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Old 10-16-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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Burning oil?

Finally got the shifter cable fixed! Installed it with a buddy last night and he thinks I'm burning oil. We checked and I had no oil on dipstick. He put in a quart and there was some on it that time. Driving to work this morning and it smells like I'm burning something?

Is there anyway to fix this? Or deal with it unless I go into the motor
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Let me get this straight. You just put 1 quart in it after you saw ZERO oil on the dipstick and now you are commuting in this thing?

I hope for your sake you filled it back up to the proper hash marks and are going from there. If not... well you likely need a new motor if you are driving it like that.
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Lol 1 qrt. Buy 5 qrt jug n fill it
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If you're smelling something ,while driving, you could have a oil leak.

Do any of these car NOT burn oil?
Mine does.
But it's not a big wonder... 5W20W??!?!!!?!???

Your car will be fine, they hold a lot of oil...
Just keep an eye on it.
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Let me get this straight. You just put 1 quart in it after you saw ZERO oil on the dipstick and now you are commuting in this thing? I hope for your sake you filled it back up to the proper hash marks and are going from there. If not... well you likely need a new motor if you are driving it like that.
I WAS AT A FRIENDS WHO CHECKED IT OUT AND GAVE ME A QUART. Yeah I just changed the oil tonight with 5 qts
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I WAS AT A FRIENDS WHO CHECKED IT OUT AND GAVE ME A QUART. Yeah I just changed the oil tonight with 5 qts
They take 6qts not 5. This is a v8 and an unforgiving one at that if you starve it of oil
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I WAS AT A FRIENDS WHO CHECKED IT OUT AND GAVE ME A QUART. Yeah I just changed the oil tonight with 5 qts
You said in your post that you saw no oil on the dipstick and put 1 quart in. Not sure how else I was supposed to interpret that... How much oil did you get out of the motor when you changed the oil?

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They take 6qts not 5. This is a v8 and an unforgiving one at that if you starve it of oil
The pan will even hold a lot more than 6 if you want but 6 is what the standard oil change calls for.
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Got a lot out of the pan. My friend said it was a quart low and he thinks the dipstick isn't the right one or aftermarket
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Ah, got it. Makes more sense now, sounded like you were driving a dry motor. But it might still be burning oil. Also he might have just splashed some oil on the motor somewhere by accident and you smell it burning off.
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I've read over at Mach1Registry forums that the stock dipstick level indicators are off on some of the Machs. It is recommended to perform an oil change, refill with the recommended 6 quarts, then check the level on the dipstick and mark where it is. That is your new"full" line.
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Mine will use a little between changes. Usually uses around 1/2 qt to a little under 3/4 of a qt every 3-4k. I have read and heard a lot about these motors using oil like its a commonly known trait even when they were newer engines. Why is that? I've never been able to find a real consistent answer on that particular topic?
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My dipstick is the same. Should I get a newer dipstick? From like an 04 mustang or no?
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