Lol! I’ve visited Texas before. I know the speeds are fact. Our interstate limits are 65-70 in NC. Some are even 60.The leaks resulted in patches on the concrete. I didnt check if it leaked while idling. In reality it wasn't that bad, just my DW objected to oil on the driveway or on the garage floor.
BTW I purchased at about 24k miles, 15 months old. It always used oil. 800 to 1500 miles to a quart. depending on how fast it was driven. Trips to San Antonio the speed limit is 80 mph around Austin, 85 mph to Seguin. 75 most of the way. And thats not speeding, I plead the fifth!
This was not leaks !
Mine leaves about 5-6 drips in the driveway. In the morning it really looks worse because the oil has had time to spread out. I’m keeping an eye on the oil level. So far I’ve driven 200 miles and haven’t noticed a drop in the level; granted that’s not enough mileage to know anything.
My mechanic that I would use to fix my leak told me that on a vehicle as old that kind of a leak is normal. Trying to fix the leaks is counterproductive as it’ll likely worsen existing leaks or cause new ones. He said to just put my $$ towards a new motor when it’s time. I can get a 50k-75k mile motor for about $800-$1000 delivered based on quotes. He said that’s a much better value.