Loss of oil with 6K miles

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  1. Edbert

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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

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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,
     
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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

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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.
     
  9. killingtommygun

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    Is replacing the valve covers still an issue on the 2019 Raptors?
     
  10. bravo3eco

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    It is... But the valve cover replacement is still not fixing the oil consumption issues.
     
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  11. Rod Dash

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    I’m sorry to beat a dead horse in regard to oil consumption in the eco-boost engine. I went to the Ford dealership in Turlock California and spoke with one of their service advisors. I won’t mention names...Curtis told me that 2.5 quarts of oil in 2500 miles of driving was normal and acceptable for this engine. My engine currently has 5200 miles on it and runs great! It does not leak oil just burns it! Out of all the other vehicles I’ve owned (GM Duramax) I’ve never had an engine that uses oil like this one.
    I got into a debate with the service advisor who tried to tell me that their factory oil ,a blend, that came with the Ford raptor was a higher quality oil than the Mobile One synthetic 5-30 and my K&N oil filter.
    I would like to know if there are any other Ford raptor owners out there that are having oil consumption issues within the first 10,000 miles. The service advisor also said that the eco-boost engine isn’t broken in until it reaches 10,000 miles. I found that hard to believe. I am looking for input.
    Who is the authority on this subject?
     
  12. Wheelie

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    1600 miles after oil change and it is showing half way on the dipstick. It showed .75 after the change. Valve covers were replaced as well (month earlier). Seems to be burning st the same rate. As original loss before covers.1600 more would put it .25 on the stick. Going back into service but I have a feeling this is normal. Truck runs great...no oil anywhere. Valve covers were a waste of time based on the continued loss.
     
  13. Adam

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    I have a 17 and prob a plastic pan as well, I have never had an issue with oil. Changed 1st one at close to 6500 miles and around 5 to 7k ish after and never been lower than a 2 quarts or so. Never trust the computer, check your oil levels as some do burn more than others. It is a big heavy truck and loves to drink oil. Again just my thoughts
     
  14. bravo3eco

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    You most definitely have a plastic pan.
    You accept 2qts of oil burning off? I have never owned a vehicle that consumed oil... Unless it had a problem. Ford knows they have an oil consumption issue. They released the valve cover and gasket switch via TSB, but that is proving not to work.
     
  15. bravo3eco

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    This is NOT normal. Your engine has an issue if it consumes that much. Ford acknowledged oil consumption and issued a TSB... That fix has not been working out either. I would consider trading in before this problem gets worse, or develops into the cam phaser rattle.
     

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