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will1883
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Member since Jan 2010
162 posts

Oil in truck is low


Just checked my oil before having it changed on my 04 F150. It was at the bottom of the stick. I've been running fully synthetic and hasn't quite been 5k miles since my last oil change. Should I start checking the oil level on a regular basis and just add oil or get it changed more frequently?






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GeauxTime9
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Baton Rouge, La
Member since Dec 2010
1198 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


Either will work. But being its almost 10 years old it wouldn't hurt to change every 3k miles.





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Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
Member since Sep 2011
2252 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


BOTH





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Choirboy
On your property
Member since Aug 2010
10678 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


It doesn't matter. An F-150 can run without oil!





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Langston
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Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
5325 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


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start checking the oil level on a regular basis


Shouldnt require changing any more often but you def have a problem and need to keep an eye on it.






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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
2894 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


Just curious, how many miles are on your truck?





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The Mick
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Member since Oct 2010
20747 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


You need all flex-capacitor gaskets changed. Not a big deal but very important.





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upgrade
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Pina Coladaburg
Member since Jul 2011
1921 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


Sounds more like muffler bearings to me.






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bayouboy33
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Member since Oct 2006
1347 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


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flex-capacitor gaskets

quote:

muffler bearings


Heard this on a daily basis when I worked at O'Reilly's






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bsimar42
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Lafayette
Member since Apr 2013
3 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


I had an 04 and every oil change would show a quart low. Never found a leak or saw any drops on concrete. Had to be burning it, but never saw any smoke. Never figured it out. Have an 06 now and not any problems....





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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
9930 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


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Should I start checking the oil level on a regular basis and just add oil or get it changed more frequently?



Add some of that Lucas oil stabilizer stuff. It's thick as hell and will stop a car from burning or leaking.






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xenon16
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Metry Brah
Member since Sep 2008
2417 posts

re: Oil in truck is low


Definately keep an eye on it (like every time you fill up) Unless you want to un-ass the cash for a new one





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