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08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption #4482272
08/07/17 08:50 PM
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A family member of mine has a 08 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD with the 2.4 non turbo. It's consuming a quart about every 1,000 miles with no leaks for smoke. Me and the dealer are both thinking it may have stuck oil rings causing it. Do any of you might know what could be causing it ?

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4482276
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I haven't run into that yet, I would check/replace the PCV valve if it has one. We really don't do very many repairs on 2.4s.

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4482506
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That's a lot.
My experience is 1 quart every 5k in both a company ride and a family members car.
Company ride had 90k on it, sis car had 156k.
Try a quart of MMO about 500 miles before your next oil change.
Maxlife may help as well, I like the 10w30. In Tennessee, you should be fine with the 10w.


beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.
Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: beanoil] #4482750
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Just changed the oil yesterday with maxlife 5w30 and a supertech 10086 filter. (Walmart doesn't have much of a filter selection lately).

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4482896
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How many miles are on it? Might be time to step up to 15w-40


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Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4482907
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Definitely try a new PCV valve first.
Then, try:

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4483053
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if needed piston soak is a good step, just not with SeaFoam. Berryman's B-12 liquid ($3.23 at WM)and MMO in the crankcase IMO is a better approach
Steve



Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4483149
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150,000. It's been using oil since around 40,000. And this one does not have a pcv valve. It has a rubber hose that runs from the valve cover to the air filter box.

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: steve20] #4483169
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Originally Posted By: steve20
if needed piston soak is a good step, just not with SeaFoam. Berryman's B-12 liquid ($3.23 at WM) and MMO in the crankcase IMO is a better approach
Steve

THIS.


2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 5.4L V8 ~132k miles
-> PPHM 5w-20 w/Fram Ultra
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L TBI V8 ~48k miles
-> Milesyn SB 5w-30 w/Puro Boss
Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4483309
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Originally Posted By: Justin94
A family member of mine has a 08 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD with the 2.4 non turbo. It's consuming a quart about every 1,000 miles with no leaks for smoke. Me and the dealer are both thinking it may have stuck oil rings causing it. Do any of you might know what could be causing it ?


PCV malf is at the top of my list. Many of our fleet trucks use fixed orifice (no valves), very subject to clogging at high miles. Clear that first.

Then it's Kreen for a thorough cleaning....

Last edited by SteveSRT8; 08/09/17 04:46 AM.

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Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4484218
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Justin94 Offline OP
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How long should I run the Kreen ? And I only get to service the vehicle 3-4 times a year.

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4484279
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Originally Posted By: Justin94
How long should I run the Kreen ? And I only get to service the vehicle 3-4 times a year.


We have used the stuff for years now in almost every type of car you could imagine. It works very quickly, and I typically run it for at least 500 miles or so.

Amazing results, go to Kano Labs...


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: oil_film_movies] #4485565
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Definitely try a new PCV valve first.
Then, try:


Blowing the solvent out the plugs, and then using the turkey baster seemed pointless. crazy

If anything, do that operation in reverse.

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: SteveSRT8] #4485567
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: Justin94
A family member of mine has a 08 Dodge Caliber R/T AWD with the 2.4 non turbo. It's consuming a quart about every 1,000 miles with no leaks for smoke. Me and the dealer are both thinking it may have stuck oil rings causing it. Do any of you might know what could be causing it ?


PCV malf is at the top of my list. Many of our fleet trucks use fixed orifice (no valves), very subject to clogging at high miles. Clear that first.

Then it's Kreen for a thorough cleaning....


What's your process for using the Kreen?

Re: 08 Dodge Cailber R/T 2.4 Oil Consumption [Re: Justin94] #4485654
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Kreen is simple. 16 oz in the oil and 16 oz in the fuel. Drive it for around 500 miles or so, then change the oil.

It's very volatile and evaporates quickly so it also cleans your PCV setup as well. Money back warranty with no baloney. Been made since the 50's or 60's.


"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix
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