I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited with the V8 and I have noticed That I am going through almost 2 quarts in about 3000 miles. I haven't had a chance to crawl around under it yet to see If I can tell were the leak is. I don't notice that it is burning oil. Just wondering if there are any obvious places to look for a leak. Any input would be most appreciated.
05-22-2013 09:33 AM
That's a lot. If it's actually leaking it should be easy to find at that rate. If your engine is consuming it, try changing your PCV valve.
05-22-2013 09:46 AM
valve cover gaskets. The right side on mine is leaking pretty good. I did replace the left side gasket and that took care of the leak on that side. You have to look at the back of the valve cover.
05-22-2013 10:17 AM
Yes, Def. a lot, thanks for the info!
05-22-2013 12:01 PM
Well I replaced the PVC valve on my lunch we'll see if that makes a difference. No noticable leaks seen from under the hood. I have to change the oil this weekend so I get under it with a light and see if I can spot anything.
05-22-2013 01:27 PM
No need to change the oil at only 3k anymore unless you are truly under severe service, that and you've added 2 fresh quarts in that time to boot.
If you've lost 2 quarts from a leak you should have no trouble finding it, it'll look like a small creek!