8,286 MILE UPDATE
The rebuilt has over 8,000 highway (majority) miles on it as of today. I am most of the way through the second oil change interval (OCI) at 3,097 miles; meaning my next oil change is just under 2,000 miles. Not so much as a hiccup in the engine. Running super smooth.
Here is a shot of the oil dipstick at 3,097 miles:
When I changed the oil I put exactly 4.5 quarts in it, hitting the top Full dot pretty much bang on. I'd say this is much less than half a quart burn in over 3k miles. Nice! I was burning at least 5 quarts in 5k miles before it seized up. So I'd say the rebuilt is working very nicely so far. Time will tell.
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