A follow up to my question on oil level.
i was asked by Roy if there were any leaks. I replied there was no oil leak, but I didn't get an answer.
I changed the oil moments ago. The quantity of oil that came out of the block wasn't as bad as I thought. In my previous post, I said the dipstick wasn't registering anything until I added about 1/2 to 3/4 of quart of oil. I checked the level when the engine was cold this morning. When doing the oil change moments ago, about 2.7 quarts came out of the block. Assuming I added 1/2 quart this morning, then over 2 quarts came out of the block. When I did the oil change a 1040 miles ago, I poured 3.9 quarts of oil, and that was immediately after replacing oil pan gasket. So after doing oil change today, some oil will remain inside the pan. Therefore the oil used up ( or unaccounted for) is roughly one quart after 1040 miles. 1 quart is a bit excessive.
I appreciate your inputs.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013 AT 9:30 PM