Yes, no crosshatch means it is worn out and therefore burning oil. Not to mention that no crosshatch means the cylinders aren't getting oiled properly causing ring and cylinder wear. This could be from abuse or it also might be from running too thin an oil and it simply wore itself out.
I see. Like in my case running a 5w-30 oil was too thin and I guess got worn out over the years? I did not receive any special instructions when buying the car other than the previous owner telling me that when filling the oil I shouldn't fill it up to the fill mark on the dipstick because it burns it off quicker, and I should keep it at the 3/4 mark instead. I did not understand why this was happening but I always kept the dipstick on the full mark regardless just to make sure everything is fine within parameters. It seems to me like he was having problems with oil loss too?
Like in one of my previous posts I was saying to do a full engine rebuild...ultimately I would like to do a compression test first in the spring time to see how the engine cylinders are doing and a leak down test as well too. Do you know what psi number is good for a 10:1 compression ratio?
If I do a rebuild, would I be able to run the 5w-30 oil again?