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Old 07-04-2013, 01:24 PM
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is it normal for oil level to be a little low?

So I checked the oil level today and I noticed its about a quart low. I don't have any leaks. Ive been using Valvoline maxx life high mileage. Engine has 98,000 miles. its never been low like that before. Is it normal?
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How many miles since last oil change ? Lots of engines use a bit of oil , and if too long between changes , it will show . Ck your pcv also , that can cause oil consumption . If you are going 5k between oil changes 1 qt is not bad . If only 200 miles , that would be different .
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Its been about 3500 miles. I usually change at 4,000
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One qt in 3500 miles is not "excessive" . But could be an issue . Ck your PCV and crank vent . Double check for leaks and do not use too thin an oil ( it will burn away faster ) . I would go ahead and change it also and start keeping a close eye on it to be safe .
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Do you recommend switching to a 5w/30?
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My 04 calls for 5w30 . I use 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter , for the last 100k . I would see no issue going to 5w30 insted of 5w20 . Or even 10w30 if used hard or in a hot climate .
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My 04 calls for 5w30 . I use 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter , for the last 100k . I would see no issue going to 5w30 insted of 5w20 . Or even 10w30 if used hard or in a hot climate .
04 Expedition? 5.4? My manual calls for 5W-20.
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04 Expedition? 5.4? My manual calls for 5W-20.
Sorry , I should have said my 04 Mounty . I was just using the recomendations of mine as an example . I should have been more clear .
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