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Old 11th July 2011
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Default 97-x oil consumption

We have a 2007 97-x with 50k miles (second owner). We've been experiencing oil consumption (i.e. more than two quarts down before logging 3k miles). There are no visible external oil leaks. Just curious if anyone else is experiencing this or if the 5.3 is known for a thirst for oil.
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Old 11th July 2011
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Yeah, check out my cyclinder 1 misfire thread.

You are having the same issue as me. Hopefully yours is still under warranty like mine.

There is a TSB for this issue, it has to do with the cylinder deactivation.
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Next time you are on the highway cruising, and you start to accelerate from 4 to 8 cylinders, look in the rear view. Big puff of blue smoke will be seen the odd time.

Yeah, GM sucks.
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Old 26th July 2011
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Is TAC646 the TSB 'number' I should give the dealer? My 5.3 is burning oil as well.
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Old 26th July 2011
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Nevermind. I just found this tidbit in another thread:


I found this:

UPDATE: TSB 10-6-01-008A
10-06-01-008a

#10-06-01-008A: Engine Oil Consumption on Aluminum Block Engines with Active Fuel Management (AFM) ( Install AFM Oil Deflector and Clean Carbon from Cylinder) - (Sep 28, 2010)


Subject: Engine Oil Consumption on Aluminum Block Engines with Active Fuel Management (AFM) (Install AFM Oil Deflector and Clean Carbon from Cylinder)
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Old 30th July 2011
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So I took my truck To the dealer to have an axle seal replaced and mentioned this TSB. The dealer stated that the most likely cause is a mistake by the tech who performed my last oil change. I'm going to monitor my oil level on a weekly basis and will take it back to the dealer should the level decrease.
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Old 30th July 2011
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yeah right.

Start bring a spreadsheet to the dealer for an oil consumption test. Don't add oil yourself bring it in. Have them note it.

My Saab dealer said right away they had this issue before.
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When I gave the dealers that TSB (GM and Saab) they couldn't find it.
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