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Old 11-13-2005, 11:18 AM
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lost of oil

hey i'm new to all this so i hope i get it right. i need some help with oil lose about a quart every 1,000 miles. have a 2000 f250 4x4 7.3 with only 88,ooo miles. thanks
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Old 11-13-2005, 02:57 PM
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Welcome to Powerstroke.org Carl!
You blowing any smoke or have any mods at all?
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:35 AM
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i dont see any smoke,not dripping any oil but going somewhere,thanks,carl
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:32 AM
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I thought the same thing on mine when I first got it, and quickly learned that all the strokers are different, I thought it was burning oil, but one of the guys told me to let it go and see if it dropped anymore. It didn't, it ran just a little below half way up on the cross hatched area of the stick. I got to looking, and the previous owner had even written 14 quarts under the hood cause that 15th quart just burns out. I was adding another quart about every 1000 miles too, hope this helps, just let it go a little longer and see if it keeps dropping before you sink money into locating the problem, keep us posted!

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Old 11-14-2005, 11:21 AM
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I actually only ever put 13 quarts in mine. I read somewhere that was the ideal amount to keep from overfilling it and having it run crappy.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:28 PM
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I put 15 quarts in mine. The oil level is right at the top of the cross-hatched area (full mark). I have yet to have any kind of rough starting/ idling like you guys are describing - I'm sure I've jinksed it now!! The other thing is that the book says that 2 qts are for the filter replacement (ie 13 without filter). Does your dipstick read correctly? I mean, do you have the right dipstick? Well, you know what I am asking (I hope). Maybe someone swapped out to the wrong one for some reason - just brainstorming here.
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Old 11-14-2005, 07:45 PM
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Oil Loss

Hey... I know this may sound strange, but Ford actually has a specification for oil loss over a 1,000 mile period and it is one quart. I'd be kinda pissed if my car burned a quart every 1,000, but in the world according to Ford, this is normal . Also, just about every 7.3L I've every filled has taken 15 to 15 1/2 qts. I think that's about average for that engine.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:55 PM
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I agree with carlopro. Diesels do by design use a little oil, more so than a gasoline engine. I added 1 quart in the last 5,000 miles I drove. I felt that is pretty good.
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