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About 2400 miles on the car now.. built in february.. oil was changed at 1100... low oil came on the DIC tonight... just pulled the dipstick and it's down below the "add" line.... possible that the dealer just didn't put enough oil in it the last change? or.... has anyone else had oil burning issues with a car built since february?

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Jason - Do a search on C5David or on other post listed below. There have been detailed discussions about this problem. If you follow the Thread started by David it probably has the most information.


Z06 - Grandstand Frippin' Oil burning crap... JasonBrent 2001-04-15 03:26
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! MiZ06 2001-04-15 00:13
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! JZ 2001-04-14 23:58
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! Zippy 2001-04-14 23:26
Z06 - Grandstand Street Version C5R Final Hermit 2001-04-14 19:55
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! fcalmes 2001-04-14 17:11
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! trumperZ06 2001-04-14 17:09
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! fcalmes 2001-04-14 15:35
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! c4c5specialist 2001-04-14 15:32
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Burning Problem Solved!! No Mercy! 2001-04-14 15:26
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) GOLD72 2001-04-14 12:26
Z06 - Grandstand Street Version C5R Final Godsil Performance 2001-04-14 11:10
Z06 - Grandstand How to get the extra oil back out? GNX Guy 2001-04-14 00:57
Z06 - Grandstand How to get the extra oil back out? TMesich 2001-04-13 23:45
Z06 - Grandstand How to get the extra oil back out? fcalmes 2001-04-13 23:40
Z06 - Grandstand How to get the extra oil back out? Hermit 2001-04-13 23:01
Z06 - Grandstand How to get the extra oil back out? TMesich 2001-04-13 21:50
Z06 - Grandstand WTF is with these gas prices ZEEE 06 2001-04-13 16:54
Z06 - Grandstand Street Version C5R DJWorm 2001-04-13 09:18
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) c4c5specialist 2001-04-13 06:08
Z06 - Grandstand WTF is with these gas prices SMFCPACFP 2001-04-13 00:13
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) C5David 2001-04-12 22:44
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) AmishVette 2001-04-12 20:54
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) Z06JIM 2001-04-12 19:40
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) fcalmes 2001-04-12 19:28
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) c4c5specialist 2001-04-12 19:25
Z06 - Pit Road Taylor Wires-Radio Interference? c4c5specialist 2001-04-12 18:03
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) jessejames 2001-04-12 11:07
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) wstory1 2001-04-12 02:20
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) ZEEE 06 2001-04-11 22:22
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) fcalmes 2001-04-11 19:31
Z06 - Grandstand Latest update on oil consumption problem (from GM today) C5David 2001-04-11 19:26
Z06 - Grandstand Z06vette.com Registry Nelson 2001-04-11 10:42
Z06 - New Products/Info ZAINO,SNAKE OIL??? hcvone 2001-04-11 07:56
Z06 - New Products/Info ZAINO,SNAKE OIL??? JTZ06 2001-04-11 02:17
Z06 - New Products/Info ZAINO,SNAKE OIL??? No Mercy! 2001-04-10 23:21
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare MiZ06 2001-04-10 21:40
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare Dennis Jurs 2001-04-10 18:31
Z06 - Pit Road Taylor Wires-Radio Interference? Dennis Jurs 2001-04-10 18:14
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare ZEEE 06 2001-04-10 17:28
Z06 - New Products/Info ZAINO,SNAKE OIL??? FUBU69 2001-04-10 15:28
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare SMFCPACFP 2001-04-10 14:55
Z06 - Grandstand I used my cup holder today... and it worked! JasonBrent 2001-04-10 14:37
Z06 - Grandstand I used my cup holder today... and it worked! 2001Z06 2001-04-10 13:49
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Zippy 2001-04-10 13:48
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare 2001Z06 2001-04-10 13:36
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare Zippy 2001-04-10 13:32
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare PA_Z06 2001-04-10 12:49
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? SILVERBULLITT 2001-04-10 11:10
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare dbvettez06 2001-04-10 10:11
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare M3NOMORE 2001-04-10 09:34
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare fcalmes 2001-04-10 07:48
Z06 - Grandstand OIL Change Nightmare DJWorm 2001-04-10 07:42
Z06 - New Products/Info AC Delco Ultraguard Gold Oil Filter fcalmes 2001-04-10 06:13
Z06 - New Products/Info AC Delco Ultraguard Gold Oil Filter PA_Z06 2001-04-10 05:40
Z06 - Grandstand HELP! I think my Z is ruined! badtbon 2001-04-10 02:19
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Redshift 2001-04-10 01:17
Z06 - New Products/Info AC Delco Ultraguard Gold Oil Filter Zippy 2001-04-09 22:59
Z06 - Pit Road Taylor Wires-Radio Interference? Dennis Jurs 2001-04-09 20:27
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? FRF Z06 2001-04-09 20:07
Z06 - Pit Road MAGNETIC DRAIN PLUG! FRF Z06 2001-04-09 17:45
Z06 - New Products/Info Glass Cleaning Tip Hasbro 2001-04-09 17:24
