Originally Posted by tbird100636
That's what Chrysler states as a MAX usage. And on a 3.0L Chrysler engine, especially on earlier ones, they didn't have an oil consumption problem, they had an oil loss problem due to external leakage. They also had an issue where the valve guides would drop out of the cylinder heads- a recall on these.
On the heads on my 3.0L dodge voyager, the inner exhaust valve was forced into the cylinder by .070 or something like that. That movement causes the valve guide seal to not seat fully and leak allowing oil into the cylinders.
When I had the heads redone I used the "updated guides".
They have a snap ring installed around them to prevent this movement.
It's funny how a 2 cent snap ring on 6 valve guides can tarnish the reputation of a manufacturer.
350187 kms as of this morning on that van.
I just called my local Ford dealer and they are going to "look into it..." I'll take it in next week, but it would be nice to know what I'm up against before im at there mercy.
Failing any lack of repairs from them I might have to fall into the additive game.
My 95 Neon has 225000kms on it and doesn't burn a drop! Yet this 50000km Taurus burns oil...
I'll be sure to let you guys know what I'm told.
I never thought that would be happening on a low mileage car!!!