OK- so looks like they are talking about the same the same thing-not some HUGE oil leak. Even if it was different things-you would still expect to see "something" from 2006 for excess oil consumption. It won't exactly help-won't help at all-BUT it would be interesting to see what sort of numbers FORD has for 2006-in respect to oil loss oil consumption Ford Chevy-roughly the same number of total sales-maybe ford sells 30% more-but ballpark the same Now if in 2007 you find 50 cases of excess consumption What I'm getting at as what is the "normal rate" of excess oil consumption complaints over the industry Your 2006 vs 2007 data sure LOOKS like 2007 was a bad year-maybe go back-look at 2005 2004 etc-see if 2007 is actually a "bad year" as opposed to 2006 being a "good year" If you find 40,45 complaints from 2004 2005 it could indicate that 2007 was a "normal year" and 2006 is actually the "flier" outlier year Yeah-a lotta work. i THINK MOST FOLKS- figure the early AFM do have some sort of occasional problem but if 2004 and 2005 look like 2006- it would make the case even stronger- Frankly just 2 cases in 2006-seems VERY VERY LOW?? Obviously this site doesn't get a large percentage of the total vehicle owners Impossible task- you might do better sweet talking GM Customer service. They MIGHT MIGHT hint that there is a problem-or the GM dealership mechanics might let it slip?? They could get fired of course-so I would be careful about letting something like that out. Only GM has the info you want-you can just nibble around the edges. I had a problem like this once-they are common enough-across all makes 1995 hONDA accord-Radiator cracks leaks at 38000 miles-out of warranty- call online parts place-guy says "we sell lots of these radiators" OK -call Honda Customer service-they are polite but non commital after maybe 20 calls-no kidding 20-Honda Customer Service agrees to pay $230 for radiator-nothing for the 5 hrs I spent installing it-I was happy- Same sort of thing happened-VERY VERY HIGH FREQUENCY- for Nissan Titans- the rear ends were FAILING DRAMATICALLY at low-10,000 20,000 miles- 1 year and less!! On a Titan forum-just 1.5 years in-we had accumulated almost 100 cases!! Not me-but I was the record keeper-since I was concerned-$25000 for a truck that was going to leave me on the side of the road!! Nissan was replacing them-they were all in warranty-but owners weren't happy- Never found the "why" it was a modified Dana 40 -strengthened enlarged etc-should have worked fine-despite the powerful motor-5.6 305 hp(stout 305 HP-and close to 400 ft lbs) Yeah- best bet was poor heat treatment for some "powdered cast???" gears-probably done "offshore" CHEAPEST SOURCE I sold it in 2007-bought used $2950 Suburban-never had any problems with it-but needed the $$- got $16,000 for 3 yo Titan-fair price=it was a good truck to me- but that sort of problem soured me on it And this 98 Suburban has been so reliable..... Yeah-common to have these sort of problems-early models-all makes.