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Oil consumption My GT didn't use a drop of oil until after the first service at 670 miles. For the first 50 miles I kept the revs under 5500 rpm but I consciously loaded the engine (under acceleration and with engine braking) to seat the rings properly. I had the first service done at 670 miles and the dealer used Bardahl 10W40 fully synthetic. I am now at 2

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300 miles and I have had to top up the oil every periodically (I fill to the middle of the window.) In 1600 miles I have used 800ml of oil. Is this normal?6900 miles on my PS. I followed the factory's recommendation regarding break-in by keeping the revs in the recommended range AND riding it on twisty mountain roads (a part of the factory break-in recommendation that many people fail to notice/mention) that provide the varying loads on the engine that facilitate good break in. I've not had to top off the oil yet. I change it about every 2000 miles. I use Castrol GPS o,,

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