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#4516946 - 09/15/17 10:42 AM Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
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.
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#4516957 - 09/15/17 10:48 AM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
Urshurak776 Offline


Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 445
Loc: North Carolina
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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#4516958 - 09/15/17 10:50 AM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
I'd try another brand of HM oil with the new change.

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#4516962 - 09/15/17 10:54 AM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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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?
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#4517002 - 09/15/17 11:37 AM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Loc: Port Orange, Florida
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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#4517044 - 09/15/17 12:55 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Absolutely. Time to go thicker.

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#4517064 - 09/15/17 01:17 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: AirgunSavant]
FZ1 Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 4727
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
I'd try another brand of HM oil with the new change.
This ^^^^. Try a 10w-30.

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#4517069 - 09/15/17 01:21 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29778
Loc: NY
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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#4517098 - 09/15/17 01:58 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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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#4517174 - 09/15/17 03:31 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
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.


Edited by rsylvstr (09/15/17 03:34 PM)
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#4517189 - 09/15/17 04:03 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
12/19/15 PCV changed with MC part
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#4517443 - 09/15/17 09:33 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1662
Loc: Crawfordville FL
You can try bg109 or kreen or a kerosene flush to free up the rings. Otherwise time to go thicker
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#4517483 - 09/15/17 11:05 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
Ammofirst Offline


Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 353
Loc: Western usa
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.

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#4518245 - 09/16/17 10:37 PM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: SilverFusion2010]
rsylvstr Offline


Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 2499
Loc: Oneida County, NY
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?
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#4518338 - 09/17/17 06:31 AM Re: Another " when would you change the oil?" Thread [Re: rsylvstr]
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1662
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Added to the oil
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