Why do some cars burn one oil brand but not another?

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99%? A bit hyperbolic, I would think.
Probably should read can't be bothered to pop the hood.

I don't see motorists checking oil at the gas station. I don't see my neighbors checking it in their driveways. So 99% not doing so may be a reasonable approximation.

I don't see can't here as a measure of ability but a measure of willingness.
 
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I've only had one oil in the Toyota that was consumed. I noticed it in just 400 miles. First thing that came to mind was the PCV valve. When I checked it everything seemed ok. But it had been several years since I changed it. I had one and just swapped in the new one. My oil usage dropped back to what had been the norm for this car and it used about a hair over a cup for the rest of the OCI. I've heard of this problem but have never personally experienced it. YMMV.
 
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Probably should read can't be bothered to pop the hood.

I don't see motorists checking oil at the gas station. I don't see my neighbors checking it in their driveways. So 99% not doing so may be a reasonable approximation.

I don't see can't here as a measure of ability but a measure of willingness.


This is closer to reality here but that vast majority of people will still have no idea what to do next after they get the hood up. They know that pull lever releases the hood. That’s about it.
 
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