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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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Oil consumption between oil changes.

I had an 07 lbz and I always just went by the oil life monitor so I can't tell you the mileage between changes. Anyways my 07 would use about a quart to quart and a half of oil between oil changes. I put over 900,000 Mike's on that truck and it was consistent since day one on oil consumption. Fast forward to now and my 17 L5P. This thing...twice now, has not read on the dipstick when I would change it. It has 140,000 miles now. I know some of you will say I need to check it often between changes, but I don't and feel like I shouldn't be worried about running low on a new vehicle. What have you all noticed about oil consumption on your trucks?

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Just barely touching the dipstick and the truck has been sitting for a few days.
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That's barely 1qt low.

GM has always said that 1 qt every 3500-5000 miles is considered normal. Pulling daily, I've always had to add 1/2-1 qt between oil changes on all my Dmax.

I've been on Schaeffer's 9000 full syn now for 170k+ miles in the LBZ, and lately I haven't seen any drop. I'm at 25% or so left on the DIC and I pulled the stick just yesterday, still spot on for level.

Maybe it's just a coincidence with the syn oil.

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That's barely 1qt low.

GM has always said that 1 qt every 3500-5000 miles is considered normal. Pulling daily, I've always had to add 1/2-1 qt between oil changes on all my Dmax.

I've been on Schaeffer's 9000 full syn now for 170k+ miles in the LBZ, and lately I haven't seen any drop. I'm at 25% or so left on the DIC and I pulled the stick just yesterday, still spot on for level.

Maybe it's just a coincidence with the syn oil.
forgive my ignorance, so barely touching the dipstick is only one QT low?

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'bout that
Drop a qt in and see, the L5P might be different.

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Seems like my LB7 takes 2 qts. if it's that low.
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I guess if it's cold and no start up. I just base the being full when checking it after a stop and getting fuel...which is in the middle of the stick.

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I've never had to add more than 1/2 a quart between oil changes on my LBZ.
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I think many times, the level only gets checked after a change. The loss is probably more prevalent than folks think, time/lives move fast and it's a forget-to-do thing. I can't believe the cycle is already time when I see the DIC approach 0

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