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Oil consumption

Post by Boatguy »

Our Austro engines only require an oil change every 100hrs. There has been some discussion at my maint shop about whether to add 6 liters or 7 liters at the oil change, the thinking being that more than 6 liters just ends up being blown out the breather.

I've tracked my engine for the last two 100hr cycles. The first time we changed and added 7 liters, then I added another 1/2 liter. The second time we added 6 liters and I've added 1 1/2 liters. So my conclusion is that the oil consumption is not dependent on the starting oil level.

What's your experience with the Austro engines and oil consumption?
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Re: Oil consumption

Post by NDCDA62 »

Hi Russ -

From my experience, the oil level should ideally be kept at the half way mark between min and max. Anything above that is just consumed away. At the half way mark, consumption is really minimal.
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Re: Oil consumption

Post by jb642DA »

I've seen the same results as Nigel.

I keep the level at the 1/2 way point and maybe add 1/2 - 3/4 liters over 100 hours (per engine)
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