Why is my Skoda Yeti 1.8 TSI drinking oil?

My 2010 petrol 1.8 TSI is drinking oil at 65,000 miles. The missing engine gasket has been replaced (and the sump protector emptied). Would a quality mineral oil last longer than synthetic?

Asked on 10 May 2017 by jeremypaulevans@hotmail.com

Answered by Honest John
Unfortunately it's a fundamental and well known problem with the piston oil rings of this engine. But it is marginally possible that you'll get better mileage out of a 'semi'-synthetic oil than a 'fully'-synthetic. There are also oil additives to slow the oil use down. But there is no quick and easy long-term solution.
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