Misc YOUR FAVORITE VICE [HOT CHICKS,MONEY$,VETTES ETC] HarleyB 2001-04-09 13:39
Z06 - Grandstand Played with a C5 coupe yesterday ZEEE 06 2001-04-08 21:44
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Felkebg 2001-04-08 18:51
Z06 - Grandstand Played with a C5 coupe yesterday C5David 2001-04-08 18:24
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't 2001Z06 2001-04-08 15:37
Misc Museum delivery of Z06 Stories Felkebg 2001-04-08 09:39
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Color? GTC2230 2001-04-07 19:29
Misc New Member Saying Hello Zippy 2001-04-07 00:43
Z06 - Pit Road MAGNETIC DRAIN PLUG! Zippy 2001-04-06 16:30
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Color? ZEEE 06 2001-04-06 16:22
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Color? 2K1 Z06 2001-04-06 15:35
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Color? Felkebg 2001-04-06 15:14
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't AmishVette 2001-04-06 13:53
Z06 - Pit Road MAGNETIC DRAIN PLUG! SILVERBULLITT 2001-04-06 12:35
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Color? 2K1 Z06 2001-04-06 11:42
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't MDZO6 2001-04-06 08:01
Z06 - Grandstand OK Guys, I've strung you along long enough. Here's a sneak peek. Zapper 2001-04-06 03:40
Z06 - Grandstand Sample of Electron Blue BOBSZ06 2001-04-05 22:55
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! BOBSZ06 2001-04-05 22:47
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! Dennis Jurs 2001-04-05 22:15
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! Felkebg 2001-04-05 21:46
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! FUBU69 2001-04-05 20:55
Z06 - Grandstand Corvette Body Kit Godsil Performance 2001-04-05 19:14
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! Dennis Jurs 2001-04-05 17:31
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Dennis Jurs 2001-04-05 17:16
Z06 - Grandstand How many of you will trade your '01 Z06 for a '02?? Dennis Jurs 2001-04-05 17:04
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! Rippied.Z06 2001-04-05 17:03
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! ZEEE 06 2001-04-05 16:19
Z06 - Grandstand How many of you will trade your '01 Z06 for a '02?? ASASN 2001-04-05 16:14
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't No Mercy! 2001-04-05 15:35
Z06 - Grandstand How many of you will trade your '01 Z06 for a '02?? trumperZ06 2001-04-05 15:08
Z06 - Grandstand How many of you will trade your '01 Z06 for a '02?? 2001Z06 2001-04-05 13:32
Z06 - Grandstand How many of you will trade your '01 Z06 for a '02?? MarkV 2001-04-05 12:23
Z06 - Grandstand '01 OIL CONSUMPTION STIGMA ,I AM PISSED!!! FUBU69 2001-04-05 12:08
Z06 - Pit Road C5 racing radiator tolgademir 2001-04-05 10:57
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Sucker Fix Expected to be Completed this Week PA_Z06 2001-04-05 06:42
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't ZEEE 06 2001-04-04 21:46
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Sucker Fix Expected to be Completed this Week ZEEE 06 2001-04-04 21:40
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Sucker Fix Expected to be Completed this Week Felkebg 2001-04-04 20:57
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Sucker Fix Expected to be Completed this Week fcalmes 2001-04-04 20:56
Z06 - Grandstand Oil Sucker Fix Expected to be Completed this Week Mako 2001-04-04 20:29
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Scott14468 2001-04-04 20:21
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't JerryL 2001-04-04 20:10
Z06 - Pit Road Hi-Perf radiator with built-in oil cooler y2khardtop 2001-04-04 15:49
Z06 - Pit Road column locks? JasonBrent 2001-04-04 14:00
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't M3NOMORE 2001-04-04 13:37
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't JTZ06 2001-04-04 11:29
Misc YOUR FAVORITE VICE [HOT CHICKS,MONEY$,VETTES ETC] FUBU69 2001-04-04 11:12
Halltech Halltech Ported Throttle Body tjfees 2001-04-04 11:00
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't SMFCPACFP 2001-04-04 00:59
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today SMFCPACFP 2001-04-04 00:46
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Zippy 2001-04-03 23:34
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Kindablue 2001-04-03 21:59
Z06 - Grandstand OK Guys, I've strung you along long enough. Here's a sneak peek. Hasbro 2001-04-03 21:56
Z06 - Grandstand No Mercy's Z Felkebg 2001-04-03 21:24
Misc Matching Clothes? FRISKY 2001-04-03 19:41
Z06 - Grandstand Triangle Area Corvette Club under NEW SPONSOR. Come to the 1st meeting at......... don527 2001-04-03 17:52
Z06 - Pit Road Transmission Cooler mgarfias 2001-04-03 17:10
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't AmishVette 2001-04-03 16:41
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Felkebg 2001-04-03 16:27
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Felkebg 2001-04-03 16:16
Z06 - Racing My morning 0-60 times Ranger 2001-04-03 14:47
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't JasonBrent 2001-04-03 14:27
Z06 - Pit Road Transmission Cooler MDZO6 2001-04-03 13:57
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Hasbro 2001-04-03 12:34
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today fcalmes 2001-04-03 12:10
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today M3NOMORE 2001-04-03 12:06
