Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'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 doesnt have any oil on it what do you think?
Two thoughts come to mind. 1. You have an oil leak. 2. You have an engine
thats 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 youre lucky itll be one of those parts. If
youre unlucky the engine may have an internal problem that is going
to run into some money to repair.