Less than 1/2 quart. More than that indicates a minor problem. More than 1.25 quarts indicates a significant problem. Sometimes the problem is a leak, sometimes the engine burns oil, and sometimes the driver requires education.
That requires an OBD2 engine scanner. first you need to fix the problem that made it come on in the first place. Sometimes after fixing the problem the light will turn it's self off.
i had that problem with mine. the problem was an intake vaccuum leak. the engine wasnt getting enough air sucked in at idle and stalling out.
Did you make sure that you are putting the themostat in correctly? If you put it in backwardthis can sometimes cause this problem.
That happened to my grandma. Her problem was that she had a twig stuck in her engine. Try checking your engine for faulties. This keeps happening to me too. My key won't turn at all sometimes so I did some research and it is a common problem check out this site. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/saturn_ignition_lock.html
Is it a big problem to have noisy tappets in your engine?
Signals from the ECM (Engine Control Module)
Several things can cause a vehicle to run poorly and the engine to stall or hesitate. A problem with the choke, spark plugs, fuel pump, or fuel filter can cause engines to hesitate or stall.
There is a problem with the emissions system. Need to have engine scaned with a engine scanner, and it will tell you were the problem is and whats going on.
replace the main engine relay and fuel pump relay together, that will fix your problem. $ 16.00 each from Kia dealer.
Try disconnecting the battery for about 10 mins. or have vehicle scanned to determine the problem, engine light also comes on when gas is pumped while car is on sometimes
Have had the same problem in the mornings or when the engine is cold. I suspect the power steering belt is slipping.
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Several things could be making the Lumina growl. Check the belts and pulleys on the front of the engine. Check the engine mounts as well. Either of these areas can cause the problem of the growling noise.
Have the abs computer checked for codes. There should be a code stored to indicate the problem.
I had the same problem and then my alternator went out. Replaced alternator and haven't had the problem since. Check your belts.
The engine could possibly seize.
You will have to get a engine scanner and scan the engine. And it will give you the trouble code or codes, and then fix the problem. The computor is seeing a problem in the engine system or transmission system. Need to repair.
The engine control by way of the ignition module.
Not a problem unless you plan on running the engine... Of course it is a problem. An oil filter is mandatory for the life of the engine.
An engine coolant leak, sometimes visable outside the block, sometimes internal mixing with the engine oil and sometimes both ways.
Something has gotten water on or in it, and is causing a misfire. You need to find what is wet and dry or replace it. The plug wires, coil , distributor cap are all places that could hold the problem. If you have the code checked it should show which cylinder is the problem.
The check engine light comes on in a car when there is a problem with the engine. It will go off or be reset when the problem is fixed.
The turn signal relay may be the problem if the turn signals in a Ford vehicle are blinking slowly. This relay is usually part of the electronic control module located near the engine.
The most evident problem would be the engine cranking for long periods of time before starting. banging on the fuel tank can sometimes get the pump temporarily working again.