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Old 12-01-2003, 02:22   #1 (permalink)
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BA GT oil consumption

My GT has now done 1670km and 340 of that was done yesterday. I checked the oil level tonight and it is down to the add mark. What I want to know is from other GT owners if they have had similar consumption and with the amount of Ks this car has done, is it a worry. I have driven this car as per the run in sheet i was given buy the dealer, upon reading that it makes you scared to rev the thing in case of damage. I have been as gentle as I can, and still feel this is high consumption, any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA GT oil consumption

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I have driven this car as per the run in sheet i was given buy the dealer, upon reading that it makes you scared to rev the thing in case of damage. I have been as gentle as I can, and still feel this is high consumption, any ideas would be appreciated.
what was on the paper you where given?
you should take the engine to 4500rpm in the first 750klm
then to 5500rpm for the next 750klm,with occasional use of full throttle
i got this from the fpv web site
my pursuit is down to the add ,just got 2000klm on it
starting to go a bit better now
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had my first race yesterday,against a manaro,was dead even up to 160
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we stoped at the lights ,he said he had a cold air,full exhaust and computer mods
it did sound very nice,best i have heard,now i want exhaust as mine was tottaly unhearable and just not acceptable
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:58   #3 (permalink)
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Mine did about 3300km before it got down to the add mark. Didnt check where it was when l picked it up so dont know just how much oil it has gone through. l will watch it over the next few months to see if consumption settles but so far l think its ok.
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Re: BA GT oil consumption

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I have had the engine rebiult by FPV. My car had only done 7000K's. The new motor is in now. First day was a trip to melbourne trying to run it in as per the instructions. It used 1 litre of oil in 1000K's . Topped it up at herrods. Drove back to sydney and it only used 300Mls. I am checking it every 1000K's. I have also had a phone call from FPV regarding the new motor , and was told that the oil use will improve as the motor gets run in. 3500 Ks on the rebiuld and the oil usage is improving. Things are looking up.
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Back from my little holiday now.
first 3500km (1900 @ 110 km/h rest at warp factor 3) used 750ml
subsequent 4500km (2500 @ mach1 remainder @ 110) used 250ml

total now 33,860km
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Hi, Build 288 july 03. engine lag time i am told is some 2months. ie in my case a may or june build for engine. 1st 4,000k used 4 lts. now checking at thomos every 1,000k and guess what using appx 1tr per 1,000k and no improvment. I don't drive it much (trying to preserve it) looks like a rebuild for me but 1st the process with fpv until i get a few more clicks up currently 5,600k only. There is another thread somewhere on this site with plenty more info on the oil usage issue if you need it. sorry to see later builds like 500+ still got the problem. maybe it is not rings like they say if keeps on in later builds? anybody else know what maybe causing it?


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Hi RBuchel,

l should have mentioned my car is #286, so our cars must have come down the line together. As l posted, so far l dont think we have any problems with oil consumption, fingers crossed.
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Hi GT 522,

My GT is July 03 build and is number 337. After reading all the threads on oil consumption issues I have been checking my oil level every time I fill up petrol. I had noticed the oil level was dropping. At approximately 1700kms, the level dropped below the 'add' level and I added about 1 litre of oil. I had the engine oil and oil filter changed at my first service (approx 2800kms). Since then the oil level has been steady (about 5000kms now and fingers crossed). I ran in my car according to the instructions on the FPV website.

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Old 12-03-2003, 18:06   #9 (permalink)
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Re: BA GT oil consumption

every car, be it ford, holden, or mercedes, whatever, is going to use oil when new. Heck, some cars like mercedes keeps on burning the stuff! Mercedes say that this is a design feature engineered into their engines, because the logic goes, if you are not using oil, then it is not lubricating every part of your engine!
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My car GTP 0016 was the first in QLD, 4th April. I have now done over 10,000 and used less than 1 (one) litre in total, in top ups.

A mate of mine, has a GTP purchased in June, used a truckload of oil on a trip to Sydney in October.

Then, in November he drove to Sydney again and used NO OIL!

My theory was that Its not the motor (rings etc) but an oil pick up problem from the CV system (crankcase ventilation), which picks up (sucks up) oil throwing it back into the motor via the induction system.

GUESS WHAT!

Seems I might have been right. The dealer (Sunshine Ford Gold Coast) has confirmed to my friend, it is an oil ventilation problem NOT faulty and excessive engine wear.


Hope this helps you guys.
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