? (LL01)
This consumption issue started when I changed to the Castrol 0w30 European Blend (which does meet spec).

I checked the engine this weekend and there is no oil on the motor anywhere (Top and sides). I didn't get a chance to check the lower pan due to wife aggro.


I washed the car Saturday and my wife took the car on a 120 mile shopping trip. I checked the back of the car when she got home. It was peppered with black soot all over the back ...

This tells me it is definitely coming out of the exhaust as the "peppering" goes all the way up to the logo/emblem on the trunk cover.
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