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't z06phil 2001-04-03 10:31
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't z06phil 2001-04-03 10:09
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Rapid 2001-04-03 06:50
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Kindablue 2001-04-02 23:47
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't BlkZO6 2001-04-02 22:56
Z06 - Grandstand Formula for converting VIN to production date? C5David 2001-04-02 22:43
Misc Out of Storage Dennis Jurs 2001-04-02 22:05
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't NEZ06 2001-04-02 19:08
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't MiZ06 2001-04-02 17:48
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't PA_Z06 2001-04-02 16:43
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't BOBSZ06 2001-04-02 16:02
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Felkebg 2001-04-02 14:53
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't Dave Bernasconi 2001-04-02 14:27
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't hcvone 2001-04-02 13:57
Z06 - Grandstand Let's figure out why some Z06's burn oil and others don't C5David 2001-04-02 12:54
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today SMFCPACFP 2001-04-02 03:46
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Kindablue 2001-04-02 03:23
Z06 - Pit Road Z06 BREAK IN DaveP 2001-04-01 20:53
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today AmishVette 2001-04-01 18:48
Z06 - New Products/Info Solution To No Tire Sensors Felkebg 2001-04-01 18:13
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today IMA Z06 2001-04-01 17:38
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today fcalmes 2001-04-01 15:42
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Kindablue 2001-04-01 15:37
Misc Leaving For Detroit This Morning..... hcvone 2001-04-01 09:50
Misc Leaving For Detroit This Morning..... fcalmes 2001-04-01 08:57
Z06 - Grandstand F1 Pavement Painters and Spin Quota's Felkebg 2001-03-31 19:55
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today levrac68 2001-03-31 16:52
Z06 - Pit Road OIl Consumption? Answered "high temp the enemy!" richardfgray 2001-03-31 14:31
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today PA_Z06 2001-03-30 19:46
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Candyman 2001-03-30 18:55
Z06 - Pit Road Z06 BREAK IN Zippy 2001-03-30 16:12
Z06 - Pit Road Z06 BREAK IN AmishVette 2001-03-30 15:09
Z06 - Pit Road Z06 BREAK IN trumperZ06 2001-03-30 14:52
Z06 - Pit Road Z06 BREAK IN dbvettez06 2001-03-30 14:12
Z06 - Grandstand Waiting on ZO6! jessejames 2001-03-30 11:39
Z06 - Grandstand Waiting on ZO6! fcalmes 2001-03-30 10:42
Z06 - Grandstand Waiting on ZO6! MDZO6 2001-03-30 10:36
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today C5David 2001-03-30 10:18
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Dennis Jurs 2001-03-30 09:57
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? PA_Z06 2001-03-30 05:40
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Mako 2001-03-30 02:43
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Zippy 2001-03-30 00:36
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today PowerShifter 2001-03-29 23:34
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today fcalmes 2001-03-29 23:10
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today C5David 2001-03-29 23:04
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Z06Scott 2001-03-29 21:38
Z06 - New Products/Info NERVOUS ABOUT MODS! xcorvettex 2001-03-29 21:20
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today AmishVette 2001-03-29 20:49
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today JZ 2001-03-29 20:39
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today hcvone 2001-03-29 19:56
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today fcalmes 2001-03-29 19:36
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today Ranger 2001-03-29 19:12
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today ZEEE 06 2001-03-29 18:32
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today FRC Tom 2001-03-29 18:12
Z06 - Grandstand Discussed Oil Consumption With My Dealer Today fcalmes 2001-03-29 17:50
Z06 - Pit Road OIl Consumption? Answered "high temp the enemy!" hcvone 2001-03-29 09:40
Z06 - Pit Road OIl Consumption? Answered "high temp the enemy!" ZO6SPEED 2001-03-29 09:37
Z06 - Pit Road OIl Consumption? Answered "high temp the enemy!" jessejames 2001-03-28 22:50
Z06 - Racing Road Atlanta Z06 Driver Education Weekend PULLING PLUG!!! Felkebg 2001-03-28 19:22
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Redshift 2001-03-28 16:21
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? fcalmes 2001-03-28 16:12
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Redshift 2001-03-28 16:09
Misc Beach Run - Salt Air Deposit? ZEEE 06 2001-03-28 15:23
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? hcvone 2001-03-28 14:15
Z06 - Grandstand If it don't go "CHROME IT" (pics) HarleyB 2001-03-28 12:12
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? HarleyB 2001-03-28 11:40
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Felkebg 2001-03-28 11:08
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? Silver Z06 2001-03-28 10:59
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? PA_Z06 2001-03-28 10:51
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? SILVERBULLITT 2001-03-28 10:47
Z06 - Pit Road OIL CHANGE? z06phil 2001-03-28 10:20
 

