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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Oil levels

I checked my oil level today oil lift shows to be at 52% it’s half a quart low can’t find any leaks has any one else seen there oil level get low ?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 10:35 PM
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Yep. Mine uses 1/2 quart every 5000 miles.
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I have also had to top up my oil level. I didn’t take notice of how much. It wasn’t half litre but it did require some.
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Mine is 1/2 quart low

Mine has 1,400 miles and is 1/2 a quart low. Wondering if they will always use this much or just in the beginning. Or maybe it wasn’t filled properly. My mpgs are 19.3. Not quite what I was expecting, but I have a crappy Atlanta commute.
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I checked mine first time w/900 miles on it was 1/2 quart low from factory
Manual says check it frequently
I figure I'll check it pretty often until I get a feel for its average usage
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On your 19.2 mpg I wouldn't worry I'm sure if it was an EcoBoost it would be around 15
Like all engines I believe from factory they are pretty tight give it 5k hopefully it gets better
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Nothing wrong with them. Keep driving and enjoy. Check them every once in a while but do not sweat. If it MAJOR low, then yes, worry. Still on dipstick, all good, move on with life.

These engines are made to run +/- a quart of oil at least.

I had a few 5.4 Tritons. Loved to eat the oil. But not too much, 1/2 quart every 5k. That was a 07, to this day those trucks are still being driven by my friends family. 200k and counting. NEVER a single engine problem. Dont over think it. Fords like to burn a little oil.

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Call me crazy, but I never pulled the dipstick once on my 2010 KR 5.4. I routinely had the oil changed when the truck indicated the oil life was down to 20%, and drove that truck 8.5 years and 17x,xxx miles until I traded it in on my 2018 KR 3.0.

The 2010 was a solid truck, but it was time to upgrade and buy a brand new one to get paid off whilst I am still working before entering into my retirement years. I decided on the 3.0 because in the retirement years I am planning to be running around with the Ranger boat behind the truck a lot more often then during my professional working years. In fact, I towed it the other night quite some distance and was surprised to see I can get ~25mpg towing that 4500 pound boat at 55mph. At 45mph I was 25-30mpg. At 60mph I was ~22mpg. At 65mph I was ~20mpg. At 70mph I was ~18mpg. Speed definitely kills mpg's. In comparison, my 2010 5.4 would get 11-13.9mpg's towing that same boat--this is why I bought the 3.0.

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I wouldn’t sweat it. I just changed mine for the first time yesterday. It’s got 3.5 k ( I’m not much on 10 k oil changes.) and it was about 1/2 quart low before I changed it. Makes me wonder if ford is putting 6 quarts in from the factory. The listed capacity is 6.5.

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On your 19.2 mpg I wouldn't worry I'm sure if it was an EcoBoost it would be around 15
Like all engines I believe from factory they are pretty tight give it 5k hopefully it gets better
Thanks. I’m sure you’re right. The last time I had a similar commute I had a 2.7 and got 15.9. When I moved the same truck to Texas I got 19.1. The Atlanta traffic really sucks the mpgs out of anything.
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