I'm getting ready to take the bus on its first long trip (1500 miles round-trip.) We're leaving the Outer Banks of NC and heading to Cedar Key, Florida in December. I've done many short trips of 100 miles or so, but I'm curious what would be considered a reasonably normal rate to expect my 8V-71N to burn oil on a long trip like this? Since my little hops have been kind of short, I don't really have a good feel for it yet. It fires up great, has good compression, and the rings still have healthy inspection grooves. No smoke to speak of, and she makes good power. Things appear pretty healthy to me, so I'm wondering how much oil might I expect to burn on the trip? Things I've read lead me to believe that a quart every 500 miles might be reasonable to expect. Does that sound about right to folks? For the record, I'm using Shell Rotella T straight 40 weight CF-2 rated oil.
Thanks in advance.