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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:50 am    Post subject: Maxda5 Oil Consumption Reply with quote

Hi. My Mazda5 TS2 is using way too much oil. A dipstick's worth lasts less than 1000 miles. It regularly (and very clearly) produces a plume of gery/blue smoke on startup and under hard acceleration when cold (initally at least so I am told). It has always been a bit of a rough starter. A mate is suggesting valve stem seals but warns it might be piston rings too. Is there any way I can tell (as I suspect seals are much cheaper to fix than rings). Ta
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Maxda5 Oil Consumption Reply with quote

How's that oil consumption issue doing these days.
2004 MPV LX (Plus Pkg, Traction and Airbag Pkg, All Sport Pkg, Roof Rack, 108k miles) Cosmic Sand
1999 Buick Regal LS (Leather Pkg, auto climate control,alloys, 124,000 miles) Desert Sand
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