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If you don't see any drips then there aren't any m (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on July 31, 2001 at 09:43:11:

In Reply to: 65,000 miles is an "old engine" posted by Scott H on July 31, 2001 at 09:37:44:

I have notice with synthetics that steady higher speed driving such as 70 an above tends to greatly increase consumption on mine. Also I have noticed that contrary to manufacturers claims I consume a little more with synthetics. Small price to pay as far as I am concerned. I wouldn't worry about it. You need to determine exactly how many miles per quart you are getting. Carefully fill it up to the mark and check oil frequently and find out how much you're really using.

I figured it would be okay to run Mobil 1 on the car since it doesn't have that many miles on it. What gasket and seals should I look at for possible seepage? The oil pan gasket is brand new, and I don't see any drips.





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