Oil usage between oil changes

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Otrliveload, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Otrliveload

    Otrliveload Bobtail Member

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    So i have a 19 mack anthem with the mp8 motor in it. Would using 1.5 gallons of oil be acceptable to burn in 37,483 miles? No visible leaks anywhere except the blowby tube is little oily. Had oil changed at 70,117 miles and now were at 107600 miles since last oil change. They require you to use 10w-30 oil in this motor.
     
  2. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Wouldn't bother me at all
     
  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Oil change every 37k miles. Mama Mia!
     
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  4. Otrliveload

    Otrliveload Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much for the info
     
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  6. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't follow those oil change recommendations. Your a fool if you think the manufacturer has your best interests at heart with those intervals.

    Sure sells parts thou!

    As for the oil usage, totally acceptable for that kinda mileage. If you changed the oil at 20,000 you probably wouldn't have to add any.
     
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  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    You didn't read the whole thread. lol
     
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  8. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    That is nothing for oil use. Heck try a cummins, those suckers burn so much oil I was ready to buy a refinery.
     
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  9. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Detroit Diesel don't burn oil
     
  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    but they leak it. a 12.7 was known for the top cover leaking oil.
     
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