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Oil Consumption Letter from GM

Has Anyone received a letter like this from GM?

I am assuming there have been oil consumption issues raised with GM?




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crap i better go check my mailbox for that too. i haven't burnt a drop or lost a drop since i've purchased the car. i'm on to 15k miles now with the manual
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crap i better go check my mailbox for that too. i haven't burnt a drop or lost a drop since i've purchased the car. i'm on to 15k miles now with the manual
Mine does not use oil either at 19.5K, but many do. I am figuring there have been complaints regarding this, hence this letter.

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you know i have heard about a few engines that had the first and second piston ring line up and kill the motor in 300 miles due to oil consumption. the ls2s. i dunno about you or anyone else but 300 miles is less than a tankful of gasoline for me seeing how i normally get 350+ miles to a tankful.
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Well I allways check my oil once a week (must be because I used to have a VW) I was a 1/2 quirt after 2,000 miles other than that I think this is normal. I have yet to see a hi HP engine not burn alittle oil.
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I received the letter yesterday. Mine doesn't burn any oil, but I don't drive my GTO aggressively.

For those that haven't received the letter. The letter says the GTO may burn oil if driven aggressively. Aggressively meaning pushed beyond 3000 rpm to redline on a regular basis and engine braking frequently.

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my 06 with 7500 miles doesn,t use any but i recieved my notice saturday but iam waiting for the notice concering strut rub on my tires.
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Yup, Saturday. Read it and filed it under Pontiac CYA, then checked the level and it was still at the top mark with a little over a grand on the clock. I suspect its an internal oil consumption issue related to the PVC valve. I wonder if the Vettes have the same problem and got a letter from Chevy?
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Received mine last Friday. Since I have so few miles on mine GTO, I haven't worried about this, but I should get back in the habit of checking all fluid levels on my cars during refueling.
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I received mine in the mail today. My 2006 Quicksilver GTO has 7500 miles and has not used any oil to date.
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