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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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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.

My truck has the 3.55 rear end.
 

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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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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.
Probably a cost saving measure.. half quart times 1 million trucks = big money in ford's bank. Just checked mine and it shows the same, level is about 1/4 up the dip stick and still in the hashed area. 2500 mi.
 

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Probably a cost saving measure.. half quart times 1 million trucks = big money in ford's bank. Just checked mine and it shows the same, level is about 1/4 up the dip stick and still in the hashed area. 2500 mi.
Same here, just had oil and filter changed at...700 miles. It took just under 7q to fill it completely to the upper dipstick mark. it was half way down the stick at 700 miles before changing. I agree with the cost saving measure, or someone just messed up exactly how much this motor ACTUALLY takes. Had the oil filter apart, not a single piece of shaving present...hopefully I got a good one. The guy on you tube took his oil filter apart and it had more than several large slivers of metal in it :surprise:
 

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Just thought i'd mention here that the level of my truck seems to play a large factor on how the dipstick reads. If i'm in my driveway with an upwards incline, my truck reads overfull (i.e over the top of the indicator into the wire), and if i'm parked on the street where its level, yet tilted slightly towards the curb, it reads 1/4 up the stick. If i'm at the gas station on a level surface, it's smack in the middle. Just something to watch out for.
 
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