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    Fuel to Oil Burn Ratio

    Posted this in the General Discussion Area, and got minimal results. Hoping to get better insight here.

    I did a combined 6-7 hours of riding between Saturday and Sunday this weekend. My 2002 Virage i ran like a champ, or so I think...

    I noticed that my oil level indicator (on dash) has not dropped from "100% full" and I was wondering if this was normal. I filled up the oil all the way prior to setting out, and probably burned through 10 gallons of fuel.

    The ski ran great the entire time, so I didn't realize this till I was trailering it home. Is this normal?


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    I think the oil level indicator only moves in 1/4 tank increments.

    You are burning oil at about an 80:1 ratio (on average, it ranges from under 40:1 up to about 100:1, depending on throttle position). You would have consumed oil volume equal to about 1/80th of 10 gallons of fuel.

    The Virage i just sips fuel, and doesn't use that much oil either

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    I think the oil level indicator only moves in 1/4 tank increments.
    You think correctly. I double-checked the manual (which I should have done in the first place) and the oil gauge "displays oil levels in exact 1/4 tank increments."

    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    You are burning oil at about an 80:1 ratio (on average, it ranges from under 40:1 up to about 100:1, depending on throttle position). You would have consumed oil volume equal to about 1/80th of 10 gallons of fuel.
    Good to know. Thanks for the information / fast response.

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