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Old 06-10-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Burning oil

In about 5k miles my truck will eat up about 2qts of oil. I have no leaks, checked my tb not long ago(cleaned about 20k miles ago) an had a decent amount behind it. What's some ways to help this or is it something worse? I run 5w-30

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Definitely dont go on any long trips without checking your oil, gonna have a bad time
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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I use a qt every 2500 driving normal these hemi motors do consume alot mainly thru pcv which sucks for our trucks no catch can for it

But I don't sug doing 5k oil changes on a hemi unless you check your oil unlike some people
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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I check my oil every couple weeks at least. Learned that with my first truck. That bad boy leaked oil like a mother!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Speaking of oil changes. I'm gonna do one on the truck today once I can get it back in my driveway. Got a guy doing some mason work and all his tools are laying in the way
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Mine has only started using a bit. I get the occasional blue puff at start-up. Otherwise, nary a drop between changes.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Valve seals are usually the first to start leaking. Then possibly a intake gasket and of course cylinder leakage being the worse case. Maybe change seals during the next cam change. I run mine into the upper range somewhat often and am surprised I don't burn any oil. I did change seals when I did the valve springs a while back.
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You mean like the seals on the valve covers? When we did the cam I got new front gaskets along with valve cover an the ones where the plugs go though the cover
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You mean like the seals on the valve covers? When we did the cam I got new front gaskets along with valve cover an the ones where the plugs go though the cover
Sorry, no I mean valve stem seals.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #10
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My 03 was useing a few quarts. It got worse when I switched to synthetic oil
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