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Normal oil consumption for 90K mile truck?

When I did my first oil change I overfilled a bit and ended up about a 1/4" to 3/4" over the max fill line. I realize that this isn't ideal, but it was my first time and I was a little inexact because I was using a 5 gallon bucket of oil and not individual quarts. Now, 3000 miles later the dipstick is reading about 1/8" below the max fill line. Is that normal? I'm just trying to get a gauge for how much a truck normally uses. I'm thinking that its not that bad since its a relatively large volume of oil versus what I'm used to. Even the big six in my Land Cruiser only used something like 8 quarts! Also, I've NEVER seen smoke from my truck even when really laying on the throttle.

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Ford considers 1 quart of oil every 1500 miles as normal consumption. In saying that, you should always check the oil at the exact same temperature and if it has been running, you need to allow 5 mins for draindown...SOOOO...

the only way to properly check oil consumption is to change the oil on a cold motor.....then mark the dipstick.....then only check it cold and see if it drops more than 1 quart in 1500 miles....
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