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Old 10-29-2012, 06:55 PM
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Losing Oil 2001 F250

I just did an oil change on my 2001 F250 5.4 4x4 over the weekend. After dumping the old oil back into the 5 quart container, I noticed that I was down 3 quarts of oil. The truck doesn't smoke and I don't see any leaks anywhere. It just hit 100k miles. I noticed other times when checking the dipstick, it reads low. Does the 5.4 have oil returns that can be possibly clogged and keeping the oil in the valve covers???
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How many miles between changes? Ford considers consumption of a quart every 1000 to 1500 miles normal. I've had three 5.4L engines over the past decade and they all consumed oil to some degree. Switching to synthetic seemed to help.
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Catalytic converters will actually mask oil consumption. You won't see the smoke.
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