Is it normal for a normal V8 engine to consume half a quart of oil within 3000 to 4000 mils from JUST use and waer and taer? (not any leak.)?

Mainly LS V8, and just wear from oil sliping past piston rings, push rod gides, and lifter s?

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    7 months ago
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    Most manufacturers won't even cover oil usage unless it is more than a quart every 1000 miles .

    Your vehicle is doing just fine - NO WORRIES.

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  • 7 months ago

    Yes it is. That's why you need to check the oil level on the dipstick every 1,000 miles between oil changes. You need to change the oil every 3,000 miles using regular oil or every 5,000 miles when using synthetic oil. Failing to do so will cause the motor to burn oil faster and ruin the crankshaft and connecting rod bearings.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    No. i have an older diesel 407 CID that will burn a quart on startup.

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  • 7 months ago

    That's normal for a worn out Ford engine.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Wish you had told us how many miles on the engine . . . but you say 1/2 qt consumption so at that rate 1 quart in 6000 to 8000 miles is LOW for an engine with some miles on it. Question is: aren't you changing the oil more frequently than that? If you are putting that many miles on in a short time, it would probably be highway speed driving which could consume more oil. And there may be a lot of miles on the engine.

    You also don't say if that's conventional oil, semi-synthetic or full synthetic. It hasn't been too long since it was recommended to change conventional oil every 3000 miles (and many still do) and a half-quart use well within normal consumption.

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    • Name Withheld
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      I think your consumption is normal (or below normal) for that vehicle, age, mileage.

      I don't know this: was full synthetic recommended in 2004 (or even available)?? I have Ford products . . . those in that age range recommended semi-synthetic. Wonder if full burns faster than semi ???????

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  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Not unusual for a high mileage engine that's been driven hard. Not enough to really worry about.

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  • 7 months ago

    It's not as rare as you think, that's why they still provide dipsticks.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It's on the high side. Usual culprit is worn valve guide seals. An enlightened mechanic can replace these without removing the cylinder heads using compressed air to hold the valves in situ. Well worth having it done. Improves emissions too.

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  • g
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Normal, no. Common? Maybe, especially on an aging Lincoln.

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  • WB
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    That's acceptable.

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