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Jason, yes there has been a lot of hype about the oil burning issue. But IMHO, it is just that. Yes, some cars do burn a lot of oil, but it appears that most don't. Seems like most of the ones that do were built prior to October 2000, with a few exceptions. And even then it is pretty random.
My own personal experience has been that no matter how hard I flog my accelerator, rev and over-rev my engine, I'm talking hitting the rev limiter here, my car just won't use a drop of oil.
I did, however, have my oil changed at 1,600 miles, has 2,100 now, and the dealer left my car a quart low. I checked the oil just prior to bringing my car in and checked it again right after the oil change, so I know this for sure. The stupid dealer even wrote 6 quarts down on my receipt. From what I have read it seems like Chevy dealers dont realize it takes 7 quarts to fill the engine, because the posts about dealers not filling the crankcase are just as numerous as the oil consumption ones.
Therefore, all I can tell you is keep an eye on it. Its quite possible that some Cavalier mechanic didn't add enough oil to your car when you had it changed. Best of luck!
 

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On 2001-04-15 14:42, Z06Scott spewed forth this drivel:
Jason, yes there has been a lot of hype about the oil burning issue. But IMHO, it is just that. ...


I don't think it was hype. I think some reasonable people have had a genuine problem. Chevy has bought back at least one Vette with this problem. Like you, it hasn't been an issue for me.
 

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When I stated that I thought there was a lot of hype, I wasn't trying to say that it wasn't a problem. One buyback is a problem, and I feel for those who have had the problem. That said, however, it doesn't appear to me, to be as widespread as some are making it out to be. I have been following posts for the last nine months, and the explosion of posts on the issue didn't start until after GM went public with it. If you notice someone on CF had a 2000 Coupe bought back, however, back in August/September 2000, when I was doing my research, you would be lucky if you found a post on oil consumption regarding the 2000s and there weren't any on the 2001s. There was maybe one post on the 2000s every month or so, I know this from experience. From what I have seen GM's going public with the information, that some cars may have a problem, has created mass hysterial. Heck now whenever some Corvette owners see condensate steam coming out of their tailpipes, automatically they think its oil consumption and want a buyback. I commend GM for going public with the information, but I don't think that it was necessarily in their best interest, because it is giving the Z06/Corvette a bad name, and IMHO, undeservedly. It is a difficult situation. I have never had the problem, like yourself, and have been closely following the posts on the problem. The percentage that have the problem seems relatively small, relative to the number of people who post on these forums, IMHO. What I have seen is a lot of suspicion, but very few cars that actual consume gross amounts of oil. Just my $.02. Flame me if you want guys.
 
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