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Thanks your for helping me with my last querie and I would like to ask another question.
I find that I have needed to top up my oil level between services since my car was new. Is this normal?
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You have come through to the wrong section. This is the Australian Law Section.

I will ask they moderator move you to category Kia/Car

Please be patient.

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Gary
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Hello Vonni,

What make, model and kms on your car now?

Many cars do consume between services.

How much do you need to add?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Gary
My car is a 2016 Kia Cerato Premium and it has about 36.000 kms on it now and I bought it new 18 months ago. I probably need to add approximately 500 mls between services and seem to hear a rattling noise in the motor when I start the car when the oil is down just a bit - just under the full line.
I drove 2nd hand cars for years and was constantly checking the oil and I didn't think I would need to check it so constantly with a new vehicle.
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Vonni

Hi Vonni,

Many cars have long service intervals now.

Plus some other factors that contribute to oil consumption.

I like to do an intermediate oil change between the normal services.

500ml would be about average for some cars.

I've seen specs of 2.5 litres per 10000km as allowable max.

Can you find out what oil is being used in your car please?

Gary

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Gary
Caltex Havoline Premium Plus10W-30API SM/CF,ILSAC GF-4
Vonni

Ok, that sounds ok.

Have you mentioned your consumption to your Kia service advisor?

I run an additive made by Nulon or Slick50 in all of my cars.

Reduces oil consumption, and longer engine life.

Gary

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Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assist to you.

Kind regards.

Gary

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you for your help Gary it is much appreciated - I don't have any more questions so thanks again for your assistance which has eased my mind greatly.
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Vonni

You're welcome Vonni.

Please come back anytime if you need any further advice.

A good evening to you.

Gary

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