197 oil consumption

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Kylefar, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Kylefar


    RS 197
    done an oil service about 1500km back
    10w 40 liqi molly fully synthetic

    I would say roughly every 600km so far vehicle informs top up oil is this normal? I have checked for leaks and can not find anything. This will be the 2nd 1L top up since Service

  2. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Clio 200
    You've used 2L in 1500KM (~1000miles), that is very high. I had consumption similar to that once.....had a hole in the top of a piston!

    If it's not leaking, then it is being consumed - either bottom end (piston rings) or top end (valve stem seals). I would say at those levels you're probably looking at piston rings, but a leak down test will tell you. At the very minimum you could do a compression test, but that only tells you that you have a problem, not where the problem is.
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  3. Cossers


    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Hi there, that sounds like a lot of oil tbh! Best get it checked out.
  4. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

    Clio 200
    exactly as rich said
  5. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    you can do a "wet" compression test which if higher than the dry test is usually the rings - handy if you dont have anything other then a comp tester
  6. Doogle

    Doogle Paid Member

    BMW e46 330cd
    That is high. In approx almost 10k miles I have used almost 2L of oil through top ups and mines now on 115k.

    Dont these Clios like 5w-30?
  7. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    In my opinion 5W-40 is correct oil. What is mileage?
    For example, my Clio 197 uses 0.5 litres / 5000kilometer.
    My car mileage is 110.000km.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018 at 6:28 AM
  8. Doogle

    Doogle Paid Member

    BMW e46 330cd
    You are right, 5w-40.

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