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Old 22 Jul 2008, 12:59 pm
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Well I have a 06 Mitsubishi Endeavor which is my 2nd favorite vehicle next to my PT...It only has 33000US miles...I had a oil change done at a dealera few months back. I drove it 12 hours to Vernon BC Canada 2 weeks ago. My wife noticed a clicking sound so we pulled over to gas up...I checked the oil and there was no oil on the dipstick. I added a litre...still no oil...another 1/2 litre still no oil on dipstick...I drove to a lube shop....no leaks found...2 more litres added. My Endeavor holds4.5 litres.....a total of 3.5 litres was added. This is a complete mystery...I am not burning blue smoke, no leaks...the lube shop stated the dealer may not have put enuuf oil in. I watch the dipstick daily now and everything seems OK. Any advice to this MYSTERY????I phoned the dealer that did the oil change but he said I never would have made it this long if they shorted me 3.5 litres. He insists I am burning oilo
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:44 pm
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Default Re: Missing Oil Mystery?

Phil.
I seriously don't think that you could burn that much oil in the time you drove it without seeing a high cloud of smoke from the tail pipe, but it's hard to believe you didn't burn up the engine if you drove around all that time with only one litre of oil.

Get underneath and look for any signs of oil. Your already watching the dipstick.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 02:36 pm
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i think the dealership didnt put the right amount in when they changed it, you are not burning it as you would be sending smoke signals !! and if it was leaking you would have lakes for stains somewhere let us know what you find out
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 02:41 pm
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No leaks...no smoke
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Old 23 Jul 2008, 06:17 am
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im thinking they screwed up and didnt put much oil back in after the change
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Old 24 Jul 2008, 07:34 am
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im thinking they screwed up and didnt put much oil back in after the change
Evidence sure points to that.
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