1999 Ford Windstar suddenly using a lot of oil

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
I have a 1999 Ford Windstar with about 110,000 miles, 4 cylinder. In the last 2 years we have replaced the transmission and recently had another $800 worth of work on it. Shortly after the $800 my car started needing oil added between oil changes (we change the oil every 3-5K miles). My oil has now been completely empty twice in the last 4 months - since the last repair work. Any ideas what could be causing it to burn oil so quickly?
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 7:35 PM

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Tiny
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Probably not burning it, probably leaking it. Check coolant and see if I is turning black, feel it and see if I is slippery, that would mean oil in the water, possibly blown head gasket, head or block.

Check for spots on the ground under the car where you park.
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Thursday, April 26th, 2007 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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There is nothing underneath the car, no leaks at all. I will check the coolant. I think we had the head replaced in December. I need to find my invoice and see what it was for.
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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 12:57 AM
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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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The 3.8 is such a nice torquey engine, too bad Ford totally f'ed up the design leading to these head gasket issues, I hope you haven't trashed the lower end of the motor also. Also knmown for repeated motor mount breakge due to weak design of motor mounts and the engine's torque output.
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Saturday, April 28th, 2007 AT 12:30 PM

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