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Old 05-07-2009, 04:58 AM   #61
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I think you took my post to heart a little too hard there champ. Look at the facts, you burn a quart every 1700 miles! Not normal AT ALL. Think of how much your going to burn in 3000. There is something wrong internally with your motor or one of your seals or gaskets are not sealing properly causing a leak. Find the source of your problem and fix it.
No my friend, I did not take your post to heart. You were forming your opinion which I understand. Your end result was to sell it. That is not a solution, but I do agree with you and the others that it is not normal and once I find the source of the problem it will be fixed.

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:04 PM   #62
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anyone who has read thru all these posts will know that its at the "diagnosing the problem" step. im pretty sure he realizes its abnormal, and it is a problem by now.
I'm pretty sure I have read through all the posts and he has stated that his dad told him to drive it the way it is. There may have been some confusion on my part weither he is going to fix it or drive it the way it is.

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:06 PM   #63
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No my friend, I did not take your post to heart. You were forming your opinion which I understand. Your end result was to sell it. That is not a solution, but I do agree with you and the others that it is not normal and once I find the source of the problem it will be fixed.
Ah but my "solution" was not to sell it right now, but try to fix it first. Regardless lets just get her back on track, or offroad should I say.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:56 PM   #64
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I have an 05 wrangler with 50k on it right now and i change the oil every 4000 miles and i have the exact same problem as joemd60.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #65
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Ah but my "solution" was not to sell it right now, but try to fix it first. Regardless lets just get her back on track, or offroad should I say.
I hope to get off road soon, need to take care of moving expenses first. And hopefully I find the solution to the disappearing oil soon.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:48 PM   #66
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I have an 05 wrangler with 50k on it right now and i change the oil every 4000 miles and i have the exact same problem as joemd60.
How much and how often do you add? My oil rarely makes 3k. I change it every 3 months or 3k whichever comes first.
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the same amount as yours...but my mechanic told me what your stepdad told you also...that is normal...the same answer i got from the dealer too...is not happening all the time though...it's up to the driving continitions at that period of time between oil changes...
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:59 PM   #68
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I know it's a Jeep and not a Ford, but perhaps this can serve as some industry reference:
According to Ford's warranty guideline (as I was told one day when I replaced a 351M engine in my 90 Bronco)...

Acceptable oil loss for a "NEW" motor is 1 quart for 2000 miles. Anything more is considered excessive and they would cover the warranty to rebuild it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:29 PM   #69
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the same amount as yours...but my mechanic told me what your stepdad told you also...that is normal...the same answer i got from the dealer too...is not happening all the time though...it's up to the driving continitions at that period of time between oil changes...
I am just driving it and trying not to worry about it. Although while I am saving for a lift and install costs amongst other things I want to do to my jeep. I have temporarily put everything on hold until I find the oil problem.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:40 PM   #70
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Well strange as it may seem, I only had about 2700 miles on the oil when I dropped it off. The jeep burned 0 oil between that so I am happy.
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Working on heavy equipment for 30 years. I know these are gas engines not diesels. When a 500hp engine starts starving for fuel it will suck up oil past the rings. I'm very old school.
how does a diesel engine run lean?
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You can try the suggestions here - if they work, great.

If they don't, you can have the engine totally rebuilt for $2000 or so - that might help.

Then you'd save $2.50 every 1700 miles.

Or better yet - sell it to me - I'll pay you 1/4 Blue Book value - we already know it consumes way too much oil.
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Did you check the rear main? Look at the bottom bolt where the aluminum plate bolts to the transmission. It's a subtle leak because usually drips off WHILE you are driving. When it's not running, there's not enough oil in that area to really leak. My 99 Sahara had the rear main replace but it never dripped on the ground.

Seriously, I have a '07 Taurus with 29,xxx miles with a rear main leak that loses 1/2 quart of oil in about 2,000 miles but never drips on the ground. You can just see the oil on the aluminum plate after you've driven it. Mechanic at the dealer says he can't see the leak because by the time they get the car on the lift, it doesn't look like it's leaking. Still 1/2 quart in 2,000 miles is NOT acceptable to me. My Jeep now has 74,xxx miles and doesn't use a drop between oil changes.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:36 PM   #74
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It is obvious the jeep is not burning oil nor leaking from the rear main seal, it was checked and re-checked it is not wet around there or anywhere for that matter. that concludes and it is obvious whomever is changing the oil at the shop is not adding enough oil, if my last post was read thoroughly it said I had 2700 miles when it went in the shop.
As for the 1/4 of the blue book value of my jeep, I will send you the tires and rims. When you come up with the other 11K you can have the rest of the jeep.

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