. requires half quart top up every 2000kms or so as it burns oil.
It burns HALF A QUART EVERY 1,200 MILES?
You are wasting money on expensive oil. Just top with the cheapest API SN 5W-30 all summer
and then switch over to whatever cheap 0W-20 you can purchase economically starting late august.
Oh, and leave the Fram Ultra oil filter for 2 whole years (or more, really).
You replenish so much new oil, that your filter will (quite honestly) actually last for the rest of the life of that worn-out car.
I once ran 30,000 miles on a Motorcraft FL-1A .... think your Fram Ultra is up to the task just fine.
(In fact, keep watch for my "50,000 mile Fram Tough Guard" post that is coming some time this weekend)