197 oil consumption

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

  1. Kylefar

    Kylefar

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    Car:
    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

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    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

    Cossers

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    Hi there, that sounds like a lot of oil tbh! Best get it checked out.
     
  4. Legend@wheels

    Legend@wheels Gold Member

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    exactly as rich said
     
  5. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    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 Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    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

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    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
  8. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    You are right, 5w-40.
     

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