Having problems with your 2004 Nissan Sentra ?

Oil consumption, rattle, engine noise

\015 04 sentra consuming about 6 quarts of oil every 1000 miles, no leaks. when very low in oil, there is a loud rattling noise, heat shield isn't loose. also when i start the car up, quick rattle then goes away when car is warm. when running, engine makes a ticking sound. please help\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-11-2018

Answers :

Check under the hood and inspect the valve cover gasket. If it's bad it would explain why you don't see any leaks on the ground because it's probably burning off on the manifold. This ticking you're hearing is a lack of lubrication to the rocker arms. Apart from the valve cover gasket, you should get under the car and inspect the oil pan and oil filter for seepage. Best of luck on your problem.
\015\012Greg
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