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which cars leak the most oil? #4777320 06/04/18 01:57 PM
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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?


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Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777328 06/04/18 02:06 PM
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Old Volkswagen Beatles.......by a mile! Ive 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 02:07 PM
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my '95 mercury mystique (ford contour with leather seats):
the dipstick tube rusted.
OK after repair.


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13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
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95 accent
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Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777332 06/04/18 02:09 PM
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Subarus

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777335 06/04/18 02:11 PM
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Mercedes.

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777339 06/04/18 02:17 PM
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My two Fords still don't have any oil leaks.


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2017 Ford Fusion 80K
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Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777342 06/04/18 02:21 PM
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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]

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"Be nice. The alternative involves an air horn and 7000 lumens of high beam."
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777347 06/04/18 02:27 PM
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Ones with bad gaskets.........


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

Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777348 06/04/18 02:27 PM
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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 ~101K Miles: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, Wix Filter.
2001 Chevy Suburban 5.3 ~283K Miles: Unknown Oil, Filter.
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777356 06/04/18 02:32 PM
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The BEST Ive 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 06/04/18 02:51 PM
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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.


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Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: Kestas] #4777378 06/04/18 02:54 PM
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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 its 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 its impossible to getoff cement


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09 Honda Accord V6
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Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777379 06/04/18 02:54 PM
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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.


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My Real Daily: 17 Freightliner M2-106 24' Reefer Box ISB 6.7L - Thermo King T880S
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777387 06/04/18 02:59 PM
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BMWs. All of em.


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2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 140K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: which cars leak the most oil? [Re: edwardh1] #4777391 06/04/18 03:01 PM
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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, 250K
1996 Honda Accord, 280K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 425K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 284K
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