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Old 10-03-2013, 03:52 PM
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What is normal oil usage?

I changed my oil a little over 2,400 miles ago. I checked the oil level today and its down about 2 quarts. Original engine has 80k miles on it. No smoke at all. There is a small leak in the valley, I'm guessing from the IPR. I get a quarter sized oil spot daily out of the trans inspection cover hole. But it doesn't look like its coming from the valley or the EBPV, The EBP tube is not greasy looking nor is the top of the pedestal under it.

Reason I don't think its coming from the valley is that the small depression in the valley by the fuel pump has no oil in it but the depression in front of the fuel bowl does. I guess next I'll check to see what the fuel filter looks like. Fuel filter has about 5k miles on it. If it is black I assume one or more of my injector rings are starting to go? Or is this just normal oil usage?
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:38 PM
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ZERO oil usage is NORMAL.

I know guys with 300k and go 5000k between oil changes and they dont use a drop.

Change your oil brand. My truck liked to drink Rotella. I now use valvoline and it uses none
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i agree with brad zero is normal. how much is going through the CCV?
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Not sure how much oil is going through the CCV. I guess I'll pull the boot and see how bad it looks in there. I just changed the stock boots a month or so ago to Riffraff boots and I did notice that the wheel edges were sharp as hell but sharp like a serrated knife edge.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:13 AM
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My Turbo wheel has some rough edges:
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The boot has a lot of oil in it, this is just not a light coating

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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Oil looks like all of mine when I bought them, your turbo wheel is pitted
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Oil looks like all of mine when I bought them,

What the heck does that mean?


your turbo wheel is pitted
Yea, it is. I recently changed out the original boots, I thought the boots were letting junk hence the pits. Now I wonder if it's pitting because of excess oil coming in the CCV? Could that be possible? Think the filter element in the doghouse has broken apart and why the turbo is pitted?
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Think it is worth pulling doghouse to see if my filter is even there? I have the orings and washers already but I was going to do a closed loop ccv mod with a drain bowl and don't have all parts together yet.

I haven't yet looked at the fuel filter but I have no smoke at all. The only other observation I have is that when I first start up the exhaust smells sweet, even a little chlorine type smell. After EOT it smells like an interstate truck stop parking lot in the winter.

Engine starts up on a tap of the key, a second or 2 seconds at most.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:18 PM
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Meaning never pulled and cleaned, all of them were bone stock after the ccv on my dually it is still dry, but my trucks don't consume oil afain (as far as i notice) between oil changes
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