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According to Chrysler it is acceptable for any of their products to use 1 qt of oil every 1,000 miles. And it's acceptable for the vehicle to use 2 qts of oil every 1,000 miles once the vehicle reaches 75,000 miles.

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Don't get me started on that company. Their reps + administration people are as bad as their cars. I couldn't get out fast enough. 1000's of bad stories for the 3-4 yrs I worked in service for a dealer.
 

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It is acceptable to Chrysler, if a motor uses 1 QT. per thousand. I am with Info...this is kinda nuts. This was in writing until recently. They probably are like other manufactures that have a 100,000 mile or more powertrain warranty. I would guess that this is a way to get a warranty and role the dice that the motor doesnt blow until after the warranty expires. The consumption facts now states that if there is a noticeable loss in oil an oil consumption test is performed. And does not state any specified amount of oil used is acceptable (covering there butts a lil).

Yes I physically heard the same thing that INFO heard and I was floored. If my motor, in any vehicle or boat, used a quart of oil I would be concerned.
 

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Yep. At one time G.M. said 1 qt in 800 miles was ok. I have found changing to a straight 30 wt will sometimes stop the burning.
 

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Yep. At one time G.M. said 1 qt in 800 miles was ok. I have found changing to a straight 30 wt will sometimes stop the burning.
X2 i was GM service tech in the 80's/90's and a qt. in 1000 was the number. Minor lifter clatter on start-up was deemed acceptable too

Did notice that some motors had an appetite for Pennzoil that most of the dealerships sold and a change to Valvoline would solve most of the problem by the second oil change.
 

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In 1997 we bought a new CaseIH combine on the farm, powered by a 8.3L Cummins. Every DAY it used 1 gallon of oil from the day it was new, and this was considered normal by anyone you talked to. Keep in mind, it's running at full boost at rated RPM all day long.

3000+ engine hours later, the alternator seized, and burned off the belt. Before we noticed voltage drop, the temps went through the roof and it overheated, boiling out all the water. We changed the alternator, and refilled it with coolant.

It never uses any oil at all anymore. We get through a whole season without adding. And before it was a GALLON PER DAY. It just needed to be overheated to finally seat the rings. :)devil
 

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It just needed to be overheated to finally seat the rings. :)devil
:D That's a great story.

I had this 1800 cc Honda car engine that I hadnt used in years that I put in this turbo sand drag buggy I had 12 years ago.
It smoked so bad there were clouds behind it.
I figured the rings were stuck so a dozen 8000 rpm holeshots at 25# boost freed them up and then it didn't smoke at all. I continued to beat the hell out of it for years and sold it. Those Hondas were about indestructable even with all stock parts.
 
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