Subject: Oil Consumption Complaints - 283 Cu. In. V-8 Engines
Model and Year: 1961
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Date: February 17, 1961
Zone: 22 Lousiville, Kentucky
To: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS:
Attention - Service Manager
Should you receive any complaints from your customers on the 283 cu.in. V-8 Engine using an excessive amount of oil, the following procedure should be adhered to:
We bring this to your attention because from past experience we have found too many instances where piston rings were installed without appreciably changing the oil consumption. We want the customer taken care of, but we feel that when an engine is needlessly disassembled, customer goodwill could be lost.
Keep in mind that normal oil consumption, when using the specified MS-DG oil of proper weight, is anywhere from 700 to 1,200 miles per quart, under normal driving.
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Article ID: 42
Created: July 2, 2014
Last Updated: July 2, 2014
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