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A oil change and how much?Example i have drove about 5000k and not

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When should you add oil after a oil change and how much?Example i have drove about 5000k and not added yet.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
HI,

Some cars burn 1 qt per 1000-2000 miles, some burn 1 qt per 3-5000 miles, and some dont burn any at all between oil changes. It depends solely on the internal condition of the piston rings and the valve seals or external leaks as to whether any oil needs to be needed.

If you are going 5000 miles between oil changes, it would be a good idea to at least check your oil every 1500 miles or so, and add if needed. No one can tell you how much you will need to add if any. Check the oil level on the dipstick with vehicle on level ground. If level is below the cross hatched full mark, then add 1 qt. If not registering on the dipstick, add 2 qts to start and then recheck level. If more is needed, add 1/2 qt at a time until it shows full on the dipstick
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

Some cars burn 1 qt per 1000-2000 miles, some burn 1 qt per 3-5000 miles, and some dont burn any at all between oil changes. It depends solely on the internal condition of the piston rings and the valve seals or external leaks as to whether any oil needs to be needed.

If you are going 5000 miles between oil changes, it would be a good idea to at least check your oil every 1500 miles or so, and add if needed. No one can tell you how much you will need to add if any. Check the oil level on the dipstick with vehicle on level ground. If level is below the cross hatched full mark, then add 1 qt. If not registering on the dipstick, add 2 qts to start and then recheck level. If more is needed, add 1/2 qt at a time until it shows full on the dipstick
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you!