Loss of oil with 6K miles

Discussion in 'Engine Performance and Mods' started by Cabodave, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Edbert

    Edbert Member

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    New here...created account just for this discussion...hope the necro is not too great...

    So my 2018 just hit 6,200 miles and the engine light came on. Oil "gauge" said I have 26% oil life remaining, code refers to a problem with the emissions system, so I take it in.

    Dealer said "no oil visible on dipstick". (!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    So they filled it and said all clear...hmmmm.

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    My truck was built on the last week of 2018 production, thought it would have all the "hot fix" TSBs on it by then.
     
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  2. Vikes91

    Vikes91 Well-Known Member Military

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    When was your last oil change? Did you check the oil from that change? Maybe it's not burning. 33k miles here one of the first builds and never had an oil problem, but I change mine every 5k miles no matter how many days it's been.
     
  3. RaptorG16

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    I too am having the same problem. Down two quarts for the first visit. Could not find leak. Added a dye to the oil. Went back for oil change and still consuming oil. This from the Dealer after speaking with Ford:

    We have to replace your valve covers, apparently they are allowing too much oil to pass through the PCV into the intake. The parts are ordered and on their way.

    Has anyone had this done and know if this will fix the problem?
     
  4. Raptor2019

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    Just joined this forum as a result of the same issue. Purchased a 2019 Raptor in January. Love the vehicle! I put about 2k miles on it then happened to check the oil level. To my shock it was barely registering on the dip stick, so added TWO full quarts of oil. Drove the truck another 1k miles, checked the level and again low. This time took ONE quart to bring to proper level. Drove just about 900 miles and checked the level. Low again and added another full quart! So called the service manager and scheduled an appointment for this morning. I explained everything to them. They said they wanted the vehicle for the day to evaluate the situation and run diagnostics. I received a call 3 or so hours later. He indicated Ford informed them of two items. First; it is common for these high performance engines to use more oil than usual up to 7,500 miles. And secondly; Ford instructed them to replace the valve covers. At the recommendation of the service manager I agreed to allow them to replace those covers. Currently I am hopeful this addresses the unusually high oil consumption and thought I would contribute my experience with this in the hope it may assist others. I am to pick up the truck this Friday. I will continue thereafter to update everyone on this forum. Thanks you,
     
  5. RaptorG16

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    Got a call from dealer last Thursday. Valve covers are in but need to replace gasket for high pressure pump. Gasket is on back order for Three Weeks!!! Ugh.
     
  6. Wheelie

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    Same issue here with a 19. Replaced the covers and it seems like it does not have the bottom end that it had before the light came on etc. Looked at the paperwork and it states 8 qts of 5w20. Should be 6 of 5w30. Calling dealer tomorrow to ask why. Maybe that is causing the sluggish low to mid range. I saw another owner post them using 5w20..maybe that's the standard for other 150?s.
     
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    Did the replacement of the valve covers eliminate the high oil consumption? And how many miles were on your truck when they were replaced?
     
  8. bravo3eco

    bravo3eco Full Access Member

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    It is *supposed* too fix the issue. Too early to tell. Ford really has a. Engine design problem. All engines they make now are really having issues.
     

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