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Old 02-14-2020, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default Excessive oil consumption on my 01 SL2 after changing valve cover seal

Hello,

I have a 2001 SL2 with 185k

Changed the valve cover gasket a few months back and it's going though about 2.5 qts per 5k

Before this it was going though about one.

I checked around the gasket and there is nothing leaking out from what I can see. I don't notice oil anywhere on the engine either.

Any idea of what is going on here? I know SL2s burn oil I've had three now. However Im wondering if me changing the gasket had something to do with this.

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Default Re: Excessive oil consumption on my 01 SL2 after changing valve cover seal

That is not excessive.

GM would not replace an engine under warranty unless it used a quart in under 750 miles.

Over 1500 miles per quart is quite good.

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Old 02-22-2020, 12:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Excessive oil consumption on my 01 SL2 after changing valve cover seal

I would say the extra vacuum from sealing up the valve cover is pulling more oil vapor through the PCV.

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