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I have a 2013 LX with 140,000 miles. Over the years I have kept up consistently with the oil changes every 3,000-5,000. About 2-4 months ago I noticed the engine using oil so I’ve topped it off with around 2 quarts every 500-1,000 miles. I spoke with the local KIA service manager who basically said since the engine is using oil that leads to engine failure. From experience is there any confirmation to this?
 

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Not necessarily. Our '11 2.0T was using a qt @ 500 miles, ran great no problems except the oil consumption probably caused the cylinders becoming eggshapes from the heat.
Spoke with Kia direct (800 number), told them about the oil subsumption, received what I call a claim number. then made appt. with dealer. They changed oil/filter and sent me on my way to return after 800/1000 miles, so returned after 740 miles and was down 2 qts. Dealer called Kia and they authorized a new engine, this was at 172,000 miles.

Just make certain the car is using oil at @ 500 miles, if at the 1,000 mile mark they won't do anything, so just drive it and wait until the consumption gets worse, then you won't be wasting time/money needlessly.
 

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GM says their engines will use up to a qt on a regular oil change. My Silverado with 57,000 on it does use oil SMH
 

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GM says their engines will use up to a qt on a regular oil change. My Silverado with 57,000 on it does use oil SMH
That Chevy comes with a 7500 mile oil/filter change interval, so if one qt is used in that period of time I would consider it far from a problem.
 

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Hey, it's not a Kia/Hyundai. The wife's car '04 Acura TL 115,000 miles also not a drop, however quite a few makes/models use oil, e.g. BMW, Audi, etc in fact, they state a qt. every 600-700 miles is acceptable. If so, junk engines as far as I'm concerned.
 

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With the oil usage and high mileage (140K) would a high mileage oil or even a synthetic be sufficient?

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Our 2011 EX uses zero oil between 6k changes, using 5w30 Valvoline synthetic.
Our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel uses zero on 8k changes with 5w40 Rotella T6.
 

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With the oil usage and high mileage (140K) would a high mileage oil or even a synthetic be sufficient?

JT
Just use any oil you desire and the engine will be happy. I use 5-30 synthetic from Costo $27 for 10 qts.
Have also used Sam' club semi 5-30 $1.70 p/qt. The only reason I use the synthetic is because of the price, it's cheaper than dino.
If it gets down around the 400/500 miles p/qt you may be in for a new engine, courtesy of Kia.
 

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I have a 2013 LX with 140,000 miles. Over the years I have kept up consistently with the oil changes every 3,000-5,000. About 2-4 months ago I noticed the engine using oil so I’ve topped it off with around 2 quarts every 500-1,000 miles. I spoke with the local KIA service manager who basically said since the engine is using oil that leads to engine failure. From experience is there any confirmation to this?
I had the same issue with my 2011 K5 at 159,243 miles. I requested a consumption test done and I qualified for a new engine.
 

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As stated in a post above:
Spoke with Kia direct (800 number), told them about the oil consumption, received what I call a claim number. then made appt. with dealer. Dealer changed oil/filter and sent me on my way to return after 800/1000 miles, so returned after 740 miles and was down 2 qts. Dealer called Kia and they authorized a new engine, this was at 172,000 miles.
 

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As stated in a post above:
Spoke with Kia direct (800 number), told them about the oil consumption, received what I call a claim number. then made appt. with dealer. Dealer changed oil/filter and sent me on my way to return after 800/1000 miles, so returned after 740 miles and was down 2 qts. Dealer called Kia and they authorized a new engine, this was at 172,000 miles.
I am having the same issue with oil consumption but I am at 199,xxx miles. I assumed it was normal with that mileage. Why is Kia authorizing new motors with such high mileage? Just curious before I call the number to see if it’s worth my time. 2012 EX.
 

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Because of all the engine problems, Kia instituted an engine lifetime mileage warranty for all owners, so regardless of the mileage, if they deem the engine kaput, or a problem, they'll do a replacement.
I'd say oil consumption needs to be @ a qt p/500 miles before they'll act on the issue.
 
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