Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Loosing oil

asked by on

I have a 1.5 micra 2010. I using around a liter of oil a month. I have no apparent leaks so I take it the engine is burning it is there any common faults to look for?
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Nissan Micra. If the car is overheating, check to see if you find the car emitting at white smoke. Also, check the oil to see if you are able to see any traces of water in it or as milky color to it. Check the water/coolant to see if you see any traces of oil in it. If any or all of these are true, it may be possible that you have a blown cylinder head gasket.

If the car is not overheating at all and you do not notice any white smoke, but rather a blue smoke, it is possible that the car may be just burning the oil. This can happen when the valve seals are worn or when the piston to cylinder wall clearance is excessive.

Either way, I would recommend having a certified expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to your home to diagnose your low oil level condition and help you make the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My 2010 Chevy Impala won't shift into any gear

Hello there. Usually when your car will not shift into any gear, it's caused by a damaged shift solenoid or speed sensor. It's also possible that an obstruction of debris exists inside the transmission hydraulic lines. To correctly diagnose this...

Q: How much pag 46 oil goes in a new condenser for 2005 Honda Accord?

Hi there. You will need to add 1 ounce of Pag 46 oil to the condenser. Also if you are just replacing the condenser, I recommend replacing the receiver dryer as well for excessive moisture in the system. The system...

Q: Jdm bg5 ej20 twin turbo boost issues

Oil in the intercooler is generally a sign that a turbo seal has let go. Most likely one or both turbos are due for replacement or rebuild. Have a professional come look into the Check Engine Light code and smoke...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...