Oil consumption on 3.5 V6 Jackaroo

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
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Hi all,

Has anyone out there experienced any sort of oil consumption on the 3.5 V6 Holden Jackaroo?

I'm curious because a lot of Isuzu Trooper owners in the USA are reporting oil consumption on their 3.5 V6's, ranging anywhere from 1 litre every to 1 litre every 1500kms, to 1 litre every 5000kms. This is from the Isuzu Trooper forum on Edmunds. It actually appears to be the norm over there for the Isuzu 3.5 V6.

The handful of people I know with Jackaroos don't seem to have any significant oil consumption issues, and mine uses none. But I do change the oil every 5000km.

Any feedback?
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
PS....

Jackaroo petrol owners. Also, tell us what oil grades you use at change time, and whether it's synthetic or dinosaur juice.
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Follow Up By: Redjack - Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00
My '99 3.5V6 is currently using Castrol GTX3 mineral oil. Consumption is zero for the 1st 5000km, then about 500mL over next 5000km of 10000km service interval. Has done 80000km now, consumption unchanged from new.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
Theres some weird stuff happening on modern cars.

Mate works for BMW and the M5 (if thats the top sports model) the sports CAR has some insane oil consumption figures to the point that people were running out of oil between services, and $30-40k engines were being rebuilt free.

Says something about the fine tolerances on new cars eh!

I had a 90 model rodeo that used NOTHING ever.. BEST car I have had. I would have a new V6 model, but stories of bodies snapping in half worry me... shame.. taints a very very good vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
My understanding is that all unleaded petrol engines are supposed to use a small amount of engine oil due to the absence of lead in the fuel. This is to counter the resulting loss of lubrication in the upper cylinder and valve areas. But some of the top-ups being reported are just way out there for a new motor.

I hear that the "hinged Rodeo phenomenon" has now been fixed in the new vehicles.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 28, 2002 at 01:00
Have not heard of the "hinged Rodeo phenomenon". What actually happens? Is this a problem in Aus?
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Follow Up By: Tony - Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 29, 2002 at 01:00
I Know of 2 that broke in half on the Canning.
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Follow Up By: Tuco69 - Sunday, Dec 01, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 01, 2002 at 01:00
The majority of chassis failures on Rodeo utes that I have seen occur on the crew cab/dual cab/twin cab models where the original styleside rear tray has been replaced with a dropside. The makers of these replacement bodies usually disregard the basic design rule (overhang can not be more than half the wheelbase) and the result is a body that is longer than the original. Then many will also extend the towbar as well! Given that most of the load on these bodies are behind the rear axle - the leverage creates extra stress on the chassis - with disasterous results.

Tuco
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