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Oil User

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Rodney Anderson, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. Rodney Anderson

    Rodney Anderson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    I have a 2000 chevy with a 454 (7.4)crew cab 2500.
    It has 36,000 miles but have experienced it using alot of
    oil. Aprox. 1 quart every 500 to 800 miles. Towing or not
    towing it still uses oil. The dealership has gone over the
    truck and has found nothing. They have established an oil
    review program every 500 miles to review it. They have said
    that commercial vehicles are not covered by normal oil use
    in chevy engines. I was hoping to hear that I had a cracked
    ring or bad bearings or something else but nothing else was
    said. Has any one had a simular problem or do you thing I
    maybe getting the shaft. By the way no oil leaks, nor oil
    blowing from exaust.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    I've got a 97 3500HD with a 454, GVW of 16K, 48,000 mi, and it uses a little oil, too. No leaks, no blow-by. But it doesn't use quite as much as what you're seeing, but it's a little hard to say. We check the oil every morning, and add a little if it needs it.

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

    I have been told by others that own chevy/gmc trucks that thier dealers have told them 1qt. per thousand or so miles is perfectly acceptable. I know if it were my truck I'd not like to hear that but, as long as you have a record on file at your dealer if any engine damage results you should be covered.

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