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Tracks Cdn 04-07-2011 03:04 PM

2004.5 5.9L oil consumption
Don't see any leaks, yet I add oil every 1000 kms (Canada eh)

Do I hook onto something heavy and get it good and hot? (had 2 Dodge service managers tell me that and 2 other H/D techs)

Truck has 270,000 kms and works perfect (except cruise control)

Or do the valve seals go and need to change them?


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Stangshcky12 04-10-2011 11:25 PM

I had to convert to miles just to double check (168,000 for anyone wondering)
Around 150k miles (240k kms) most diesels start to burn some oil. (rings, piston sleeves and worn tolerances)
How much oil is it actually putting in. I would keep an eye on all of your other fluids and as long as there isn't any oil in other fluids you shouldnt have much of a problem

Tracks Cdn 07-16-2011 11:17 AM

In 1000 kms (700 miles) burns almost 2 liters (quart and 1/2 US)
Truck runs perfect, bought it used 280,000 Kms (150,000 miles) maybe had a programer and someone drove the $hit out of it ??? Gets 21 to 24 miles per gallon on highway @ 70 mph.
I've been running 15/40 conventional oil going to 20/50 conventional.
Only other problem is cruise control will only work for a mile to two then cuts out and won't reset until after truck is shut on and restarted (computer reboot)


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