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Old 07-25-2020, 11:43 PM   #1
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I noticed my neighbor continually putting oil in his truck every couple days. It doesn't leak and it doesn't smoke. It's not a Nissan and I'm actually hoping it blows up soon cause I hate his truck. I know this is a pretty general question but if his truck is going through that much oil is the engine going to fail soon? Can I hope it fails soon or will it run forever as long as he keeps adding oil?
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:58 PM   #2
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I think it will keep running until he forgets to add oil lol
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:01 AM   #3
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As long as it bothets you, it will run.
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I'd have to agree. How long it lasts will depend on how diligent he is about adding oil to it. My guess is the piston rings are shot or if he's lucky the PCV valve is stuck open and it's sucking oil through the intake. A friend of mine had an f-150 that would burn oil faster than you could pour it in, but somehow it kept running.
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Bummer. O well.
Maybe he will sell it eventually since it's probably costing him a quart a week and has been just getting worse the past year.
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i had a 96 F-150 with the 5.0 and it didnt leak when i got it. i did an oil change and after that the rear main seal leaked. i was putting in 6 quarts to get to work and 6 quarts to get home. i did that for a month, then i was able to change it out. what a PITA! oh Lucus Oil Stop Leak didnt help slow it down at all and used 2 at once one time, that was a waste. now i just add oil to any old engine for fear the same thing will happen again. aint nobody got time for dat!
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