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which cars leak the most oil? #4777320
06/04/18 02:57 PM
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Coastal South Carolina
edwardh1 Offline OP
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maybe we need a poll.
my votes are
-90s buicks- oil pans
- any year Nissan maxima, lots of places

your nominations?


These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777328
06/04/18 03:06 PM
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N.C.
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Old Volkswagen Beatles.......by a mile! Iíve owned three Maximas, 1981, 1986, and 1992. None leaked oil. The 1981 would talk to you!

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777329
06/04/18 03:07 PM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Chicago,IL,USA
my '95 mercury mystique (ford contour with leather seats):
the dipstick tube rusted.
OK after repair.


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777332
06/04/18 03:09 PM
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Washington for now
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Washington for now
Subarus

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777335
06/04/18 03:11 PM
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The Motor City
Kestas Offline
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The Motor City
Mercedes.

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777339
06/04/18 03:17 PM
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Illinois
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Illinois
My two Fords still don't have any oil leaks.


2007 Ford Fusion 243,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 71K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777342
06/04/18 03:21 PM
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California
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California
Mine when I pinched the oil thermostat gasket. It made a fountain when first started up. Oil pressure warning never lit - glad my dad was spotting to tell me shut it down before I made any more of a puddle.


1998 V70 GLT / 202k miles [10w-30 Valvoline Syn w/ Maxlife Tech + Mann W917 filter]

"Use yah blinkah!"

"Be nice. The alternative involves an air horn and 7000 lumens of high beam."
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777347
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Utah
CKN Offline
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Utah
Ones with bad gaskets.........


Useless post of the day................

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777348
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San Rafael, CA
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I've had only American cars (many GMs, a few Fords, and one Dodge) and NONE of them (despite most of them being old with high mileage) were really leakers. Now my mom's 95 Honda Accord, that one leaks from a bunch of places.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~96K Miles
Valvoline 5W-20 from Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777356
06/04/18 03:32 PM
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USA
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The BEST Iíve even seen was a 2003(?) Chevrolet Cavalier with the EcoTec that I used to maintain. Incredibly clean at 200,000+ miles.


Whatever's on sale...
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777376
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Central NY
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Central NY
Jeep 4.0s have always been known as major leakers.

Friend of mine had a Jeep 4.0 that leaked out of:
- Head Gasket (right side, oil)
- Rear Main seal (very bad leak - 7 quarts in 140 miles)
- Timing Cover
- Oil Pressure Sensor
- Oil Pan gasket.

Mine started hemorrhaging out of the oil pan gasket. I had the thing 60 or 70K miles and never touched it. 3 of the bolts backed out. Turns out someone else was in the engine at some point and changed out the rear main seal (incorrectly) and never tightened the 3 bolts under the exhaust manifold. It just took a while before it started leaking bad.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
01 F-350 4x4 5M
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: Kestas] #4777378
06/04/18 03:54 PM
06/04/18 03:54 PM
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Rainville, USA
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Rainville, USA
Originally Posted By: Kestas
Mercedes.
the old 616/617 diesels do seem to weep but run absolutely forever. They have such large sumps and seems to just drip a little itís often not a problem, and many are pushing 40yrs d
Too smile

Still, that PITCH BLACK diesel oil does seem to make it appear worse, and itís impossible to getoff cement


Cars I maintain:
02 Mercedes CLK430-Edge 0w40
05 Honda Accord V6-Maxlife 5w30
13 Lexus RX350 AWD-M1 AFE 0w20
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4 M1 5w30
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777379
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Specific Ocean
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Specific Ocean
The ones I've seen commonly leak from are those with rubber stamped metal gaskets regardless of make. The ones that seem to hold well are sealed using OEM RTV.


Shin Gekiretsu Shin'ou'hou
01 Toyota Tundra 2WD V8 4.7L
02 Chevy Silverado C1500 V8 5.3L
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777387
06/04/18 03:59 PM
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CA
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BMWís. All of em.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 190K - Idemitsu ZEPRO Adv. Moly 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 137K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777391
06/04/18 04:01 PM
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Upper Midwest
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Upper Midwest
My BMW essentially never stops leaking oil, I'm on a rotation schedule for gasket replacement. But like painting a bridge, when you get to the end it's time to start over again.


1994 BMW 530i, 242K
1996 Honda Accord, 277K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 418K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 281K
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