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Old 11-18-2004, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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Oil consumption at 100,000 kms

G'day all, just curious if anyone has suggestions with regards to this query? Thanks!

"Hi Jack.

I have had a quick look over your site - sorry I haven't registered yet.
I have a question though which I am searching for an answer for, and which I believe should be interesting to your E series members.

I brought an EL wagon in 2000 (4 litre), it was 3 years old at the time and had covered 42,000 Km.
The original elderly owner changed the oil & filter every 5,000kms using the specified 15W-40 oil.

Not only have I maintained that schedule, but I also change the air filter every 15,000 Km, the spark plugs every 25,000 km, and the leads every 45,000 km.

As far as I'm concerned, all the inputs to the engine are kept very clean.
The engine has just passed 110,000km and did not use a drop of oil until the 105,000Km oil change. It is now using 400ml between changes.

The interval for the 5,000km changes is 3 months.

The local Ford dealership says this is acceptable and normal oil consumption for an engine that has completed 100,000km.

I'm not asking for an answer to this problem. Rather, I'm interested in your groups experience in this area.
My view is that if this is typical consumption for an engine treated so well, that you have Ford putting out a sub-grade product.

To put it in perspective for you, Ford's have been in our family starting with my granddad's Model T, Model A and 55 Customline, through to a ZF Fairlane, EA II and this EL.

Any thoughts?

Best Regards, Gary"
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Old 11-18-2004, 03:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil consumption at 100,000 kms

that is very normal usaage.. i reclon mine would run out if i let it go for 10,000 km.... so only 400 ml, in 5000 km is pretty good
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