I have a 2007 Ford Escape. It seems to be losing oil, but I know it’s not leaking as I see no spots in my driveway. I just got the oil changed 7-10 days ago, I went on a highway trip and have put about 1000 miles on it in that time. Because I have had to add oil between the last time I got an oil change my shop told me to come back after the 1000 miles.
I took the car to the shop this morning, they drained the oil and said it only had 1.5 quarts come out. I believe the car takes about 5 quarts. Is it really possible to burn that much oil in a week and not notice a thing? I’ve seen no smoke coming out the tail pipe. I don’t smell anything when driving or sitting at lights. I even got behind it yesterday to smell and couldn’t smell anything.
I know the shop pretty well, and they know the car since they do the majority of the work on it for the last 7-8 years. The car runs great, I still get about 24-25 mpg and have noticed no real performance issues. It needs some things done to it, but I am fine thinking about taking it on vacation.
Is there something I should ask the shop to look at? They are going to refill the oil and said to come back in 1000 miles. It has 174k on it, but I’d like to at least get it to last until the fall before I can get a new car.