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Old 08-30-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Burning oil?

Hey guys.. I have a 2013 GT Track Pack. Manual and oil cap calls for 5w-50 full synthetic. 8.5 quarts. I picked the car up a couple months ago and have put 1,000 miles on it since. Finally got an oil change done. Roughly 5,000 since the last one. I drained the existing oil out and it was just shy of 7 quarts.. About 1.5 quarts less than it should have been. I hadn't checked the dip stick in a few weeks but last time I checked it was spot on and it is now after adding the new 8.5 quarts. Is it normal for these cars to burn that much oil? I usually do my oil changes around 3,000 apart so maybe it's because of it being longer? New to mustangs so just curious if anyone has any info. Thanks.


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Yes it is, mine burns oil as well, I don't know where it goes or how much exactly it burns though. I just hope it's not going into the intake. I would suggest getting a breather cap. Don't mess with the catch cans , I've had some friends have theirs break on them because they're plastic.


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I would love to hear someone who really knows about these engines on here explain where the oil is going though.


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Which catch cans were they? I thought those JLT ones look pretty solid. Although I did hear the same about the breathers being more affective overall. Just would be nice to hear others say they're having similar experiences with oil.. Makes me feel a little less worried. I know the previous oil change was done at the dealer when the original owner had the car. So I'm sure it was done right, only possibility is it's burning it off.


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They were the jlt actually . I have breathers and they work great. And you're probably right , these engines might just burn a little oil, I hope.


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I actually have a JLT and in my opinion it works great. But the other day I took out the catch can to see what it was retaining and I was surprised to see a tablespoon worth of oil in the can. The can had been on there for 5 thousand miles. So I would say put something on there for sure as a precaution. But if you buy one I'd trust the JLT.

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I wouldn't trust the JLT catch can. They've been known to cause vacuum leaks.
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Really that's worrisome, what have you heard?

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I seem it on other forum saying its normal for a new track pack to burn oil during the first oil change interval.
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #10
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On my 2nd oil change @6000 miles. I did the first oil change at a little over 5 k miles, didn't really pay much attention to what cam out of it I did this time. I had kept the old 5qt oil containers from the first change. Filled one up, then started to fill the second when I noticed it only was up to the 1.5 quart line.

I poured 8.5 quarts exactly into the engine for the first oil change. 6.5 quarts were drained. Where the hell did 2 quarts of oil go to?


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I have the same problem on my 2012 GT, I have to add about a quart between oil changes, I change my oil about every 5k miles. I've yet to get a clear answer on if this is normal for this motor or if there's something wrong with mine.....
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I've got a 14 TrakPak car and although I've got a UPC Plug-n-Play catch can I also empty it every 1000 miles. I usually get a couple of table spoons out of it.
I bought the car with 2700 miles, changed the oil with MotorCraft Synthetic 5/50 at 4550miles and will change it for the second time at 9550. In between oil changes I hardly notice any difference on the dip stick which I check every 1000 miles..................since I get a good deal on the Motorcraft oil/filter from Ford I just buy it and have the Ford dealer change it for $18. I only run 8 qts of 5/50 and that puts it right where it should be on the dipstick.
Maybe my car is different and with 8qts in the pan I wouldn't be too worried about losing 1qt.........................has anyone checked the plugs in their car lately?
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1st off what oil do you use,Motorcraft Korean oil is garbage it shears to 30 weight in less than 2000 miles,try a better oil. Like rp-hps or redline5-40. It is a slightly thicker oil.Catch cans work somewhat,it could be oil vapor going right through your catch can.Redline oil is Ester based,can't get any better,not sure what rp base is anymore since company changed hands.

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