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Old 02-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Burning oil

Is anybody else having trouble burning oil? I drive "spirited" but so does everybody with a mustang, and this is a reoccurring problem for me. I've taken it to the dealer and they say nothing is wrong, but after checking it again burned another quart of Mobil 1.
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Re: Burning oil

dude, I checked the about an hour ago and i found that i had No oil basically in the car. I know i have a minor leak but still.. its basically out. my engine eats it for breakfast lunch and dinner. and comes back for more. its ridiculous
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Ya mine to especially when I first got it, ford took my car in for a week to "run testes" the first month I burned 4 quarts! I don't know why but if it keeps up I will have to take it back to the dealer.
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Mine burned about 1.5 quarts in the first 5,000 miles. Which is what it has on it now.
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This is just a theory but I hope it helps.

If I remember correctly our engines (5.0) have a special oil to help break in the engine(break in period: 1500-2000 miles) after this period we are advised to change our oil. Often times the mistake is made where not enough oil is put in during the change because typical engines only hold 5-6 quarts. Our engines hold a whopping 8 quarts of oil, so it's possible we don't put in enough. And while running low it may cause the engine to start eating the oil. Again, just a theory but I hope it helps.
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dude, I checked the about an hour ago and i found that i had No oil basically in the car. I know i have a minor leak but still.. its basically out. my engine eats it for breakfast lunch and dinner. and comes back for more. its ridiculous
Your 2011-2012 is leaking oil already?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: Burning oil

There is a "sticky thread" on top about this. Here is the deal fellows.The 1st 5000-10,000 miles this is very normal with the coyote motor.It's fu*king serious so take it serious.The motor goes thru a break-in period known as ring flutter.The more spirited you drive it the faster you will notice your problem.The dip sticks are very sensitive.Be sure to be level completely.Only quarts 7 and 8 will show on the stick.If you are willing to take good care of your motor....Then please by all means buy you a passenger side catch can(JLT).You motor will love you for it. All this oil usage is normal and you should keep a close eye till well after 5000.Mine quit burning around 4800 miles.
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I have 15000 on mine and never burned any oil. I put high quality amsoil in it. It is a 25000 mile oil.
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I have 15000 on mine and never burned any oil. I put high quality amsoil in it. It is a 25000 mile oil.
You are past the problem.The amsoil has nothing to do with it.Surely you will not leave that oil in that long,But all jokes aside most will burn this oil from day one going to 5000 to 10,000.If you never burned any then you may not have ever twisted that motor good and tight.That and or just little pot luck
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Your 2011-2012 is leaking oil already?
Its a 96 with a 98 V8. Two different cars haha sorry! Shoulda clarified
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I have 15000 on mine and never burned any oil. I put high quality amsoil in it. It is a 25000 mile oil.
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You are past the problem.The amsoil has nothing to do with it.Surely you will not leave that oil in that long,But all jokes aside most will burn this oil from day one going to 5000 to 10,000.If you never burned any then you may not have ever twisted that motor good and tight.That and or just little pot luck
The AMSOIL top shelf stuff is good for 1 year or 15k if used with the right filter. You could probably go 25k and be fine, but I wouldn't push it past 15k.
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The AMSOIL top shelf stuff is good for 1 year or 15k if used with the right filter. You could probably go 25k and be fine, but I wouldn't push it past 15k.
10k-15k is a lot of miles if you drive in a 'spirited' way.. If you can afford to run Amsoil you can afford to change it around 10k. If your just commuting/normal driving I'd agree 15k is as far as I'd push it as well.
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I always say check your oil often! Its the best way to tell when you need to chamge your oil and can be a lifesaver diagnosis wise. You can also get an oil life detector but I usually can tell by looking at it, feeling the oil and even smelling it. As soon as it starts to feel a little 'gritty' when rubbed between your fingers and its getting past honey brown its time to look for a sale on the good stuff... I've been running castrol syntec for years (better rated oil than mobil 1, cheaper, and available at costco for as low as 33 a 6 pack! (canadian prices)) Always use a quality filter and I always let my old oil sit in the pan for 10 mins and check for any metal at tge bottom. Mileage oil change stickers are for people who don't love their cars. Check your oil.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #14
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The AMSOIL top shelf stuff is good for 1 year or 15k if used with the right filter. You could probably go 25k and be fine, but I wouldn't push it past 15k.
I personally couldn't either.Mentally it would drive me nuts knowing how long it's been in there and/or the miles stacking up.Especially knowing that I like to twist the **** out of it.I just feel like I am taking great care doing it more often and that my motor loves me for it.I do not doubt the stuff is that good.I use mobil 1 5w-20 full syn. and after 4000 I am antsy to do it.
On another note.What filter are you using ?? I found the motorcraft FL500-S for 5.99 and thats a good deal and filter.Got all my oil and filter waiting on my next change.I got a fram X-guard on it now or some **** but no more.That was a one and done deal b/c it was all I could get.Doing my changes at 5000. Thought about ordering K&N ,but my buddy who is a Ford tech said the way the motorcraft is made is actually good.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #16
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Have 8000 miles on my 2011. Notice a oil burning smell first 5000 right after WOT. Friend that are techs said it was normal for break in period. Never noticed oil low because I change every 3000, don't care if ford says I can go 10000.
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I agree, changing your oils every 3,000 instead of 10,000 it's a great idea, since mustang owners are mostly spirited drivers.
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I am to have the filter checked soon , I am not sure what filter they put in there. I think they will change the filter before the oil. I will certainly pay attention to the results. I trust the place I take it to. I am sure they would not allow me to drive with dirty oil. As long as I take it in for checks I should be okay.
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