February 5, 2007Just wondering if any of you V10 owners over 100k are using oil. I been told on the last 2 oil change that I'm down 1 quart when I get the oil changed. Normally, the place I go to tops it off, but I didn't check to make sure they did the last 2 times. Recently, had the dealer change the oil and top it off. 1000 miles later and it could be using oil. Of course, I'll keep checking it till the 3000 mile mark is up. I'm hoping it was just the place I been going to that did not top it off which tics me off. Is anyone else experiencing any abnormal oil consumption after 100K??
Forums : Engines-Gasoline Other : V10 over 100k oil usage? (1701 Views)
February 12, 2007Don't know what kind of oil they are using, but some types of oils seem to burn out faster than others, Quaker State comes to mind as one that burns out fast...
February 14, 2007Thank for the tip Wrencher. I go to a havoline oil station. I check the oil today and it seems to be at the last spot as before. A little under the full mark. It might just be there not topping it off. But I'll keep checking up the 3000 change.
February 14, 2007thats odd, when I had my oil change business, we saw that Quaker tends to be a cleaner, and longer lasting oil than others ...in regards to Ford modular engines. Pennzoil tended to be worse in fords but did really well in GM vehicles. This not scientific or "fact" based, just merely on my observations.
On your Q?, mine is at about 120K and doesn't burn any oil at all...been running quaker most of time, and ones in a while castrol. Main thing is consistency, every 3K miles
February 18, 2007i run 5w-20 motorcraft(as recomended by the latest TSB)! i change it every 3K with a MC filter of NAPA brand (which is made by wix)! some oils will loose alot if viscocity due to the thin channels of the V10! also there has been reports that V10's will have slight oil usage.
PERSONALY i woun't use anything associated with that orange crap (FRAM!!!)........Quaker State is a glorified FRAM!!! their filters are re-wraped Fram filters.........MC filters have a better filtration (along with NAPA/WIX), and as for oil, the MC sytec blend provides ample protection for a V10, anything other than MC and i'd use Castrol 5w-20!!
Team Mudd Racing Pres.
February 18, 2007Step 1.) Change PCV valve with a MOTORCRAFT part
Step 2.) www.auto-rx.com Feel free to use coupon code arxdd for a few bucks off
Step 3.) Switch to a synthetic 5w30
The whole 5w20 thing was purely motivated by CAFE/EPA reasons and has NOTHING to do with oil passages, clearances, or anything else. Nothing changed internally on these motors from the time they were made and recommended 5w30 and when they began recommending 5w20.
Heck, nothing changed on them until recently with the introduction of 3v heads!
Plus, as many times as people have told me "The tolerances are smaller" (which they meant clearances) no one has actually TOLD me what the clearances are. How do they know if they're smaller if they don't know what they are?
Additionally, Ford's own tests showed a 0.6% improvement in gas mileage. So if you got 15 mpg before, you'll get 15.09 mpg! Which doesn't seem like a lot to you, but it saves them a tremendous amount on their CAFE fines.
If you're under warranty, go with Motorcraft 5w20 and MC filters. If you're not, you have plenty of options.
Lastly, feel free to download and review my spreadsheet of modular motor used oil analysis. The "weighted" values are how many miles to get 1 ppm of that wear metal. So higher is better. Please right click and save as:
March 8, 2007Darkdan, I went to the autorx site and they say no to use any synthetic oil just the regular stuff, and ur recommending sythetic why is there a difference here?
March 15, 2007I sold a 2001 with over 280,000 Kilometers on it about a month ago and it only needed a litre of oil every 4400 kilometers. I could almost make it to an oil change without having to add oil.
When I ordered my new 08 Diesel, it was touch and go whether to get the V10 or not. I really liked the V10. And the new ones have even more power.
I still have my 02 Diesel.
March 24, 2007I have 107000 miles. I was just told by my mechanic that the v10 burns about 1 quart every 900 miles. I have noticed it for the last 30,000 miles. I have and extremely clean enginge, so I know I have no leaks, and I have never seen any smoke.