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Old 11 Jan 2011, 10:41 am
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How much oil to you use between changes??

I hear a lot of people talking about unexplained oil lost between changes. Now I don't use a drop I just checked again and I'm at 3500 miles since my last change and not a drop is missing.

Now I do use synthetic oil and I do use Royal Purple but even when I used a different brand synthetic I had the same results. So is it maybe the Dino oil that gets used up faster or something else?

My car has 67k on it. So lets try to get a count on PT's and see if we can see any common issue on why you lose oil or why you don't.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 10:46 am
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Coming up to 107,000 miles and changing oil at 5,000 mile intervals for the past couple of years and use less than 1/2 a quart between changes. Have alwys used Mobil 1.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 11:47 am
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My oil has only gone low one time, that was when I went 9000 miles between oil changes. I usually change oil every 5k, but let it go through fall. Was about not quite a half quart low. I can attribute most of that to tossing it up the make-up air tube from driving like a total maniac.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 01:58 pm
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I go 7,000 miles with full syn, 1/2 quart low typical. Over 190,000 miles on it.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 02:07 pm
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78000km 06 N/A, usually it drop by around 250ml to 500ml between changes at every 15000km. I use castrol syntec oil
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 02:56 pm
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06 na i change it every month about 4000 it maybe 1/4 quart low i run castrol mix
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 07:48 pm
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Have had 3 different Cruisers; all used Mobile 1; no oil loss in any!
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 12:19 am
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I go 7,000 miles with full syn, 1/2 quart low typical. Over 190,000 miles on it.

Great going on a 190k PT



I'm hoping some of the guys that lose oil report in, I'm curious what kind of oil they use and how long they usually go between oil changes.
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Old 12 Jan 2011, 08:38 am
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Default Re: How much oil to you use between changes??

I have an 01 limited with 72,000 miles. The amount that I lose is always different. Usually anywhere between 1/2 to 1.5 qt every 4000 miles or so.
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