2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Consuming Oil?
January 29, 2014
I recently read an update James posted mentioning that our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 was low on oil. It was down about a quart at 58,500 miles, so he added as much. Here we are, 500 miles later and I get a warning that the Mercedes is low another quart-and-a-half. Curious, I looked around...
I noticed this mess on the oil filler neck, which didn't necessarily seem excessive. Still I wiped it clean so we can check back on it later. There aren't any oil drippings beneath the car, either. Maybe it is normal for this engine to burn a little oil? Over a quart every 500 miles can't be normal, though. Maybe it stems from the electronic measuring process? There is a chance our technique is off, but I kind of doubt it. Or, maybe I'm nuts. There is an answer someplace that I can't quite put my finger on.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 59.045 miles