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Old 1/8/19, 02:43 PM
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Has anyone heard about any oil consumption on the Eco? Got it new, 1/2 way between dots. Had oil changed at 500 miles w/ full synthetic at Ford dealer. Is at 1/2 way between dots.
Standard Ford filter & Ford Premium full synthetic. Is this normal?
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I would like to know as well. Mine wasn't as bad as yours but i did the oil change myself with Mobil1 full synthetic extended 6 quarts with the bigger filter. Mine is also brand new 2018 with 4k miles. I did the oil change at 1000 miles and at 4000 miles i just happen to check the level and it was like 1/4 down between the dots. I will be adding a oil catch can this weekend and do another oil change and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by 19Eco View Post
. . . . Had oil changed at 500 miles w/ full synthetic at Ford dealer. Is at 1/2 way between dots. . . . Is this normal?
some shops shoot for halfway between the dots when they fill it, some shoot for the top dot . . . if it is not going down, there is no oil consumption . . . check it every few hundred miles to see if it is holding steady, or going down

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. . . i did the oil change myself with Mobil1 full synthetic extended 6 quarts with the bigger filter. . . . I did the oil change at 1000 miles and at 4000 miles i just happen to check the level and it was like 1/4 down between the dots. . . . s.
did you check it when you did the oil change (after running the engine a bit) and was it at the top dot?

there is no guarantee that 6 quarts is going to fill it exactly to the top dot . . . I am not sure, but quite likely with the bigger filter, it will need a little more than 6 quarts to fill to the top dot . . . you have to run the engine a little, check it, and fill it up with more if needed . . . . . . check it over time to see if it is going down

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did you check it when you did the oil change (after running the engine a bit) and was it at the top dot?

there is no guarantee that 6 quarts is going to fill it exactly to the top dot . . . I am not sure, but quite likely with the bigger filter, it will need a little more than 6 quarts to fill to the top dot . . . you have to run the engine a little, check it, and fill it up with more if needed . . . . . . check it over time to see if it is going down
Yes i did check after running the engine to make sure it was at the top. I definitely lost some in 3000 miles. I will keep an eye after i do the oil change this weekend. But doing some research, i did notice that a lot of people are seeing the oil consumption between oil changes and some say its normal for modern performance turbo engines.
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Isn't it common to use some oil during break-in? I know in old school engines, 1000 miles/quart was common, but modern engines should use MUCH less. My '13 5.0 uses less than half a quart in 5000 miles, and it has 93K miles and is boosted.
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After oil change, was at 1/2 way. Am checking every 1oo miles to see what it does.
Thanks for all the replies.,
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Can't they make a better way to monitor your oil?

(oh, & don't fill the oil right to the top,
because the guy at Walmart won't change it,
& you will have to take your car to the auto auction to sneakily get rid of it)
...not that I did that with my Malibu or anything...

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