Excessive oil consumption?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by dnaeye, Mar 1, 2020.

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  1. dnaeye

    dnaeye New Member

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    Today I noticed that the old oil that drained out only amounted to like 2-2.5 quarts. I always put in 4.5 quarts, so I think it's crazy that I could've burned through half the oil between oil changes. For context, I have a 2013 Prius Three and the last time I changed the oil, the odometer was at 75,500 miles. For today's oil change, I was at 83,790 miles, for a difference of 8,290 miles between oil changes. By the way, I used Mobil One High Mileage 0W-20 both times.

    Do I need to get my car checked out, or is this not unusual?
     
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    Have you used the dipstick to check the oil level from time to time?

    Or isnt that necessary?
     
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    Yup I used to do this

    The same problem I was facing
     
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    Not necessary, there’s 2 people that I know who says it’s an option.
     
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    By the way, what was the reason to transition to high mileage oil?
     
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