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Increased Oil Usage After Switching Oil
 
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Question:
Increased Oil Usage After Switching Oil
I own a 2000 Saturn SC-2 with 110,000 miles that I have changed to Mobil 1 5W-30. After 3000 miles I have burned 2 ½ quarts of oil. This seems distressing. Can you help?
-- Gary Burkee, New Berlin, WI
Answer:
It is not unusual to use more oil after changing brands but 2½ quarts is excessive. We think you may have a mechanical issue or a leak that should be checked by a mechanic. 
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