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Q. How much makeup oil would be considered normal in an older truck?

March 3, 2014

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A. There is no set answer to this question or standard. The answer depends on make, model, engine condition and operating conditions. A badly worn engine will consume more oil than an engine with less wear. As a general rule, as engines begin to significantly increase add oil, overhaul is not far away.

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Mark Betner

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CITGO Lubricants

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Mark's 30 years of experience in heavy duty lubricants and member access to the Truck Maintenance Council and the Society of Tribologists and Lubricants Engineers make him a great resource.

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