- Oregon, USA
- 22v Protege5
I need to do the math on how much oil my FS actually consumes. It's certainly not an insignificant amount. I know it's a common issue and I always keep it topped off, but I can't help but wonder if I'm going to start hearing a bad noise one of these days. Cold starts after sitting a while already make me nervous with all the clattering from my valves which need adjustment. I love my car but I wish Mazda made engines like Honda did in the 2000s.My car has no cat so I'm stuck with a straight pipe all the way from the headers back to my muffler. But I actually don't mind it. Sounds better than a VQ in my opinion! Unfortunately for us, some FS motors consume just as much oil as a VQ. Thankfully mine doesn't seem to be in that list.