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2012 Ford E-350 Passenger Van excessive oil consumption

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2012 Ford E-350 Passenger Van excessive oil consumption between oil changes
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Merc320 replied 7 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you.

My first thought is did they use the specified oil.

The incorrect oil will cause this problem.

Have you got blue smoke from the exhaust.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I purchased the vehicle with 23,000 miles
I used the recommended 5/20 .
Do not observe any smoke when veh. first starts up or while running.
Current mileage 68,000.
Oil changed every 3,000 miles. I have other Ford's in our company.
Exhaust pipe clean and dry.
Expert:  Merc320 replied 7 days ago.


There are two reasons for using excessive oil, valve stem oil seals gone hard or piston rings sticking.

You can put an oil additive in to see if they soften stem seals or free off piston rings.