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'98 Isuzu Rodeo, Oil Eater

Q: I changed the oil in my ‘98 Isuzu Rodeo and after about 1500 miles I checked the oil level and the dip stick did not show any oil on it so I added about a quart to the engine and now after driving about another 500 miles the oil stick still doesn’t have any oil on it what do you think?

A: Two thoughts come to mind. 1. You have an oil leak. 2. You have an engine that’s eating oil. If the condition occurred just after an oil service I would suggest a close inspection of the oil filter and oil drain plug for leakage. If you’re lucky it’ll be one of those parts. If you’re unlucky the engine may have an internal problem that is going to run into some money to repair.

 
     
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