Re: '03 Mountaineer V8 Burned A Quart
Considering that "excessive oil consumption" is considered to be along the
lines of one quart in 800 miles, I think you're doing quite well.
If the change is as sudden as you indicate, there may be a cause for concern
but I can only offer the advice that you check the oil level at least at
every fuel fill or make it part of your weekend routine.... and see how
things transpire over the next change interval. It wasn't that many years
ago that oil change intervals were along the lines of 1000 miles and, even
on newer engines, some consumption was expected.
FWIW.... we should take a few minutes at regularly schedule intervals to
walk around our vehicles.... more often is better but even if it is only
once a month... Check lights, tire pressures, look for any tattletales....
wet spots, shiny spots, odd looking spots. Many of these may be false alarms
but if we catch a concern in it's incipient stages and act on them, we
usually can save on expenses in the long run.
I sincerely hope that everyone had a happy and safe new years eve.....
"D.D. Pallmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I noticed that my '03 Mountaineer V8 is almost ready for it's 45,000 mile
>oil change (I change every 5000). I also noticed that it's down a
>quart...never did that before. No leaking either. Is this a potential
>problem, or just normal aging?