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Old 11-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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It's really not that abnormal. I'd say half a qt in 5k miles is typical. 1 qt in 5k miles is even normal. My 4.7L will burn half to one qt in the about 7k miles in between oil changes. Perfectly normal in my opinion. All engines have some oil consumption. If it starts to get to like 1 qt every 3k miles, then its' getting very excessive. My 4.7L has over 50k miles.
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Anyone that played w/ 5.0L Mustangs in the late 80's is used to this. Lighter ring set yields a little more oil consumption and gives a 120k motor that still shows crosshatch on the cylinder bore and can be re-ringed and fresh bearings and go for another 120K. Just keep a regular check on it. Little extra regular maintenance makes for a LONG life.
Had a brand new 89' 5.0L sedan with the 5 speed standard back in the day, kicked alot of ass with that car! And yes, I had to add oil periodically, no biggy, no smoke out the exhaust ever, and yes my Hemi is using about a litre every 10,000 km oil change interval too, I'm not too alarmed.
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Also I saw an earlier post about a catch can recirculating the oil to the engine, this is not correct, it does not recirculate the oil.
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loose tolerances help the engine last longer. if they build engines too tight they wear out faster. all cars are like that now. my mom had a late 90's caddy that was the worst. 2 quarts every 5k, they just designed it to hold 8 quarts to compensate.
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and the oil smells like gas.
Reckon you might ought to get that checked out? Oil isn't supposed to smell like gas.
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i have posted this in other threads but i took my 09 in to the dealer for white smoke. they said 1q per 1500 is in spec.i used 2q in the last 5000mi oil change.ill keep an eye on it for this trip.it does seem a bit much.
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Also I saw an earlier post about a catch can recirculating the oil to the engine, this is not correct, it does not recirculate the oil.
I thought the same when I first read that post however what I think they meant to say was that without a catch can the oil gets fed back into the intake and burned. The catch can will do just that, it will catch that oil and prevent it from entering the intake. So with the catch can you can see just how much oil would have been lost, hence why you would see a lower reading on the dip stick.
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