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Anyone burning oil in their 5.0?

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Old 06-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Anyone burning oil in their 5.0?

i heard from another MFer that he was burning about a quart every 1000 miles

just wondering if anyone else is also burning oil

this worries me.... lol
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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Was just on that thread too. I changed mine to amsoil at 500 miles. The dipstick was between the two holes and I was 1/2 qt short of filling one of the gallon containers. So lost about 1/2 qt the first 500 miles. Heard that this is common during breakin and then stops. Will keep an eye on it just to make sure and to let you guys know if it burns any more.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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i heard the same thing about them burning oil. My '11 has 2800 miles on it, and 1600 of those came for 2 road trips. I've checked the oil in it twice and can't tell that it has burnt any.
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I posted on other thread, ive been doin 5 k changes and might burn 1/2 qt
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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I haven't burnt much at all, last I checked my fill of amsoil (about 3000 miles old now) it hadn't notably changed so I didn't top off.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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Mine had burned a quart at about 3000 miles. Haven't checked it since. I'm at about 4300 miles now. I'll check it tomorrow (assuming my TBI-addled brain can remember) and report back.
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With 4403 miles on the odo, the car hasn't burned a drop of oil. Not a single one. It's right on the dipstick where I filled it up to last time. So it does seem that though the engines burn anywhere from .5-1 quart of oil on break-in, they don't burn any more after that. At least, they shouldn't...

I did, however, find another teaspoon of oil in my JLT catch can. That's another teaspoon of oil that isn't in the intake now. Hooray! That's about 3 or 4 teaspoons now.
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JLT's on passenger and driver side after 2000 miles show, Passenger with 1/2 Oz of oil; Driver side was Zip.

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I'm the OP from the other thread.
Customer care called today to open a case. Hopefully they have good answers.

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I put an oil separator on this past weekend. By the end of my commute today I would say a couple of teaspoons of oil were collected. I also put delete plates on and cleaned out my intake. It was nasty, and that was with only 22k miles on it. I was surprised how much oil makes it into the intake.
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I put an oil separator on this past weekend. By the end of my commute today I would say a couple of teaspoons of oil were collected. I also put delete plates on and cleaned out my intake. It was nasty, and that was with only 22k miles on it. I was surprised how much oil makes it into the intake.
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i helped my friend put on a boss intake on his 11 5.0 with about 14k on the clock, the amount of oil in the intake and TB was shocking. depending on how you drive blow by is likely where your oil is going, especially if you don't see smoke from the oil burning. i was at a track day this weekend and a guy there had literally installed a oil separator on the passenger side of his 11 5.0 an hour before driving it 30 miles to the track and had a teaspoon in the separator already.
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Wow, thanks for all the feed back on this post, i was getting worried about ordering one after hearing this.

an oil catch can seems to be the way to go, ill start looking.
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Please tell me. Why does the oil go into the intake and what is harmful about that? Is it designed to do that?
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Please tell me. Why does the oil go into the intake and what is harmful about that? Is it designed to do that?
think what else go through the intake. air...air goes through the valves and into the CC. you would but smoking your *** off and diluting the fuel and fouling the plugs.
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Oil in the intake won't damage the engine (not in the volume it's produced by a normal engine, anyway) but over time it will decrease intake volume (think plaque in your arteries) and reduce efficiency - and fuel economy. An oil catch can is in the same league as regular fuel system cleaner applications - but produces a more tangible benefit (the oil in the can that would be in your intake).
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I installed the catch can and it probably caught only 1 oz of fluid over 4000 miles. Not the massive blow by some claim but substantial over the life of a car. I also changed the oil at 5100 miles (oil life 3%) and only drained 6.5 quarts. In between what would not drain out of the pan and the amount now on my driveway I am estimating that it burned up 1 quart through the break in, not terrible.
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First 5000 miles - 1.5 quarts were added to keep it at full.
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about 14,000 miles on our '11. Haven't seen any significant drops in oil level. Intake is about as clean as a DD car is going to be. :dunno:
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Being an owner of a new F150, I see on that forum some of the trucks with 5.0's do the same. After approx. 5000 miles it seems to settle down. Nature of the beast I guess.
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