Only 5 quarts of oil drained second oil change in a row (also… drain plug?)

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16FujiDisco

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I have 2 other vehicles that I maintain as well, the Sentra I have to use ramps for, and my Silverado (like the lr4) I can just slide right under. Even taking skid plates off I can do it in about 20 min. I also have fumoto valves on everything (even lawn mower) to save time and mess; I highly recommend these.

I don’t have the space for a tool like the mityvac that would have very little uses elsewhere; plus I don’t have an air compressor (again, space). I’m certainly not telling y’all that it’s wrong, just not for everyone. If there truly was no plug, I’d have to have one too.
 

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8 or so bolts zip right off with an impact driver and oil drains in about the time to change the filter. Put the bling and skid plate back and re fill. Like 20 min. I may slide a jack under the plate to let her down and lift back up. I don't think all the oil drains, as with the pump. I overfilled mine once putting in the recommended amount..so now I pour a half quart shy. I don't burn any.. 127,000 5.0 LR4 with OG guides.
 

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does the LR4 in fact have a low oil message? im seeing conflicting messages here on the forum? how much oil burn is acceptable? 1 qt every 2k miles?
 

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I would think that excessive. I’m at 160k kms.
Mine was dropping 1.5l in 5000 km however, following the PCV replacement I am down to .25l / 5000 km.
 

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If you go into the system menu, at a certain point it will tell you to add X quarts of oil. I don't know if it will ever tell you without you going into that menu.

I check my oil level all the time. Free insurance.
 

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