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Oil Usage

wpurple

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Just curious on what the norm/average oil consumption is on the 5L's.

My Mountaineer just turned 80K and I go through about a quart of oil every 2.6K
(Mobil 1 0W30)
 


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Bigg_billy

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How often do you change it? 3,500 miles should be tops, after that you will use oil just because it begins to loose it's lubricative properties.
 




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My 2001 Limited has the 5.0 , I change my oil every 5,000 miles like my owners manual suggests. It has 99,500 miles on it and has never (knock on wood) used a drop of oil.
 




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I change the oil every 4 months or so which amounts to about 3500 miles or so.
 




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Try a heavier weight oil.
I use Mobil 1 10w30, changed around 3,000 to 3500 miles, and my Exp (5.0 w 118,000 miles) doesn't use any oil (as far as I can tell, anyway).

I didn't think the recommended oil was a zero weight, and you may be using something that is too thin, and more easily gets past bearings/seals/rings.
 




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