Really great this thread popped up because I was just freaking out...
I am a complete dunce when it comes to checking oil because I've never really owned a car that needed that kind of attention.
I just checked my 2012 GT with 3,500 miles on it and read no oil on the dipstick. I decided to be a good car owner and top it off, so I ran out and bought a couple of quarts. After adding the first quart I checked and read nothing on the stick. I was surprised, but not shocked since it's being broken in. I added a 1/2 quart at a time from there and checked the dipstick each time. I went through 3 full quarts and I still have nothing on the dipstick.
I knew I should be checking all along, but I never had a clue that it might burn through that much! I don't even have the guts to add another quart because I am scared I am going to wreck the engine because I'm doing something wrong...
Question 1: Is this possible?
Question 2: What have I been doing to my engine if the oil has been that low?
You'll notice I posted previously about an engine noise that is annoying me. It's starting to make more sense now...
Eric, you should definately document this with Deysha, the Ford Customer Care Rep who frequents these boards. Send her a PM. This same excessive oil consumption has been experienced by several folks on this board, myself included.
In my case, I was foolishly lulled to sleep by the "10,000 miles first oil change" claim and didn't check my oil. At 3,108 miles I noticed a faint knocking all the sudden. Checked oil and it was 3 1/2 quarts low. No leak and no oil on garage floor. Took it to Ford. Diagnosis was not pretty. Bearing damage. Now, here comes the even crappier part...
My Ford dealer told me "You need a new engine...but if there is no leak found, it won't be covered by warranty"(!)
"Like f-ing bloody 'ell it won't" was my response, or something to that effect.
Long story short, contacted with Ford Customer Care and got a case number. PM'ed Deysha, was called back by a rep, and in the end, dealer replaced the short block and it was
covered under warranty. (Thank you Deysha and Melissa).
Here's the wierdest part - after
the repair was made, the same
service rep told me it was "normal"
for the Coyote to burn up to 1 quart of oil every 1,000 miles. To which I responded..."If that is so, why do so many Coyotes out there burn little to no oil"? All she did was shrug.