The industry standard for excess oil burning used to be 1 quart per 1K miles. Have someone do compression or leak down test to determine it the problem is rings, valves, etc. Any oil leaks, white smoke upon cold start up, PCV system OK? Might try a little heavier engine oil.
You loss rate is not that bad, bad is 2 quarts per 1K miles.
I was losing a qt every 700. I tore it down and replaced t he rings. Now I burn nothing at all. Rings were very gummy. If that's the reason you're burning you might want to try what someone else suggested after I had mine torn down. I don't know if this works, but someone said to pour 1/2 a bottle of Seafoam in the oil and drive it for 500 miles, then do an oil change. That will supposedly clean up those rings. That's assumiing of course that gummy rings is your problem. If it's valve seals, well then those probably need to be changed out.
Switching to synthetic after a good flush may also help, but again there are no guarantees. First you need to find the source of the problem.
If it blows smoke upon startup after sitting overnight, it's valve seals. If it blows smoke when you rev, it's rings.
The saturns have a similar problem and they use this method to fix it. Remove the spark plugs and crank the motor so that you can pour at least 3 or 4 ounces of seafoam or marvel mystery oil in each cylinder. Put the plugs back in and let the car sit for a day.Remove the spark plugs and crank the motor until the fluid is out of the cylinders. The solution will often free up the rings and improve the oil consumption. It is a cheap fix.
"Free up the rings"... lol, rings dont get stuck to begin with. Only time I've seen rings "stuck" is when the piston dome collapsed due to detonation squeezing the rings in between them. Also rings dont move, they stay at the same position all the time, thats why you place them with the gaps on the opposite ends of the piston circumference.
Major causes for burning oil is valve seals or piston rings. Neither really has a quick fix.
If its the rings, re-hone and re-ring the engine.
LMFAO dave, that was hilarious, and i agree with hlashmn there is no real quick "fix" BUT u can slow it down, as said about, but in a heavier oil, and throw some lucas into the mix, bout 1 litre, anyways hope that helps
there is no cheap fix. You cannot add metal and steel to missing and worn away metal. YOu can at best thicken oil. With thicker oil. YOu must replace worn parts with new parts. I guess some people refuse to accept that.
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