So the oil was a little low

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Re: So the oil was a little low

Postby fedaykin » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:52 pm

My oil usage issue was the oil filter was leaking some oil (Ryco brand). Had to tighten that guy up.
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Re: So the oil was a little low

Postby trolley » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:46 pm

Please excuse the thread grave dig but here's an update for anyone that may be interested.

The Liberty is now just over 250,000km. I've just had a service done after 8500km and it's eaten 8-900ml of oil. No visible leaks according to the mechanic, it's gone through the motor. The car is in excellent condition and I've had no issues in the 210,000km I've put on it.

Local mechanic quoted $1850 for the 250k km service - timing belt, water pump, the whole thing whatever else that includes. Seems a bit on the pricey end.
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Re: So the oil was a little low

Postby Surge » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:41 pm

I'd say that's too much. Sounds like dealership pricing not local mechanic pricing.
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Re: So the oil was a little low

Postby crazyricochet » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:54 pm

I'd get an itemised quote, if it includes the stuff I'm guessing below it doesn't sound too bad.

The timing belt change itself with labour is about $800-900, if you replace the whole kit with all the parts including tensioner and pulleys it equals about $1300.

The rest is probably for engine oil $50, filter $15, air filter $30, gearbox and rear diff oil $40/L for 6L of good oil plus another 2 hours of labour to do all the stuff (at $100/hr)

= 1300+50+15+30+240+200 = $1835 pretty close estimate

It may not be too far fetched, sounds like your piston rings are starting to wear if you're burning almost 1L of oil between changes :(
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