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Hi,
When close to service and engine oil + filter change. My XLT 2006, is close low
mark on engine oil dipstick. What is an expected oil consumption on 7500 miles?
My car have less than 50K miles on it.

Have read somewhere than 1 qt. is acceptable between oil changes.

Will 5w-20 or 5w-30 change the consumption?
 

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Where was the oil at the beginning of the interval? Many shops do not fill up to the FULL mark.

1 qt. or 1 litre every 3000 miles/5000 km is generally acceptable.
 

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Oil on dipstick was almost exact on max level just after oil change.
OK, so having to add some oil between changes is normal.
 

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I wouldn't call it normal, but unless there are any other symptoms, it is simply "acceptable". You can try 5W-30 to see if consumption goes down, or try a high-detergency oil like an oil rated for both diesel and gasoline engines.
 
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