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Old 19 Nov 2012, 10:09 pm
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so im looking at geting a pt. but ive heard they burn thru oil. such as using a quart of oil every 250-500 miles. does anyone hve this problem and is this a problem with pt's?
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Old 19 Nov 2012, 10:28 pm
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so im looking at geting a pt. but ive heard they burn thru oil. such as using a quart of oil every 250-500 miles. does anyone hve this problem and is this a problem with pt's?
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Old 20 Nov 2012, 12:38 am
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126K and I go 8k between changes w/o adding oil.

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Old 20 Nov 2012, 02:08 am
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114Kmiles and i go 7,500 miles between oil changes. Never had to add oil in between changes.

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Old 20 Nov 2012, 06:02 am
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110+K, go 5,000 miles between changes, use no oil.
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Old 20 Nov 2012, 08:32 am
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i have a heavy foot, 248k miles...

....mine don't burn, it leaks (:
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Old 20 Nov 2012, 01:05 pm
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Uh, honestly.. that's not really a make-specific trait that you could attach to the PT brand.. some cars are known for bad head gaskets and other issues, but the only correlation between 'burning oil' and owning a PT is poor maintenance and bad owners (either previously or currently).
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Old 20 Nov 2012, 08:13 pm
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No, these are very good on oil consumption.
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Old 21 Nov 2012, 12:25 am
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120,000+ change oil ever 4000 never have added oil and mine is mostly running 70-80 so id say BUSTED on the 250-500 miles theory
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Old 21 Nov 2012, 07:09 pm
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I work at a dealer, and I honestly have never seen a PT that was burning oil.

The only major engine problem I've seen is on a few 2007 models with between 30-50k miles, the crankshaft started walking back and forth and blew out the main seals, requiring engine overhaul/replacement.

But even then, with the hundreds of PTs I've been around over the years, there have only been a few with that crankshaft problem, so it's rare to say the least.
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