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post #1 of 6 Old 02-01-2014, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to throw this out there. my 2011 JK with 31000 was 2 quarts low on the oil when I went to do my own oil change. found the same last year with the wife's 3.5 chy.......dealer says quart at a 1000 is normal for the new ones....my reply was simple the book say change at 8000 in the new ones and they ony hold 6.....you do the math. After checking the chy forums I found this is a very common problem in the 3. v6s that chy is very aware of......I guess we go back to standard check at every fill up. BEAWARE! By the way no leaks or smoke with either.
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2011=3.8L=notorious for using oil. Happens earlier to some than others...fairly common on here...

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Wonder if it has anything to do with the thinner oil that is called out on these newer engines. Or is it to do with the PVC system they are now using????????

I don't know. What changed? Seals, gaskets, Rings, Valve stem seals?????

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-02-2014, 04:56 AM
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Yep, I am old school and check my oil at every fill up.

I switched to 10w-30 a long time ago and have not had consumption issues. The thicker oil also helped with engine pinging.

If your engine isnt leaking oil, its burning it. It doesnt just disappear
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It is pretty common. My 2009 was changed at 1,000 miles old to 5w-30. I haven't burned a noticeable amount of oil between changes in ~74k miles.

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doesnt matter what oil I use, I burn through a quart every 1000 miles like clockwork. Pretty sure its the valve seals but I could be wrong.

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