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Hyundai i45 started using oil

Asked by Warwick Johnson

My 2011 Hyundai i45 has only done 88,000 km and has started using oil, which is also black. My mechanic advised me to try Nulon for old engines at the next oil change, but I'm not happy with that advice. Is the motor no good? Should I get rid of it? Any help would be appreciated.

Answered by CarsGuide

13 Mar 2015 Graham Smith

Using oil is not necessarily a problem, it depends on how much oil it is using. Likewise the colour is not necessarily indicative of a problem; oil usually goes black after it's been run through the engine for a short period of time. If it is using a lot of oil take it to a Hyundai dealer and have it checked. There is nothing inherently wrong with Hyundai engines, and at 88,000 km and four years old it should be covered by the warranty.

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