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    Question 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    Hello: I'm new to this site and have been reading some of the oil-change threads. I take my 2002 Elantra to my local mechanic every 3000 (or a bit more) miles for an oil change. The car has just about 80K on it, and lately it's been running low on oil between changes. I usually have to add 2 quarts. My mechanic says it's not leaking. Is it normal for a 2002 Elantra to use (or burn) 2 quarts of oil during a 3000-mile interval? Should I bring it to the dealer before the warranty runs out? (I more than likely will hit 100K before 2006 winds down.)

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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    I have a 2002 gt thats around 70 with no problems...but i'd have them take a look at it....although that might not be covered under the 100k warrenty

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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    Have you changed the PCV valve in the last 40k miles? It is possible tha PCV is stuck closed, forcing the crankcase to build up pressure and push oil past the rings. It's also possible that something else is wrong. I would try the inexpensive fix first and then take it into the dealer. With that much oil being burnt, you should see some smoke.

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    Thank you for mentioning the PCV valve as a possible culprit. My mechanic put a new one in this morning, so hopefully that will solve the problem. Guess I'll be obsessively checking the oil level from now on.

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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    1 quart of oil per 1000 miles is considered as excessive oil consuption for any car. At 2 qts per 3k it's just under a hair for excessive, by the way you only need to change the oil in the elantra every 7500 miles, not 3000, you're just wasting money changing it at 3k.
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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    Were is the PCV valve located?

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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    mines having the same problem the last 2-3 changes and im at 62ish. i never see any smoke though. guess ill see about replacing the pcv valve
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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilanpro
    Were is the PCV valve located?
    Its the metal nipple coming out of the back of the valve cover.Thats it
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    Default Re: 2002 Elantra burning oil?

    BobMs_wht2k2
    is right on target.
    Your PCV valve is most likely clogged. This is a very inexpensive part to change.
    Have you noticed any blue or grayish white smoke coming from the tailpipe.
    this would indicate another problem. Start with the PCV valve.

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