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Check oil light

amisfitamisfit Posts: 4
edited June 2020 in Chevrolet
I have an 06 Chevy Aveo. I had an oil change done two months ago. Recently I started having power issues and upon inspection found my air intake hose to be cracked. I replaced the hose 4 days ago and everything improved. This morning halfway to work my check oil light came on. I bought a quart of oil to hold things until I can get to the auto shop after work. My question is, could the bad air intake hose have caused me to burn more oil thus causing my oil to go low?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 185,009
    amisfit said:

    I have an 06 Chevy Aveo. I had an oil change done two months ago. Recently I started having power issues and upon inspection found my air intake hose to be cracked. I replaced the hose 4 days ago and everything improved. This morning halfway to work my check oil light came on. I bought a quart of oil to hold things until I can get to the auto shop after work. My question is, could the bad air intake hose have caused me to burn more oil thus causing my oil to go low?

    Is it an oil level warning, or an oil pressure warning?

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  • amisfitamisfit Posts: 4
    edited June 2020
    Didn't know there we're two oil warning lights. It is the oil can dripping oil light if that describes it. Don't think it showed lines under but I can't remember. after I put the quart of oil in & drove it around work parking lot the light didn't show again.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 185,009
    amisfit said:

    Didn't know there we're two oil warning lights. It is the oil can dripping oil light if that describes it. Don't think it showed lines under but I can't remember. after I put the quart of oil in & drove it around work parking lot the light didn't show again.

    There is probably just one warning light. You might want to check the owner's manual to find out what it signifies. Low on oil will sometimes cause low oil pressure, but it may take being very low on oil for that to happen. Low oil pressure is a much more serious problem than just being one quart low on oil.

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  • amisfitamisfit Posts: 4
    Thanks I was just curious if the cracked hose could have caused me to burn more oil or if I needed to check for other problems
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 185,009
    amisfit said:

    Thanks I was just curious if the cracked hose could have caused me to burn more oil or if I needed to check for other problems

    Seems doubtful that an air intake could cause you to burn oil, but that might be out of my depth.

    I would definitely check the oil level with the dipstick.

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