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Old 03-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #1503
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Location: Southern California
Oddometer: 340
Originally Posted by NHMatt View Post
My 08 was fine with oil the first 4000 miles. I was always checking it and it was always fine. I was running Rotella in it since day one. I got too lax on my oil checks because it was never low until Friday when I pull off the exit to my house and hear a loud ticking. It was low on oil and cooked the exhaust journal. I guess it takes the breaking in before it starts to really burn oil. Mine has 5000 miles and is in pieces in my back yard right now.
Your story is what made me freak out and check it when I normally wouldn't. So thanks. It doesn't make any weird noises, so hopefully it is ok.
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