Don’t be behind the eight ball, check your engine’s oil level frequently! That’s what I always do and it has served me and my jeep well all these years.
 Make a thorough inspection for leaks. Check all oil lines, and tighten connections or replace as necessary (par 204).
 Poor driving practices may be responsible and should be corrected. Speeding the engine will result in excessive oil consumption.
 Worn pistons or broken piston rings area common cause. Make the compression test (par 9).
 Overheating may be a cause (par 89).
 Clogged crankcase ventilator may be a cause (par 207).
 Loose connecting rod or main bearings may be a cause.
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