but if you have oil burning or leaking issues, i ask:
-how religiously was the oil changed following the recommended OCIs is not always correct most times change it sooner.
-consistent use of the same brand and type of oil
-frequent short trips
-not burning the carbon out of the engine or doing upper cylinder cleanings
-not waiting for engine oil to come to temp. before loading the engine.
I follow the mfg scheduled maintenance since I pre-pay the service. I am hoping the dealer I go to uses consistent brand and oil type. Yes, the 3.6R is my wife's, and she uses it about 20 miles a day running short errands. I don't remember if I've ever done cylinder cleaning. We drive like grandma on the surface road for safety reason :), so no, we don't load the engine. I do go fast on the freeway, but I don't drive this 3.6R often.
Thanks for sharing!
When i say load the engine, i mean staring the car and driving away. normal driving loads an engine which in turn load the contact points. if the engine oil is not up to temp it behaves as a thinner oil and will not protect as well as when it is at 212 F.
even in naturally aspirated cars let the car warm up for 5-10 mins when its the first start-up of the day.
upper cyclinder cleaning prevent carbon deposite build up. when those deposits build up and then get knocked loose they can scratch/scrap the side wall of the cylinders. im sure your old enough to have heard of the Italian tune-up. running engines at higher loads and rpm aka driving hard. for periods of time aka on the high way, help burn some of the deposits away before knocking loose.
also CRC GDI and intake cleaner is a great product to use. i highly highly recommend it. also having the PCV valve looked at or replaced would help.
im getting off topic but my point is that we contribute to vehicle problems. i drive fast and way to hard but only after everything has warmed up and i let everything cool down before turning off. but in the future if the dealer told be that there is suspension issues or the engine is showing signs of wear i would not be surprised.
so far i dont burn a lick of oil.
also coming from a honda is a hard compare. my girls 07 toyota is bullit proof. i changes the fluids regularly. she will never kill that thing. the suspension could use all new bushings but im not putting that work into the car cause i dont drive it, she does. its not important to her and she cant even feel it.
good luck with your cars. if you want tips PM me and ill answer back but this is not the thread for this.