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Old 01-01-2008, 07:33 AM
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Burning Oil ?????

I run synthetic Rotella 5-40 in my 03 f-250 7.3l w/95k. My last oil change interval was 8k at which time Black Stone said I was good to go. In 8k miles I had to add 2 quarts of oil. I'm going to try to do 8k again this time. I'm right at 6k now and I just added my second quart. Does two quarts consumption in 8k said about right.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:39 AM
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Good question, here's a bump for ya!
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:51 AM
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I was courious about that too. last summer i bought a 2000 Excursion. Changed oil to Amsoil, and at 8K had to add 3 qts. Thought that was a little much. have 90,000 mi now.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:00 AM
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Not sure but 2 quarts doesn't sound excessive. I change mine at 5000 and I haven't used any oil up till this last time I fueled up I noticed I was about a quart down. I have about 1500 towing miles on this oil change and its about 200 miles from hitting 5000 so I will go through another oil change and keep and eye on it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:00 AM
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My 2002 7.3 does it too. Right at 6k miles , in between oil changes , I have to add 2 quarts.

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i better go check my oil
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:51 PM
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In the 7.3L manual Ford does mention that some oil consumption is normal.Two quarts sounds pretty normal to me.Certainly not excessive.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:14 PM
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WOW Makes me wanna check mine now. I run Semi-Synthetic but change at 5K
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:25 PM
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The harder I drive mine.. the more oil I will burn. At most, mine will use a quart at 5k. Normally, it's at the low end of full at 5k.
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