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My ford focus 2002 1.6 auto has been losing oil, every 700

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My ford focus 2002 1.6 auto has been losing oil, every 700 miles the oil has gone down slightly below half way from full on dip stick
JA: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?
Customer: Rocker cover gasket has been replaced
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced to rocker cover gasket as oil was leaking in plug wells all is dry now
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: There is no sign oil burning from exhaust and plugs are not oily only slight oil mark near
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 20 days ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** there are no leaks, then it has to be burning the oil, and usually it is caused by a partially stuck open PCV valve, how much oil do you have to add, after 700 miles?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Oil half way on dip stick
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 20 days ago.

how many quarts does it take to bring it to full?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Half a litre may be slightly less
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
How much is PCV valve
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
As today quarter of a litre on 768
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 20 days ago.

ok, then with this little, it is most likely a bad PCV valve, they cost under 10 dollars and take a minute to install, replace the PCV valve,Tim

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