"Mystical" <Mystical@pacbell.net> wrote:
> My mechanic and I have been discussing what is the best way to slow down
> oil consumption on our 1995 850. Is it better to use a heavier oil say 20/50
> rather than the 10/30 what has been used up to now OR is it better to put
> additives in with the 10/30? The whole idea is to slow down the consumption
> of motor oil with out harming the engine in any other way.
My '95 850 with 125k miles uses less than .5 qt every 10,000 miles. My
'93 850 used about .6 qt every 10,000 miles at 180,000 miles. So oil
consumption is not normal. I have had leaks a couple times, but the
dealer always finds them and fixes them. I always service the flame
trap religiously. I would not sacrifice the lubrication, but rather
find the problem. Why sacrifice the engine to fix a leak? Oil is much
cheaper than engines.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA USA