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Old 11-08-2016, 12:46 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Question Mobil 1 5W30 Being Burned Like Crazy?

2005 Maxima SE. 173000 KMS (107497 Miles) I am going through 1 small bottle which is what about a Quart or basically a Litre if you will every month. My average speeds are around 120-140kph (80-95mph) on the highway give or take. I have no oil leaks that are visible mechanics have checked and no spotting under the car. I use a great oil filter, Purolator PureOne. I have new NGK platinum plugs. New throttle body. New PCV Valve. Been burning it all summer spring and now fall too apparently. ITS ****ING EXPENSIVE. $15 for one small bottle. $60 for the large 4.4L bottle. Which is what the car takes for a change just about (4.25L to be exact I believe)

Is this what you guys are burning on yours?

I've owned 3 4th gen maximas running Castrol GTX and I never had problems. I never had to top up my oil once between changes. Now I'm topping it up every 2 weeks on my new max.

I ran Redline complete fuel system cleaner back in the spring. It smoothed the car out a bit. But eh... I can't think of much else to do.

Should I just switch back to Castrol GTX? Its literally 1/3 the cost of Mobil 1. What performance am I really getting here if I have to constantly deal with this.
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