Q: 1998 Crown Victoria burns a quarter of a quart of oil on 500 mile

asked by on

I have a 1998 Crown Victoria and the engine burns a quarter of quart of oil, every 500 miles. Is that normal?

It’s an old vehicle and depending on the mileage, that’s probably pretty normal. As the engines get old, they are going to burn some more oil. If you don’t see it leaking on the ground and dripping. Using a quarter of a quart of oil every 500 miles, you would see oil dripping on the ground and this is often seen. But as long as it drives okay, you’re okay to keep driving it until you begin to experience any major issues. You probably are not going to rebuild the engine on something that old. That costs too much money.

If you would like to have the car inspected for oil leaks, a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic can conduct proper testing to detect any leaks and make any needed repairs on the car.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 1998 Crown Victoria burns a quarter of a quart of oil on 500 mile

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Could you show me what it looks like?

Hi there. First check the fuel filter and see if the filter is plugged up. If your vehicle has a tank filter and not a inline filter, then check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking on when...

Q: What does the charging system Warning Light mean in a 2012 Ford Explorer?

The charging system Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when your vehicle’s battery is not charging properly. It’s important to have this issue resolved quickly, or else your battery may not be able to charge,...

Q: Q: How do you add oil to my car?

If you check your oil dipstick and see that the oil level is at or below the minimum line, you can add a quart of oil yourself (make sure that you have your car serviced regularly to check for leaks...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...