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croll326 10-18-2012 07:22 AM

Oil level was very LOW last night...
Check my oil last night and noticed it was pretty low. I will be getting an oil change in 150 miles - i use the 3750 OCI with full synthetic. I pulled the dipstick, wiped it off, put it back in and then pulled it out. The oil didn't even appear on the dipstick. The car had been sitting for about 2 hours from when I got home. To be safe I added 3/4 of a quart.

It has 119,000 miles and I had a BNR turbo, UP, DP, TMIC, and custom infamous tune since 100k with no problems at all (been about 2 years). I have also notice some stuttering recently when accelerating through 2nd and 3rd gear at mid RPM range. On top of that, a few days ago I had to make an off ramp so I had to get on it to pass some cars and noticed something burning (might have been the crappy dump truck I had to pass).

Just wondering what this might be...

thefultonhow 10-18-2012 07:23 AM

So where are the photos? :iam:

Have you even looked for leaks?

ripemeat 10-18-2012 07:57 AM

boost leak test and compression test :giggity:

croll326 10-28-2012 12:05 PM

getting a compression test. i also have stuttering which seemed the go away for 100 miles after an oil change. this might not be good....

seabass07 10-28-2012 12:15 PM

Boost leak and compression test because low on oil? That's a new one. First look for seepage around the valve cover gaskets. And look for drops of oil running down the oil filter from a bad oil cooler gasket. Rule out external leaks before assuming you're burning oil. Any smoke from tailpipes?

Did you check your oil after adding the 3/4 quart? You were probably a couple of quarts down if the dipstick was completely dry. I'd be more concerned about your bearings and turbo than anything else.

thisisthenewsic 10-28-2012 02:47 PM

Burning oil could be because of bad rings. That being said, a compression/leak down test would be a good idea.
Also check for any leaks under the car to see if you have any major oil leaks.

croll326 10-28-2012 04:48 PM

I have never seen any puddles on the garage floor. I checked today for anything and I saw that where the intercooler is bolted on the passenger side seemed to be wet with oil. Isnt this near the PCV valve? I am planning on replacing that.

Also, I had my local dealer to an oil change and they said that the turbo drain pipe might be leaking? On a side note, I go to the dealer because they let me bring my own oil and filter and charge me $11 labor. For that price, its not worth my time to jack up my car.

ripemeat 10-29-2012 06:17 AM

broken ringlands can cause misfires and of course ring blow-by oil consumption, it's worse when the oil is low.... then when the oil level is fine the misfires subside a bit since oil helps with sealing properties around the piston and rings.

Shello007 11-02-2012 12:12 AM

Not to thread jack, but I have a similar problem, for a long time now. Dipstick is always dry. So signs of leakage. dipstick shows a reading for approx. 1 month after oil change then seems completely dry. I've had this situation, done an oil change, and pretty much ~4 quarts come out. Where is it hiding?

Shello007 11-02-2012 12:20 AM

^Wait a sec!!! isn't this a photo thread? I got caught too?

car_cursed 11-02-2012 02:33 AM

what oil are you using? Have you tried switching to see if that helps?

croll326 11-02-2012 10:35 AM

been use PP 5w30. going to rotella 5w40 next time

JermTheElf 11-02-2012 11:35 AM

I was using castrol 5w-30 up until last change 1000 miles ago. I'd have to add 1/3 of a quart every 1000 miles. So far with rotella 5w40 I haven't had to add any

croll326 11-12-2012 07:57 AM

having 120k service done, new valve cover gaskets, change to 5w40, and a compression test had all cylinders @ 140 PSI, new PCV valve.....any other ideas?

kanazteck261 11-12-2012 07:59 AM

Good that all your cylinders are at 140 psi!

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