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1994 Mercury Cougar Question: I also put 3 quarts of motor oil in the car about three weeks ago

 

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collie, 3.8L V6, Yellville, AR, December 30, 2012, 16:07
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The oil was very low. Should I be out of oil again because I am hearing a high pitched sound coming from
the motor that I ussually hear when it's out of oil.
What could the problem be?
The last time it was low on oil, I didn't hear that sound.

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    ziptie12 December 30, 2012, 16:19
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    Maybe you could have a shop check it , before the engine locks up. 'Acceptable' oil consumption on older (high mileage) engines is about a quart every 3-4000 miles , by many standards. You appear to have gone well past that limit.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 30, 2012, 16:21
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    you are either using oil or you have a bad oil leak ,either way have your mech ck it out

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