The engine consumes a lot for some reason

- Engine consumes a lot of oil for whatever reason
Latest update date: February 31, 01

Today, the phenomenon of engine oil consumption is a lot of headache problem for car users. Depending on many different factors such as driving conditions, engine load, vehicle type or maintenance time and many other factors leading to different levels of viscosity consumption.

However, if your vehicle experiences excessive consumption of oil, you need to find out why. Can you check it yourself or take the car to the garage to have the technician identify the problem and solve it promptly? Article below Thanh Phong Auto will explain why cars have the engine phenomenon "consume" so much viscous. Stay tuned!

1. What are the signs that the car engine is digesting too much oil?

During operation, a car engine will usually avoid the phenomenon of consuming a small amount of oil, but do you know how much oil the engine consumes, it will be called as much? And once the engine consumes oil, what issues should you care about?

You may not know that engine oil is often very diverse in terms of consumption, and it depends on a number of factors: model, size of engine and manufacturer.

Signs that the car engine is digesting too much oil
Signs that the car engine is digesting too much oil

In case you see some signs like:

  • Engine exhaust appears grayish green.
  • Just below your vehicle there is oil on the floor.
  • After about 5000km, your engine needs a little more oil.

At this point, your engine may be leaking and you need to immediately check and fix the problem right away.

2. How to measure engine oil consumption?

The sequence of steps helps you to measure and determine the most simple oil consumption:

  • Before proceeding to determine the amount of oil consumption, you need to find a flat and dry ground to proceed with parking. Then wait for the oil to drain back to crankcase in about 20-30 minutes.
  • Next, to be able to draw the viscosity outside, open the capo and use a long piece of viscous oil to clean.
  • After cleaning, put the viscous plant back in and continue to remove it again. Now, all you need to do is observe the oil level, if the oil is below full level then you need to add fuel to the engine.
  • Write down the number of kilometers displayed right now on the odometer after you have added enough oil to the engine.
  • Finally, you just need to get the car working normally, but pay attention to the number of kilometers recorded on the clock and 1 week / time you need to check the engine oil level.
How to measure car oil consumption
How to measure car oil consumption

If after that you had to refuel the engine when it was only about 4000 - 5000km, then surely your car is consuming too much oil. It could be an internal problem with the engine, or it could be that the engine has leaked oil.

3. What are the external causes of engine oil leaks?

When engine oil leakage occurs, the most common cause may be a leak from outside the engine. And the engine oil leaked out due to worn out seals or seals.

Engine oil leaks due to external causes
Engine oil leaks due to external causes

Some common locations where engine oil leakage occurs:

  • Engine oil filter position.
  • The taste of diesel oil below the engine.
  • Ventilation valve position of PVC crankshaft box.
  • Locations such as the bonnet and crankshaft tail seals.

To have a deeper and better understanding of this issue, you can read the article "How to fix car oil leaks” to have quick and effective handling measures.

4. What are the internal causes of engine oil consumption?

No different from leaking oil from outside the engine, there are also signs that can identify oil leaks from inside the engine. You may see a layer of engine oil inside the exhaust if engine oil leakage occurs, or you will see the engine exhaust appears green if the problem is more serious.

At the same time, there will be a gradual decrease in the engine oil level. The phenomenon of exhaust gas is green because now the engine oil has been burned in the combustion chamber.

Engine oil consumption due to internal causes
Engine oil consumption due to internal causes

Some reasons for oil to get into the combustion chamber:

  • Wear-resistant caustic soda and silver rings.
  • The heart of the cylinder is worn
  • When the crankshaft box is stuck, the speed of wear of rings, rings, seals increases. At the same time increase the pressure in the crankshaft box, because the oil of the engine can escape.

5. Some habits contribute to oil consumption 

Driving habits consume oil
Driving habits consume oil
  • Vehicles moving on bad roads, hilly roads and especially when the car must load a heavy volume.
  • The vehicle does not use the right type of engine oil as required by the manufacturer.
  • The car uses low-quality oil, which leads to oil leaking onto the combustion chamber and around the cement cylinder with lots of soot.
  • Due to a damaged cooling fan or poor cooling system, the engine overheats.
  • Ignition timing adjusted incorrectly.

With the information about the reasons why the engine of the car is consuming a lot of oil that Thanh Phong Auto shares above, hope to help you easily check the oil of the car, avoid the car being Consume too much lubricant! 

If you want to replace your car's oil yourself, you can read the article: "Be careful when changing car oil” that Thanh Phong shared. Anytime you need to maintain or repair any problems on your car, please rest assured to come to Thanh Phong Auto. Thanh Phong promises to bring you the most satisfaction.

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