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> 2004 S60 Oil Loss
tractorj
post Dec 26 2012, 10:54 AM
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At around 150k miles, my 2004 s60 started losing oil at a rate of about a quart and half between oil changes. There is no smoking and the engine appears to be clean without leaks/puddles. I have been using synthetic oil since 30k miles. Any ideas what is causing the loss?

Edit: oil changes are when the maintenance indicator appears (7k miles?), and at least every 4 or 5 months.

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post Dec 26 2012, 11:21 AM
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You don't say how long the interval is between your oil changes, in time or miles.
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You need to check for excessive crankcase pressure. This is very common and is caused by a restricted PCV/breater box. The excessive pressure pushed small amounts of oil into the cylinders. Remove the dipstick while running. If you see a smokey vapor coming out then the PCV box is likly plugged. Always better to check this with a manometer/gauge
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