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Old 12-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
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Originally Posted by JETZcorp View Post
Sometimes I feel like I burn more oil than gas. Previous owner lied his a** off about the oil consumption.
Thanks for the info. Welcome to the wonderful world of Saturns! I have found that synthetics seem to burn off a little less quick than conventional oils. If you haven't already, change to the fixed orifice PCV valve to help oil consumption a little. Also check on your engine coolant temp sensor to make sure it is not the plastic one, but the updated brass one. Temp should read at about the 1/2 mark on your gauge in case you didn't already know... Many Saturns seem to ride at 1/4 due to blown open T-stats.
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2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

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