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    Oil consumption

    I had a long runing problem of consuming 1litre of oil every 1000miles (near enough on the dot) but was runing 5w30 semi synth, so was hoping that was the main problem.

    However having switched to 10w40 im now using a litre every 1500 miles.

    What are the main causes of oil usage in the z20let?

    Im assuming its going to be turbo but dont suffer much smoke, apart from if I have given it the beans, let it cool a bit then start (always allowing some idle tickover time before turning off mind)
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    I thought it leaked onto the center caps !!!

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    Oi coo ya bugger!


    Hopefully have new center caps for next season :|
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    I use 10w40 semi synthetic and i dont loose any noticable amount of oil.

    Change it every few thousand miles normally.
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    some oil will be burned an a bit will be from the turbo

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    Well only had full service done 2 and a half weeks ago

    Guessing its most likely to be the oil seals in turbo?

    Wayhey time for a vxr unit
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