How much oil does your high miler use? - local yokel
My 170k 405 TD has used about 0.1 to 0.2 of a litre in 5,000 miles - and does 45 mpg to boot.
How much oil does your high miler use? - gsb
165k 406 2.1 td about the same maybe a little less every 6k,
How much oil does your high miler use? - DP
120k Mondeo 1.8TD - Half a litre in the last 6k (MAX to half on dipstick)

Cheers
DP
How much oil does your high miler use? - cheddar
109k TDCi 130, none between services usually every 10 to 11k. 5k since last service and still on max on the dipstick.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Archie
170k 1.8 Vectra, nothing between 5k oil and filter changes, 70k 1.4 Puma 1/2 litre every 1500 miles.
How much oil does your high miler use? - mss1tw
70k 1.4 Puma 1/2 litre every 1500 miles.


Something sounds a bit FUBAR there.
How much oil does your high miler use? - artful dodger {P}
My Fiat 2.4 litre TD on 89K has used about 0.5 litre in 5,000 miles.


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How much oil does your high miler use? - BogStandard
200k Saab 900 T16S (1988): 1 litre every 6000 miles. Just made it between services without a top up. Traded it at 206k.
How much oil does your high miler use? - AngryJonny
My 120k 525i used to use about 1/2 litre every 1000 miles or so. The guy at the garage told me it was normal. I'm less convinced.

My 75k 2.5l Galant doesn't use enough to be noticed between services.
How much oil does your high miler use? - mike hannon
115k Honda Accord 2.0i, none.
52k Honda Prelude 2.2 vti, 1/4 litre between 6k services.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Roberson
113,500 '93 Polo: 0.25 of a litre per year (about 6000 miles). Strange consumption; that is this years figure, but it was only the second time in 6-7 years its been in the family it required topping up.

No matter how its driven, oil consumption remains pleasantly low (or non-existent). Fuel consumption: average at 48mpg but have had 58mpg three times now!
How much oil does your high miler use? - SjB {P}
SWMBO's 1995 306 SR Sedan 1.8 XU7 8 valve.

A lowly and genuine 14k miles when we purchased it four years ago at seven years of age (2k per year) , since when a further 31k miles have been added (7.75k per year). So, still a very low miler at 45k.

I post though because the oil consumption averaged a litre per thousand miles or so in the first three years we owned it, but then stopped, completely, at a stroke. It now burns not a jot. Whilst it gets driven with mechanical sympathy and prefers surfing along in the mid range (2k-5k RPM) than being revved hard, it undoubtedly now gets used harder than with the elderly original owner, including motorways, the odd B-road fun, and occasional workout to the red line. it looks like the prehistoric lump under the bonnet has responded accordingly.

For the record the oil change regime is nothing more exciting than Halfords semi synthetic and OEM filter, changed annually.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Vin {P}
130K Omega - no visible change between changes every 5,000 miles.

V
How much oil does your high miler use? - bbroomlea{P}
225,000 miles on Rover 75 CDT with about 1/4 litre in 14,000 miles (last service).

118,000 miles on Rover 214 consuming a bit more at 1 litre per 2,000 miles (been consuming oil since 58,000 but not getting much worse!)

More than impressed to be honest with the combined mileage and oil consumption, just wish the K series wasnt as greedy!
How much oil does your high miler use? - tr7v8
87 Porsche 944 depends on how fast it's driven but typically 1 litre every 400 miles.
Previous 00 Alfa 156 JTD 2.4 didn't use any, my first diesel with no oil consumption ever!
How much oil does your high miler use? - Martin1981
Peugeot 306 1.9TD (135k on replacement engine) about 1/2 litre every 6k if that.

Martin
How much oil does your high miler use? - nick
128k Subaru Legacy - none. The level on the dipstick never budges.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Avant
Let's hear it for Renault for a change. Between 1980 and 2001 I had 7 big Renaults in a row, 3 of which went over 100k miles: none of them ever used, or leaked, a drop of oil. I always ran them in gently when new, which may or may not have had anything to do with it.

It seems from all these posts that modern engines last a long time if properly looked after. Strange, isn' t it, that this comparatively complex item should perform so much better long-term than other, simpler components. Maybe that's where more R & D funds are spent, since advanced engine design sells more cars.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Hamsafar
1984 Y Morris Ital 1.3 - 87,000 miles scrapped due to oil burning smoke
1986 C BMW 525i 183,000 miles - never used any that I could tell.
1996 N Mazda 626 140,000 miles - never used any that I could tell.
1998 R Vauxhall Omega 2.5 TD 220,000 miles - crept down from max between changes - didn't top up just changed if CHECK OIL LEVEL displayed.
2002 52 VW Passat 2.5 TDi 115,000 miles - doesn't use any that I can tell.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Botchit, Soddem & Leggit
1.4 16v Megane 116K. Oil level never changes - stays nice and clean too!!

Lets hear it for Renault!!
How much oil does your high miler use? - Botchit, Soddem & Leggit
Oh yes, Its still on its original exhaust to!!
How much oil does your high miler use? - DP
Should add my old (long dead) Sierra to this list really

1983(Y) Sierra 1.6L (Pinto engine) - 230,000 miles. Half a litre every 4,000 miles.

Cheers
DP
How much oil does your high miler use? - Mookfish
1992 Nova 1.0 - 193,000 miles. used 0.5 litres of oil in the first couple of days after an oil change, down to about half way between min and max, then didn't use a drop unless you topped it up.

1991 Renault 19 1.4. 132,000 miles. Didn't use any oil at all.

1998 Escort estate 1.6. 119,000 miles. Hasn't used any oil, but I've only had it 2 weeks and covered 750 miles so time will tell.
How much oil does your high miler use? - RichardW
Modern engines running on modern oil are very good in this respect. My Xantia TD (90k) and ZX TD (75k) don't use any (well apart from a bit that runs out the bottom of the ZX!). My BX TD didn't use any at 136k, and when I took the head off at that mileage there was no discernable bore wear - the hone marks were still visible.
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RichardW

Is it illogical? It must be Citroen....
How much oil does your high miler use? - Railroad.
My Astra diesel's done 203,000 miles and I change the oil & filter twice a year. I do about 10,000 miles per year and I've never had to top it up between changes in the seven years since I've had it.......
How much oil does your high miler use? - drbe
Why the apparent obsession with low or no oil consumption? ie it is better to use no oil.

I disagree, I consider that a little oil used is no bad thing; so that over the course of, say, 10,000 miles between oil changes, there is some fresh oil going in the engine periodically.
How much oil does your high miler use? - Roberson
Yeah, oil consumption is no bad thing (in moderation) but isn't going to make your engine last longer. Similarly, no oil consumption doesn't seem to make an engine wear out quickly.
 

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