Poll: Do you burn oil?

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  1. SnowDrifter

    SnowDrifter Full Access Member

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    Just a plug of curiosity. Please post:

    Vehicle year/engine
    Mileage
    Oil used
    Oil burned/time
    Oil change interval
    Driving habits
     
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    I'll go first:

    '05, 5.3
    140k
    M1 0w30 ESP or Castrol Syn 5w30
    No perceptable drop in oil level
    Changed 3-5k/150h depending on driving habits during the OCI
    Driving habits: Yes. Everything. Short trips, stop/go, road trips, temps from -15 to 110f. Easy on the gas around town, lead foot on the freeway
     
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    07 Denali
    6.2
    Synthetic 5w30
    125k miles
    No oil loss
    Change based on oil life DIC or 6 months
    Mostly in town driving but if we go to see the kids 100-200 miles we take it
    Not a lead foot in town
     
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    07 6.0 280k lose a quart from the rear main seal per 2 months
    04 5.3 225k lose a little over half a quart per 3-4 months also rear main
    synthetic 10w-30
    I haven't justified doing the rear main seals for either one


    Pro's no rust anywhere near both of them
    Con's stained baseball sized oil spots in the driveway
    change every 5k or 7-8 months for both whichever comes first

    I know a guy that only does his oil changes after 5k miles even if it takes over a year, its a 5.3 and it had 270k original tranny and engine makes me think the worse you maintain them the more they last. THINKING FACE
     
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    2004 Denali 6.0
    Mobil 1 5W-30
    None
    5K
    Normal to Spirited
     
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    I just got through the first OCI since we bought the XL so I ran what the dealer had in it for the first OCI, then switched to Cen-Pe-Co 5w30 Synthetic.

    05 5.3L
    125k
    Dealership oil
    ~1 qt loss
    OCI: DIC reading, this time it was just short of 10k miles.
    Driving habits: Usually pretty easy on the throttle (it's the family wheels). Kid's daycare & wife's employment is only a few miles from home so barely gets warmed up unless going to the nearest larger town for shopping, or road-trip to visit family (we do this multiple times per year, 200 miles 1-way).
     
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    1.2006, LQ4 6.0
    2.Doesn’t burn a drop of oil between changes. And I constantly keep an eye on the dipstick.
    3. Full synthetic 5W30, never brand specific. Usually whatever brand is on sale at my local Carquest store. Never had issues running their generic brands.
    4. Interval is every 5,000 miles for me regardless of what the oil life monitor says. It usually pretty close though, within a few percent left. Last oil change it say I had 10% life left I think.
    My driving habits are all over the place, lots of around town driving in a daily basis while working, with both heavy and light throttle. Up and down the mountains roads with speed changes. Lots of freeway driving cruising at 70 when I go down to see family. Couple times a year a road trip.
     
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    2012 l94 6.2l
    23k on engine
    no oil loss
    0
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    maniac, well ok I have calmed down a little but i'm still in the 1% of drivers that scare the shit out of you. lol
     
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    02 4.8 (Silverado with a 5spd)
    253K
    5W-30 Pennzoil plat full syn
    NOT A DROP, (6 qts puts me right in the middle of the dipstick, and that's where it is between and before I change).
    3-5K miles, (drive 6-8K miles a year lately), Before the 120 degree summers and before the cold winters.
    I near floor it through first and second, sometimes third, quick shift through fourth. Down to third for 90mph highway interchange curves, downshift to pass frequently because I can, average 15mph over city and highway, call it "aggressively-assertive".
     
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    05 yukon 5.3
    106,xxx
    Royal Purple 5W-30
    No oil loss at all.
    Change interval 6K miles
    I don`t ever beat on the truck but i`m not scared to hit the red line, Most of the miles are put on in the summer traveling to our summer home doing 75 -85 on the highway. If there`s salt on the road in the winter it stays in the garage.
     
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