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Old June 5th, 2019, 16:26
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93 4.0l ax15 np231 210k miles

so today I just did my oil change is I was just a little over on mileage (5723 miles) I change the oil every 5k so it has been 10723 miles since the last change.. well I didn't mean for it to go so long. only a half a quart came out. I haven't had any ticking or knocking noises. only thing Ive notices is that it gets warm fast but doesn't over heat unless I sit still. the oil pressure gague was sitting half way between the 0 mark and the next mark. I don't trust the pressure gauge and need to change the sending unit out with an oem one b/c it just jumps all around.

now has anyone ever experienced this? I have no oil in water. no water in oil. she doesn't smoke. she doesn't leak. spark plugs look normal.

I know I need to change/check my oil more often.
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Old June 5th, 2019, 16:38
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Re: oil consumption

do yall recommend a higher weight oil?
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Old June 5th, 2019, 18:48
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93 4.0l ax15 np231 210k miles

so today I just did my oil change is I was just a little over on mileage (5723 miles) I change the oil every 5k so it has been 10723 miles since the last change.. well I didn't mean for it to go so long. only a half a quart came out. I haven't had any ticking or knocking noises. only thing Ive notices is that it gets warm fast but doesn't over heat unless I sit still. the oil pressure gague was sitting half way between the 0 mark and the next mark. I don't trust the pressure gauge and need to change the sending unit out with an oem one b/c it just jumps all around.

now has anyone ever experienced this? I have no oil in water. no water in oil. she doesn't smoke. she doesn't leak. spark plugs look normal.

I know I need to change/check my oil more often.
Is it really half a quart or,..... Where did the half quart come from? Engine, transmission, transfer case?
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Old June 5th, 2019, 18:50
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Re: oil consumption

10-30, 10-40, 15-40, it gets used at the same rate for me. Old engines use oil. I check mine every time I get gas.

Did you 5700 miles or 10700 on an oil change?
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Old June 5th, 2019, 21:30
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10-30, 10-40, 15-40, it gets used at the same rate for me. Old engines use oil. I check mine every time I get gas.

Did you 5700 miles or 10700 on an oil change?
10.7k :/
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Old June 5th, 2019, 21:31
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Is it really half a quart or,..... Where did the half quart come from? Engine, transmission, transfer case?
sorry about that. i was doing an engine oil change.
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Old June 6th, 2019, 05:40
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Re: oil consumption

any oil is better than no oil. Just check it and add it!!!
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Old June 6th, 2019, 18:09
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Oof, you lost 4 quarts of oil without noticing a leak over 10k miles? I'd worry about it burning. It's not magic, it had to go somewhere.
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Old June 6th, 2019, 18:19
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10.7k :/
Yea that's pretty bad. Doing that =sludge=engine failure. Most manufacturers say that normal oil consumption is 1qt in 3-5000 miles. So 10700 equals about 3.5 quarts. If you drained 1/2qt plus what's in the filter your consumption is not too bad, you just need to be more diligent abOut checking and changing. Fwiw, I change mine r always at 3000, the wife's xj at 4000 with synthetic. These are old engines on old tech, they require some amount of watching.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 07:30
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doesn't our jeeps take 6qts?
I also use Mobil 1 10w30 when doing my oil changes.. she runs like a champ now with the oil change.. I think better than before. weird
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she runs like a champ now with the oil change.. I think better than before. weird
You mean better than before with no oil? -- I wonder why...
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Old June 7th, 2019, 09:06
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You mean better than before with no oil? -- I wonder why...
I mean better than when I did my last oil change
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