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Oile useage for 2015 GM truck

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I have a friend that said his truck is useing a quart of oil every 1000 miles. From what I have heard is that is normal for the GM trucks does anyone else have that problem
 

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Absolutely NOT normal. Where ever you heard otherwise is dead wrong. Something is amiss with any less than year old vehicle consuming that much oil.

Where is the oil going? Are there puddles under where it is parked? Oil in the radiator? Does it smoke? Are there leaks from the head(s)? Do the spark plugs show signs of oil fouling? The emissions system should catch this under many circumstances. Is the Check Engine light coming on?

How would one even become aware of this much oil consumption? At a quart in 1000 miles, it would be out of oil before it's first oil change. Something VERY wrong here, either with the vehicle or the story.

Jim
 

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I have a brand new 2015 GMC Sierra, and I am not burning oil like that.

I have put about 2500 miles on it, and it still says that I have about 67% oil life yet. No significant drop in oil level when I checked it.
 

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I bought a Chevy HD2500 LT crew cab when they first came out in 2001. It has a 8.1 gas engine with an Allison transmission and a 3.73 rear end. It was going through 1/2 quarts every 1000 miles (no leaks). Chevrolet said that was within specs. I could have pushed it and the dealer would have pulled its heads to check tolerances, but I didn't want anyone opening up the engine. I still have the truck today. It has slightly under a quarter million miles (250,000 miles) and it still only uses 1/2 quart every 1000 miles. The engine is still very strong like new. I hope to drive it another 250,000 miles. Other than routine maintenance and brakes I replaced the air conditioning condenser and ball joints a few years ago. It is a very good well built truck and it is still does not leak any fluid.
 

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I think most vehicles that "consume" oil have a small amount of oil leak past the valve stem seals into the cylinder. Typically, they'll blow a tiny bit of smoke when first started and then be fine. Not really that big of deal. But, a quart every 1K seems excessive. A quart every 3-5K would seem reasonable to me. Then again, I'm a shade tree mechanic, at best......... :)
 

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At a quart/1000 mi. consumption, you wouldn't need to get oil changes. Just spin on a new filter every 5,000 and add another quart.
 

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At a quart/1000 mi. consumption, you wouldn't need to get oil changes. Just spin on a new filter every 5,000 and add another quart.

Yes, that's definitely true. A qt every 1K is almost like owning a 2-stroke! :D
 
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