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Old 07-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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6.7 Oil Consumption During Break-In Period?

I cringe as I write this, & I hope I am not plagued with more bad luck especially after what my '08 put me through..........
my truck has 820 miles on it, hasn't seen over 70mph on the interstate. From stop lights, I accelerate like a granny, and am always varying the speed per the owners manual so the engine components can seat properly.
Only after 600 miles on the odometer have I bumped passing gear 3 times, with one only of those times the RPM's touching 3k and was unprepared for the engine to get there so quickly and backed out of it for fear of hurting the engine.
Checked my oil today, truck parked on as flat/level of a surface possible for 3 hours, and am somewhat panic'd at the fact the oil level is approximately 1/2 quart low. The level sits almost dead center of the "cross-hatched" area on the dipstick in between the 2 holes.
I truly hope this is normal consumption resulting from engine break-in.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:56 PM
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I am sure some one else will chime in but in my opinion you have nothing to worry about. All motors are different in how the oil runs. I had a motor that would burn a quart no matter what I did but then would be fine. It would run for ever a quart low. If you put the quart in it would burn it back out then be fine. Give it some time and I think you will be fine.
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I am sure some one else will chime in but in my opinion you have nothing to worry about. All motors are different in how the oil runs. I had a motor that would burn a quart no matter what I did but then would be fine. It would run for ever a quart low. If you put the quart in it would burn it back out then be fine. Give it some time and I think you will be fine.
I hope so man, I reluctantly gave up my '08 F250 FX4 6.4l with only 22K on it because the truck would not run correctly in a high humidity climate(South Florida) when I put it under a moderate throttle load. A story all in itself.
I just hope "Murphy's Law" didn't plague me again with 61-Grand of bad luck.
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Did you check the oil level when you first picked up the truck? Could have been delivered to the dealer with the one less quart. I'd say don't worry about it, just keep an eye on the oil level.

And its ok to get on the truck, don't see how that would hurt it even if it had only 10 miles on it. If I remember right the manual says its ok to tow with it after 500 miles so you should be good!

And I don't think you will be plagued with problems on this truck. There is absolutely no way Ford can afford to have another problem engine, this is it, their one and only shot to get it right. They mess up on this one then they mise as well pack up and leave the diesel truck segment, this is make it or break it for them.

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I checked my level the day I got it home and it was in the same position as you describe. That is normal. My old '05 F250 was in the same location after a oil change and when I brought it home...Do not panic all is fine...
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I just added one quart to my truck at 2700 miles. I checked it when new and it was OK but I don't remember if it was "topped off" or just OK. I never opened the hood again until this weekend and found it to be low a quart.

I took it easy the first 500 miles and then started driving normally. I don't spin the tires at every light but they have been spun (wink). I have towed around 700 of the 2700 miles so far. I will bve pulling toy hauler with big load to Sturgis and back in 21 days. I should know more about oil consumtion then.

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