Using Oil

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  1. jhbgaiem

    jhbgaiem Read Only Funster

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    My Sprinter 306 uses a half litre of oil every 3000kms. The engine has done 55 000 kms.
    This seems to me to be rather a lot.
     
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    that seems ok to me.
     
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    Is this something new or has it always done it??

    The Sprinters we had used oil on a fairly regular basis so i dont think its anything to worry about.......id be more worried about the engine management (read management as "cock up"!!) system playing up....thats why i dont have a Sprinter any more :Rofl1:
     
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    I don't know much about the sprinter, but if a fiat was using that much oil it would get 130 threads and 60000 replies saying don't buy one.

    Personally if I had a vechile (modern) that was using that much oil I would think there is a problem somewhere. Neither my motorhome or our two cars use any oil between services. The intervals on my diesel car are 9k and on our petrol car is 12k On the MH I drop the oil at least every 5k.
    :Confused:
     
  5. 45eEver

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    jhbgaiem, generally speaking engines that use oil never wear out.
    Mainly because they get regular oil changes.

    That said, if you've got a turbo, you may be losing oil through the turbo bearing oil seals into the engine.
    Best to check the inside of the high pressure air hose from the turbo to the inlet manifold.
    If it's very oil inside, you may well have a leak.

    Dicky turbos need sorting PDQ.
     
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