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I've got an 06 6 speed with 7,500 miles on it over that last 15 months. I've had to add oil to it twice!!!:WTF I've got no mods to the car other than cat back exhaust.

The first time at around 3,000 miles I added a 1/2 quart. The second time around 7,300 miles I had to add a full quart! I thought the "check oil level" light was wrong.

Consequently I heard some of the LS2 GTO guys got written notices from Pontiac that they should check the oil every time they get fuel and that "agressive" driving (over 3,000rpms or using engine braking) could cause significant oil consumption. Its basically a pre-excuse letter that Pontiac put out that says if you don't check your oil and your car seizes, its not our fault! Thats funny, i didn't get any notice from GM, isn't it the same engine?

Anyone else get a letter on their Vette or experience the same rapid oil consumption? :lookinup:
 

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My .02

Your engine will [probably] give you amble warning if the engine is starved for oil, via the DIC. So you don't have to worry about the engine seizing due to lack of oil.

My C6 has used a half-quart of oil twice. I attribute this to aggressive driving. I like running high revs. Mine is a MN6.

Burning oil is different from consuming oil.

I've read that during high revs, the oil may run thru the emiisions tubes. I don't know much about this, but they sell 'catch cans' to catch the oil that goes this way.
 

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For aggressive driving, GM states to add an extra 1/2 quart to your crankcase.

1/2 quart every 3000 miles is considered normal and should not be a concern. :thumbsup:

IMO,I would be more concerned about you oil change intervals . 7500+ miles.
 

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My C6 is stock too and I have added oil many times if I am running the car hard. I check my oil level every time I fill up and add half a quart if it is low. I would not wait until the engine oil level light comes on.
 

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LS1s used a lot of oil--sometimes a qt / 1k. Have not heard the same about LS2s, and I've used none in 4000 miles--changed at 2000, and show 2/3s oil life--about what I would expect as I don't drive like my grandmother. :spanked: Still and all, 1/2 qt every 1k would be nothing to worry about.
 
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