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Has anybody heard of member or non members complaining of the 5.2 using excessive amounts of oil?
 

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No issues whatsoever so far and I've been keeping a very close eye on it during break-in which would normally have the highest.

The LS engines from Chevy are known for blowing a lot of oil when driven at full song... (lol, don't ask me how I know).

As with any performance car driven hard or capable of high rpm, a catch can is a great investment. It might not pick up much, but at least the little bit you dump out each month or oil change will keep the intake track nice and clean.

I'll continue to keep a close eye for any excessive consumption and report back if something ever looks suspicious, but none seen so far.
 

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As with any performance car driven hard or capable of high rpm, a catch can is a great investment. It might not pick up much, but at least the little bit you dump out each month or oil change will keep the intake track nice and clean.
I've read some other threads here - is a catch can on the passenger side sufficient for this engine, or do you recommend both? [I'm not sure of the reasoning for passenger side recommendation if anyone wants to educate me.]
 

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kartguy898--each side of the engine has a pcv port and therefore the need to have oil-air separator on each side. They are easy to install and take just minutes to do. In fact the passenger side can be done in less than a minute. When you spin the engine at 8250rpm, there is going to be lots of windage in the crankcase--certainly enough to put some oil in the air.

I have not experienced any oil usage at this time

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@MichaelP - just curious, what catch can brand/setup did you go with? I like the stock look of Ford Racing but I had the JLT on the Boss and was pretty happy. JLT was super easy to empty each month.
 

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I've been told and also on the G6 forums there is several people having problems with oil consumption they say the problem could be rings aren't seating properly you have to very your RPMS don't be afraid to take it up to 8000 RPMS every once in a while it will help seat the rings I would put at least 500 miles on it before you start hitting higher revs I do have a 350 and plan on doing that its just my thought I know a guy having this problem he has 3800 miles on his pretty much baby it and dumping oil in at 2 qts. or better every 1000 miles hope this isn't a problem with the 5.2,
 

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JLT on the passenger and Ford Racing on the driver side---don't ask why the two brands because I won't be able to answer. Both fit well and both go on easy-driver side a little more work than passenger.

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thanks Michael. From what I can tell from the pictures and install instructions, the cans don't attach to anything, right? They're just "sitting there" via the hoses off the pcv valves?
 

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The one on the drivers side has two mounting spots--one you just slide over an existing stud(don't remove the existing nut) and use the supplied nut to secure. The other goes to the shock tower where you take out a plastic push in retainer and trim a little of the insulation and put it back on

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Anybody using the Ford Pass app?
Two days ago a recall notice appeared that involves the engine oil cooler tube assembly. It states that there might be a risk of sudden loss of engine oil that may result in engine failure. Personally I have not experience any problems (only 650 miles) but will definitely talk to my service dept. to see what this is about.
 

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My 2016 used (burned through tailpipe; no leaks) one quart for each of the first 3,000 miles and has continued to get worse with the last quart burning out in 480 miles.* At this rate I would need to put in 14 quarts between regular oil changes.
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I have not tracked the car or driven it hard because I am worried Ford would then blame me.* I've had it since April and just surpassed 9,000 miles; its my DD.
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I've been working with Ford (to continue monitoring usage) but I'm curious about everyone's experience here.* How much oil do each of you use on a normal basis?* And what about track usage?
 

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keep us posted on this .... i spend my time on several forums and am having the same issue


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I have a little over 7,000 miles on mine. I have always been easy on the throttle, especially during the first 1,000 miles. I am still adding a little oil at a time...I haven't kept track of the amount and interval, but it is more than with other cars I've had. I checked with a number of auto supply stores and my Ford dealer is the only place I can find the correct oil. I advise buying a few quarts and keeping them on hand. I do find the dip stick a little difficult to read. Also, get a funnel to pour the oil thru as it is difficult to get the oil bottle into the valve cover without spilling some. And check your oil often!
 

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fwiw ..... Ford authorized a engine replacement on this issue.

Not my engine per say but others on this forum have had their engines replaced.

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If you are experiencing excessive oil consumption, that issue should be addressed by your dealer and Ford, it is not normal or acceptable.
I use my GT350 as a DD and it has been 4200 miles since my last oil change with one autocross weekend since the change. I checked the oil tonight for the 2nd time since I changed the oil. The passenger catch can had about 2 ounces in it and there has been no noticeable oil loss by the dipstick reading. I currently have about 11,000 miles on the car.
 

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If you are experiencing excessive oil consumption, that issue should be addressed by your dealer and Ford, it is not normal or acceptable.
I use my GT350 as a DD and it has been 4200 miles since my last oil change with one autocross weekend since the change. I checked the oil tonight for the 2nd time since I changed the oil. The passenger catch can had about 2 ounces in it and there has been no noticeable oil loss by the dipstick reading. I currently have about 11,000 miles on the car.
Lots of people have no issues ..... some arent so lucky. I dont know where I stand but when I check my 17 GT350 for a second time in a few more weeks I will know better.

I had the oil change at 3000 miles when I started reading about the oil consumption issue with some of our cars. I was a quart down.

My Ford dealership that I work for started a oil consumption test and had it checked again at 4000 miles and I was a 1/2 quart low.

I will check it once more when the car hits 5000 miles I have a better handle where I am at


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Changed my oil at around 5000 miles. I should've kept track of how much oil came out. At 88xx miles, my dipstick was completely dry and took about 6 quarts of oil to fill back up. Not happy at all.
 
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