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Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread #4516946
09/15/17 09:42 AM
09/15/17 09:42 AM
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Oneida County, NY
rsylvstr Offline OP
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2001 F150 5.4L
Penzoil HM 5W-30 and MC filter
6/17/17
142,867

Top off with same oil.
1 qt 143,987
18 oz 145,023
1 qt 145,443

No leaks. Can't see it burning but obviously she is.

Thinking 5k with pretty much any oil.


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4516957
09/15/17 09:48 AM
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That is pretty high. Going through oil that fast i would just swap the filter at 7,500 miles or so.


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Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4516958
09/15/17 09:50 AM
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I'd try another brand of HM oil with the new change.

Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4516962
09/15/17 09:54 AM
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Fairly low mileage to be using that much oil. My 2010 5.4L had 158K on it when I traded it on my PSD and 45% of those miles were towing. I used 5W-20 during the first 100K and 0W-20 for the remaining 58K and it did not use any oil.

Any chance you have some valve guides leaking or a stuck ring?

Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517002
09/15/17 10:37 AM
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I'd run 15w40 in it if it was using that much oil.
Alot of people have good luck with the 10w40 in the 5.4 and the 15w40. I ran 10w40/ 10w30/ 5w30 and 5w20 and noticed no difference in anything.
So I went back to 5w30 but mine uses no oil.
I wouldn't hesitate to use a thick oil if it was using.
Even 20w50.



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Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517044
09/15/17 11:55 AM
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Absolutely. Time to go thicker.

Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: AirgunSavant] #4517064
09/15/17 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
I'd try another brand of HM oil with the new change.
This ^^^^. Try a 10w-30.

Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517069
09/15/17 12:21 PM
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Have you checked the PCV? If you replaced it did you use an OE part? That's where I'd look first for an oil consumption issue when there are no leaks, then work from there.


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Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517098
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Congrats!

You'll never have to change your oil again as long as you own this vehicle!

1) Start adding 15W-40 or even 20W-50 (whatever you find cheap)
2) Filter every 10,000
3) drive it until she dies.


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Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517174
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rsylvstr Offline OP
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thank you all! interesting posts.
I did change the PCV recently, OEM always.
she used to burn 1 qt every 3k, since I had her at 24k miles.

Could be valve guides or stuck rings. Will have to look into it. With this engine, surely not pulling plugs and pouring (ATF, etc.) in the holes.

Thanks to this site, i have plenty of 10w40. might try that but was hesitant in the winter in central NY.

Last edited by rsylvstr; 09/15/17 02:34 PM.

2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517189
09/15/17 03:03 PM
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rsylvstr Offline OP
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12/19/15 PCV changed with MC part


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517443
09/15/17 08:33 PM
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You can try bg109 or kreen or a kerosene flush to free up the rings. Otherwise time to go thicker


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4517483
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If she still uses oil (at the same rate you listed) After you've tried the pcv valve and cleaners it will be a blessing in disguise. Like was already suggested, just change the filter. Never have to change the oil again. Use a fram ultra oil filter and change it every 15k. Now that's low maintenance.

Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4518245
09/16/17 09:37 PM
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Oneida County, NY
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Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
You can try bg109 or kreen or a kerosene flush to free up the rings. Otherwise time to go thicker



Added to oil or have to go via plug hole?


2013 F150 SCrew Lariat 4X4 5.0 3.55
2012 Altima SL that still vibrates.
2018 Polaris Sportsman 850 SP. Polaris fluids and filter.
Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr] #4518338
09/17/17 05:31 AM
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Added to the oil


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