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Re: Ford V-10 oil consumption

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Our volunteer fire dept has a Ford F550 with a V10 that has about 2000 miles on it. I think it's an 06 model. It's outfitted with a slide in tank/pump and has a 750 gallon tank on it. This truck runs hard to the fires and sits and idles at the scene until it's put up. Sometimes that may be an hour, sometimes it may be four hours. It won't be solid idling but I would say over half it's life has been sitting running like that. We change the oil in all of our trucks twice a year, and none of them use any oil to excess. We never have to add oil between changes on any of our eight trucks. Mile per gallon??? Don't even want to know! We have one Chevy C65 with a 366 engine (1978 model) that has 13000 miles on it. I would like to see the number of hours, but it doesn't have a meter on it. It's funny, when it turned 12000 the owners manual said to take it to the local dealer for a "free checkup". More as a joke than anything else we did just that. The reaction was priceless.

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