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Old 04-13-2007, 01:15 AM   #11
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Ok, I guess I'll go out on a limb and look like the idiot here cause I have been filling it with 6 quarts for quit a while now. I mean probably 50 or 60K miles since I started doing it.

The reason is because it doesn't read much over the full line on my dip stick. On the stick it only looks like it is a 1/4 to 1/2 quart high. My car has been consuming a little oil for a long time and this give me a little extra so I don't have much of a need to add between oil changes.

I'm not in any way telling anyone to go out and put 6 quarts in their car. I didn't do it in the 02 when I changed it after I bought it. But I did add the full fith quart.
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Its probably consuming more oil now due to added crank case pressure.
Moral of the story, unless you want to kill your engine prematurely, dont run over the manufactures spec.
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You should never have to add between changes. As long as you stay within the hashed mark area of the dipstick. 1/2 low is better than over-full.

If you consume enough oil to fall BELOW the hashed area between oil changes, get a new motor or fix the leaks.
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Now that macdrive has conveniently edited all his posts in this topic,
I had only edited that one post because I had originally wrote "coles" instead of "coals."
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I dont know if it would do it or not in a gas engine, but in a big diesel especially a Detroit adding extra does ruin the motor quite quickly. I would think the same may be true to a gas motor if it is to the extreme.

If I am outta line please some one PM me but things seem a little harsh so to speak. Is everyone doing ok? Myself, I am not getting into it but I am pretty sick but keep my mood upbeat by logging onto this sight and lately alot of posts seeem to have a bit of hostility. Maybe its just me, I am sorta new here.
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Valve covers, uim, lim, oil pan even the tranny pan gaskets are all fairly new. About a year or two ago now. No leaks I can see. motors clean and dry. No oil on the driveway and it always passes emissions.
A while back, before, the oil got low enough that I got the check oil light (or was it low oil level) found out It was 2 quarts low if I remember right.
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honestly....and im not singeling one anyone out by this post


why do you not just follow the Manufactures Required/Recommended fill amount, and be done with it??

makes sense to me
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I dont know if it would do it or not in a gas engine, but in a big diesel especially a Detroit adding extra does ruin the motor quite quickly. I would think the same may be true to a gas motor if it is to the extreme.

If I am outta line please some one PM me but things seem a little harsh so to speak. Is everyone doing ok? Myself, I am not getting into it but I am pretty sick but keep my mood upbeat by logging onto this sight and lately alot of posts seeem to have a bit of hostility. Maybe its just me, I am sorta new here.
Boosted, do a search on the term OIL with MACDRIVE as the author. You'll understand the frustration then.

When you get tired of that, try spark plug topics.
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Boosted, do a search on the term OIL with MACDRIVE as the author. You'll understand the frustration then.

When you get tired of that, try spark plug topics.
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MAC, what made you think of this? What would the hypothetical benefit be from the extra quart of oil. Il curious what your thinking here was. I understand your question, but i want to understand your theory.
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