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Old 10-31-2015, 06:19 PM
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New 6.2, oil consumption?

I have a 2015 F250 with the 6.2. Truck is basically a daily driver, no heavy towing so far. It has about 3,600 miles on it and it appears to have "eaten" about a quart and a half of oil. No sign of oil in the coolant reservoir, no milky residue on oil cap, no sign of smoke on start-up or any other time.

Any thoughts? Is this normal for a new engine while it breaks in or a sign of trouble? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:01 PM
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my truck has never used oil since day 1. Even with a lot of heavy towing I do not need to add oil between oil changes. After 5000 miles it may be down on the dip stick 1/16 of an inch. 30,000 miles on the truck now.

I would keep an eye on what going on, and do not let it run low.
 
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:59 PM
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its New.. No 2 behave the same. any brand... give it time and keep on checking it...

everything needs miles to SET and Seal...
 
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:48 PM
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My 2014 F350 CCLB 6.2 with 4.30 rears digested a quart of oil in 1500mi kind of had me worried also then I changed the oil with Mobil 1 and in 5k mi hasn't touched a drop of oil and much of that was towing heavy
 
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reasons oil escape from an engine

new, parts not sealed/set yet
leaking
consumption

vaporize .. yes oil can vaporize.. and escape thru intake and vents. some brands more than others.

just like Pennzoil now makes motor oil from Natural Gas...
 
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck's First Ford View Post

just like Pennzoil...

AVOID!!!! just my experience. Had to buy some one time due to an emergency, and of the 3 quarts of same viscosity, one was noticeably thinner than the others. I literally had to stare at the label to make sure I was not going crazy.....
 
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck's First Ford View Post
reasons oil escape from an engine


just like Pennzoil now makes motor oil from Natural Gas...
My new 2015 F350 does not use any oil between changes... but I would give time to break in....
On the Pennzoil.. found this interesting :

About Shell Lubricants

The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 12% of global lubricants volume. a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX® and Jiffy Lube®.
 
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I have a 2014 F350 with the 4:30 rear. Have towed my fifth wheel 2500 miles from Florida to Delaware and back plus an additional 5000 miles and never had to add any oil to the truck, before the oil change. Now with 15,000 on it and doing mostly local driving it still does not use any oil between oil changes. So, get out there and put some miles on it and hope everything settles in as it should. Good luck!
 
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Maybe it started out low.
30,000 mi. never used any.
 
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Maybe it started out low.
30,000 mi. never used any.
That would be my guess. My 6.2L uses maybe 1/2 quart in 6,000 miles. On the day I bought I was a quart low with only 88 miles on the clock.
 
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Mine doesn't use a drop between 5k oil and filter changes. 13k miles on it.
 
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130k on mine and no consumption.
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by NHF350 View Post
I have a 2015 F250 with the 6.2. Truck is basically a daily driver, no heavy towing so far. It has about 3,600 miles on it and it appears to have "eaten" about a quart and a half of oil. No sign of oil in the coolant reservoir, no milky residue on oil cap, no sign of smoke on start-up or any other time.

Any thoughts? Is this normal for a new engine while it breaks in or a sign of trouble? Thanks in advance.
Top it off and track it for a while. Check for leaks. Did you check it when you took delivery?
 
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I have been told by a friend that dealers have a hard time reading a oil dip stick
Now it sounds like in this case at 3600 you didn’t have an oil change yet so not sure
But I would read the dip stick after an oil change at the dealer
Think about it if they short you one quart for every oil change they do it adds up
And one quart low won’t make most people take notice….
Sorry to be negative but I have heard this story
And for me in a personal way i know the dealer I deal with doesn’t chaco the oil level after an oil change
 
 
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