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2011 GMC Terrain losing oil but not leaking or burning it. Possible solutions?

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How much oil is it using ?
Some newer engines go thru a quart pretty quick.
But that said, there are only about 3ways to lose oil - a leak, burning it or someone draining it.

Posted on Jan 29, 2018


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SOURCE: car loses oil checked under car no leak checked

Normal oil consumption for a car is about 1 quart per 3,000miles. If you can calculate how much of a quart low you are per oil change you will be able to tell whether your oil consumption is excessive or not.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a Mazda 3 2006 that is losing oil, however

Check if you have a PCV valve malfunction, if you have a 2.3L
My engine burn because of that part.
It was on warenty,when Mazda dealer replace the engine they told me the PVC valve was the problem.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010


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SOURCE: i did a oil change on my 1994 gmc suburban w/5.7L

OK, does it appear that the oil pressure sensor is leaking through the plastic to metal seam (on the sensor itself)?

Have had an oil pressure sending unit go bad and leak on a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais that needed to be replaced.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION C1500 Suburban 1994

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the engine oil.
  2. Disconnect the sensor electrical lead and unscrew the sensor. The sensor can be found on the top side of the engine, near the distributor. To install:
  3. Coat the first two or three threads with sealer. Install the sensor and tighten until snug. Engage the electrical lead.
  4. Connect the battery cable and fill the engine with oil.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

jesse nelson

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SOURCE: Where is the oil filter on a 2010 GMC terrain 4


Posted on Jul 31, 2010


Duane Wong

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SOURCE: burning too much oil

Actually, AAA says that if you lose or burn 1 quart of oil per 1000 mi. of travel, this is normal.

Oil can pass by the rings and burn off in even moderately used engines.

Hope this clarifies things.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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