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Old 06-20-2013, 11:08 AM
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Low oil in V10

Hi guys,

My V10 is starting to use more oil than I realized. 73,000 miles.

It seems to be almost a quart every 1000 miles.

I did my last oil change and got less than 4 quarts out, but put 6 in originally.

Everything is working fine and I never got a low oil pressure indication.

So my question.

Will there not be any engine damage as long as the oil pump intake is still sending oil to the engine??

This makes me sick : to see so little oil come out during the change and I will keep a close eye on it in the future.

P.S. Always use Motorcraft semi-synthetic 5w-20.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:17 AM
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Your motor should be fine. 4 quarts out of 6 is ok. It is alittle low, but not too bad. Keep checking the level on a regular basis. You may wanna change your PVC valve. If it is clogged, it will increase oil comsumption. Don't ask me how. Some people on here ALOT smarter than me may cime in here.

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:27 PM
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My 2003 behaves the same way . I put 6 qts. in (and add at least 1 qt during the 3k oil change period ) and take out 4-4.5 qts when changing the oil . Also my dip stick is not accurate , it shows half-full mark with 6 qts oil (which is Ford recommendation by the owner's manual).

Ford manual says "do not add if oil level is within the marks" . But at the absence of an accurate dipstick , it is a challenge (even if you re-mark your dipstick for your own "new full mark " . There is always a question about the accurate 5 qts level.

If you did not change your own oil , you would not have a clue about how much oil is coming out . So, relax , you are not alone.

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I wish I could have the answer for the minimum oil level required for proper lubrication . Let me see what I need for that ;
A full scale lab , at least 100 v-10 triton engines ( for testing variety of engine oil formulations & levels ) , possibly a dozen technicians and few engineers . Also some precision testing equipment needed to monitor wear properties on numerous engine components . It could get real expensive very quickly , unless we get it published by the engine manufacturer .
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Mine burns about 1qt every 1000 miles or so as well and from what i have read on here its seems common/normal. I normally add half a qt at a time when it gets close to the minimum mark on the dip stick but after reading your guys posts maybe i will stop doing that lol.
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Neil, have you seen this thread by Housedad over in the EX forum? Some pretty good info on our PCV valves, with the kind of oil consumption you are seeing it may be the culprit.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/98...cv-valves.html
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Neil, have you seen this thread by Housedad over in the EX forum? Some pretty good info on our PCV valves, with the kind of oil consumption you are seeing it may be the culprit.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/98...cv-valves.html
Thanks for the link. I have not seen this one but will check it out.
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Thanks for the link. I have not seen this one but will check it out.
did you try the PCV valve? Did it fix it?
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