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GlennWest

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I have only put 2700 miles on my truck. Most work now new construction and jobs long term so not driving a lot. Full after service when purchased and now at add mark. Now, I'm not complaining, excepted usage. Is this about normal for 770k 14L Detriot or excessive? 

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Glenn,

Can’t talk about Detroits but on my Volvo D12 since I got my injector harness changed and fixed that leak, I have never had to add oil.  I put about 5-6000 per year.  Using about a gallon in 2700 miles?  That sounds excessive.  Big puddles on the ground under the truck?  

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Howdy Glenn,

when I first got my Freightliner with a series 60 engine I researched the heck out of it what I found was that it was NORMAL for a series 60 to use a quart of oil every 1,500-2,500 miles.  I changed my oil every 15,000 miles and would add around a gallon during that 15,000 miles.  This held true for the 68,000 miles that I put on the truck.

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On 7/2/2018 at 11:46 PM, mr. cob said:

Howdy Glenn,

when I first got my Freightliner with a series 60 engine I researched the heck out of it what I found was that it was NORMAL for a series 60 to use a quart of oil every 1,500-2,500 miles.  I changed my oil every 15,000 miles and would add around a gallon during that 15,000 miles.  This held true for the 68,000 miles that I put on the truck.

Dave

That sounds about right Dave...it's about the same on my 11.1 Detroit.

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