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I'm up for the third service on my gq rd28t since I brought it in October. It seems to have started to "tick" as if oil is low/it is using oil. 200kms from 320000kms. I have blocked egr since purchasing an wondering if a catch can plumbed into sump will fix the issue, or wether that is normal usage for my motor?

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What is the consumption figure? Maybe I missed it.

Mine uses about 200ml per 2500kms. Doesn't bother me. It's a mid oil change top up :)

If I let it go without the top up between changes and at the 5k kms change it is usually mid way between the high and low marks on the dip stick.
 

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Haven't checked consumption at all, unsure on how I would go about it.

The ticking is what tipped me off, maybe soot is just making oil thicker an it struggling to get up top?

Will probs service it wed/Thursday.
 

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mine ticks when i start is in the morning but goes anyway in a few sec
if a drive it before it warms up it ticks bad for a few mins
i was told it was the valves not getting enought oil blocked oil passage or something.Mine only has 165000
 

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Might not be fully warm, bur I do wait for oil to thin out/warm first. Don't notice it after bout the first 5 mins. Sitting at 80 right after that all way home. Too much wind noise to hear anything.

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Do you have oil leaking off your turbo?

I loose smalls amount due to blowby. The 2.8's are natorious for it. I never need to top up with oil.
 

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I just drove from Perth to Melbourne over the last two days and my 2.8 used about 1 litre of oil.

Not too sure if the 45 degree heat and sitting on 100km/h with the temp gauge at 2/3's helped but I'm not too worried.

The test will be after I change the oil on Tuesday and head on to Cairns over the next two weeks. I can live with using a bit but if by Cairns I have used any more than another litre I'll be worried. All up the drive will be at the 10,000km mark.
 

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I did have oil covering the oil, but I tightened the loose screws gave it a wash an she's sweet as. Will an oil catch can help at all? Maybe plumb it back into sump. (has that been done on a 2.8?) or is it a pain in the ass?

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