Noticed that the oil level had dropped from the top of the dipstick's XXX marks to nearly the bottom of the XXX marks (on centre stand) having done over 1500 KM. While I did have some "hard" driving sessions within that time frame - 120 to 130 KPH for extended periods - I also downshift agressively, which I believe brings oil to the upper cylinder, and possibly the oil burn off is potentially greater as a result of doing this. While no oil consumption is ideal, what is an acceptable oil consumption rate...and what is not acceptable or dangerous, i.e., lurking problems?
Also, does anyone know the volume of oil represented on the dipstick between the XXX top and bottom marks? - I should have measured myself and will do so next time. Thanks. JC