Mechanics

F150 USING OIL

1997 Ford F-150

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

I have a 1997 Ford F150 with a 4.6liter V8. This past year I have noticed that my truck is using considerably more oil than it used to. Atleast two quarts every 1500 miles. There is NO smoke of any color and no leak that I am aware of.
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97F150
March 8, 2009.



If there is no visible leak when it is parked, then it is leaking while you are driving (when the engine is pressurized), leaking through seals. Go over the engine bay from the top and from the bottom and try locate a " wet" area. Clean the are with a can of brake cleaner, wipe it clean. Drive the vehicle for a day or so, and re-check the engine bay. If you find wet area, then you know it is leaking through that area. Usual culprit is the front and rear main seal, or camshaft seal. (If it is leaking through the seal).

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Zackman
Mar 9, 2009.