View Full Version : 6.0 oil loss?


chevbon
12-03-2011, 10:24 PM
Hi guys. Ever since I got my car, I noticed that I was losing a little bit of oil every once in a while. Not sure where the loss was coming from, but I was talking to a guy today and according to him a lot of GTOs use oil and GM never solved the problem. Is this true? What do you think?

Death{AW}
12-03-2011, 11:17 PM
yea GM used to send letter to all GTO owner that its normal for GTO to use oil but in my opinion they did it so they dont have to do recall on those cars.

scphilli
12-04-2011, 08:50 PM
How much oil are you losing/consuming?

chevbon
12-04-2011, 10:16 PM
Not much, pretty minimal. Just wanted to see if it was common or something I should worry about.

Nmbr1GMfan
12-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Take a look inside the intake manifold.

Slo4
12-05-2011, 07:52 AM
"Minimal" amount of oil consumption for a 6 speed, depending on driving habits, is normal. Some do burn more than they should though.

RsSean
12-05-2011, 07:59 AM
1 quart every 2k miles is considered normal. Easy way to tell is change the oil fill to the top of the hatch marks. After 2k mile it is at the very bottom of the hatch marks that is 1qt

gconnoyer
12-05-2011, 10:40 AM
Leaving it in gear on decel? Or a downshifter?

Never had a problem burning oil with mine.

chevbon
12-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Leaving it in gear on decel? Or a downshifter?

Never had a problem burning oil with mine.

Usually take it out of gear, but I do some fun driving every once in a while too :)

GTOSE
12-05-2011, 01:04 PM
It's pretty common with LS2's.

Just gotta keep an eye on it every few thousand miles. :)

ULTIMATEORANGESS
12-05-2011, 07:52 PM
manuals will tend to use more if you keep them in higher RPM ranges in lower gears.

PontiacPOWA
12-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Take a look inside the intake manifold.

exactly. i opened the throttle blade and pointed a flashlight inside mine and the entire thing was coated. its coming from the pcv hose connected to the throttle body. i installed a catch can recently and hopefully it makes a diffrence.

Slo4
12-09-2011, 12:11 AM
1 quart every 2k miles is considered normal. Easy way to tell is change the oil fill to the top of the hatch marks. After 2k mile it is at the very bottom of the hatch marks that is 1qt

2+ between oil changes (assuming one waits 5,000 miles to change the oil) should not be considered normal :soapbox:. I've had 3 LS2s, current is a stock a4 and does not burn a drop. Had a cammed m6 that burnt about a quart between changes and also had a cam/maggie/etc m6 that maybe burned half a quart between changes. Yes i know have had a lot of goats...