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2002 Lexus IS 300 Base 4dr Sedan Manual Trans

2002 Lexus IS 300
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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June 13, 2013, 6:05 pm

Bradley D

Question: oil burning follow up

Ive been putting in full syn. Would high mileage oil last longer?

Cannot find any oil on he engine or on the floor and it does not smoke at all. It loses about a quart a month. It's a mystery, It does however have 202000 miles on the inline 6 eng...
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Asked by Bradley D June 11, 2013, 5:25 pm 1 reply

June 15, 2013, 11:57 am

Ron W
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Sounds like it is burning oil (even if it doesn't smoke much or at all.) Pretty common for high mileage engines. At this point, I don't think it matters which oil you use, the engine is close to the end of its useful life, so just make sure its full and changed regally. that will make it last as long as it possibly can.

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