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If it is burning oil at a high rate (burning, losing whatever) they said it will be a new engine. I can't even imagine how long THAT will take them.

We are still waiting on the part. Two weeks now. Ive owned the car 68 days, They have had it 35 of them.
 

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Ive let them know that but they said that by law, they have to have the opportunity to try to fix it... but evidently there is no time limit and I am sure I am back burner for them. My bumper is being repainted now while we wait.

I have a 4x4 Jeep compass as a loaner. Its brand new. I should start doing off road stuff and enjoy it.
 

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So after 72 days in the shop, my bumper has been repainted and the cam shaft position sensor is in and reading correctly - so they say. I am going to pick it up today I think.

I’ve owned the car 106 days. Driven in 34.
I put 2700 on this loaner alone. I had two others.

now comes the 1200 mile oil consumption test.
 

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I got the mini back on Thursday afternoon. They fix the sensor and repainted the back bumper. I am now on my 1200 mile oil consumption test. I have 30 days from last Thursday.

my wife said well how do you wanna put miles on that?

and I said “let’s Drive to Vegas“

so Saturday we went up to Vegas to see Billy Idol. The mini ran great on the way there and excellent on the way back. I got 34 miles per gallon with the AC and driving at 90 mph.

I’ve already done 650 of the 1200 and I’m putting another hundred on today.
 

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I popped the hood tonight to see why my windshield wiper was not spraying on one side and saw the seal they put on the oil cap was broken. I immediately called the dealership to tell them it was not sealed correctly. I should have checked it when I picked up the car. I hope they are not trying something......grrr
 

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I guess we can close this chapter with the dealer I bought the mini from. The cat was still full with oil when I had it checked after 1200 miles (Let’s hope they didn’t over till it before I picked it up).

but It was spot on the full mark. So hopefully that’s truthful.

It’s running exceptionally well. 34mpg on highway, 32 mixed 29-30 around town with the traffic light every single block.

Thank you all for your support and advice -esp Mike. I will still keep an eye on it.
 

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Ok I checked the oil today …. I checked immediately after driving 20 min, which I know is not the right way to check. It was at the top of the bottom point.
I figured if I let it sit 5 -10 min, it should be within range. I of course will recheck sometime soon after letting it sit.

it’s been an additional 1000 mikes since my 1200 mile oil test. I am pretty confident that it’s not majorly buying oil.
I do have a new pcv or pvc whichever value which I want to install also. Once I find it
 

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Mike I checked yesterday and it was at the very bottom of the dipstick. I bought some oil and it took about 2.25 quarts

I really think the shop overfilled it to begin with. So after 1250 miles, it was still showing full. There is no way to prove this.

I haven’t been commuting so this is mostly around town driving. Maybe once or twice to LA. I mean I drove 1200 miles and it was above the level. I drive 1500 miles around town and it appears low. That seems the opposite of what it should.

my options are to deal with it and just keep putting oil, rebuild the engine or sell the car.

I think I will keep putting oil for another year then sell it. We want to buy a house so right before I will probably get it rid of it to clear credit room. It will still be a low mile car. It’s 78k now on a 2011.
 

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I found my oil leak! I recently started smelling burning oil. I looked and saw the bottom one the engine was wet.

"The oil filter housing seal is leaking...and has been leaking for a while" a mini specialist said. So now I have some ammunition to go back to the selling dealership and fight

This isn't going to be pretty and may be futile, but I will escalate it.
 
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