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Robt

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Oil consumption
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:06:05 PM »
2008 Winnebago vectra with 55,000 miles. Is three quarts of oil in 2500 miles acceptable or excessive?

8Muddypaws

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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
That seems excessive to me.  Something is wrong.  It could be something simple like a leak or it could be something serious.  If it were being burned you'd probably be laying down a smoke screen so my guess would be a leak or excessive blowby forcing it out.

Which engine?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 07:29:12 PM by 8Muddypaws »
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Re: Oil consumption
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 08:09:54 PM »
Excessive, if it is actually using the oil. However, in my experience diesels will throw out any excess if the crankcase is overfilled and dip sticks are often not accurate. If it drops 3 qts and then hold steady, probably no worries.

The ISC and ISL engines have a couple different oil pans available and the capacity differs,

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