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No this is not going to be a oil ware thread don't care what oil you use or what oil filter or brand you use

just how often do you do it


are you one of those that
do it every 3k like the individual shops say
some say 5k if im corect i think thats what the dealership always says 5k

or do you just look and add when is needed and change when the OLM gets to 0?


Me I change my oil every 6-k add a qt every 1500 but with the new engine its been more like every 1900 to 2000 per qt

so what do you do
 

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Oil gets changed per OLM if the vehicle is equipped. Otherwise, anywhere between 5k and 7500 usually.
 

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Low mileage user here, so it's once a year (usually down to the 50% on the OLM and about 4500 to 5500 miles on the odo).
 

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I think it really depends on the mileage of the car, and your driving condition. Personally I change my oil every 3,000-3,500 miles because I do a lot of mix driving, especially coming home everyday from work when I hit traffic.

New cars can go longer intervals, any car over 150,000 miles, should change their oil sooner even using synthetic, if you bought the car used this has to be recognized. Because you never know how the previous owner maintained his or her car in the past, it's precautionary.
 

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If you're engine has been damaged or exhibited abnormal wear due to the previous owner's neglect, the damage has already been done. High frequency oil changes won't magically repair worn bearings, rings, seals, etc.

Assuming the engine was in good shape when the car was purchased used, previous maintenance was just fine.
 

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You can't discuss oil change intervals without discussing the type of oil used and so on and so forth.
 

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Unless you are unwisely deviating from the manufacturers recommended specs, oil type should be a non-issue.
 

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If it's such a non-issue, then why do people offer synthetics and conventionals? I mean, it's all the same, right?
 

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Back on the original topic, I run 5-6000 miles. I use a conventional oil and the BG MOA additive that I sell. It simply takes all the nutrients in conventional oil and boosts their levels, giving conventional oil lots of synthetic properties, for less than the price of a fully synthetic oil change.
 

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6,000 miles. The CBS computer in my car usually gives me a 12,000 mile interval, so I let the dealer do one change under warranty and I do my own in between that.
 

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You can't discuss oil change intervals without discussing the type of oil used and so on and so forth.
this was just to see how many ppl do what doenst matter about what kidn of oil you yous just how often you change it
and if you add between changes or if you just go 3k and then change it liek the shops would like you to so they make more money and all
 

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OK, I'll bite.

We drive the snot out of the truck - it's the boat parts, engine, dirt, mulch hauler and people mover - so I do the oil & filter every 7,500 miles, rain or shine. It will use exactly zero oil in that time/mileage period.

The car is the toy; it gets driven to long distance restaurants, Florida, Maine, and screamer road runs. I change the oil & filter every February/March, regardless of mileage. Currently my oil use average is one quart to 5,000 miles.

Disclaimer: I use absolutely NO additives except an occasional shot of TECHRON and firmly believe, based on 55 years of car ownership and countless thrown-away dollars, that aftermarket additives and snake oils are sold purely to separate your money from your wallet, nothing more. There's a real tin can screw-top quart of Marvel Mystery Oil on the shop shelf - been there for years. No true gearhead is without a MMO icon.

BTW........The shop just ordered some more bulk oils. A word to the wise DIY wrencher: Lay in an oil change or two right now: If this Mid-East crap keeps up we'll all be paying $10/quart for oil by April.
 

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the day oil hits 10 dollars a qt and gas hits 5 dollars a gallon in the us is the day i stop driving stoplooking for work and just sit at home untill the irs and marshals kick me out lol
 

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I change my oil whenever my mechanic says it needs to be changed. that usually means once a year given I put about 10k combined on the 2 cars I drive.
 

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If it's such a non-issue, then why do people offer synthetics and conventionals?
So you give them your money, why else? It's no different than asking why different types of candy bars are offered. They all contain roughly the same nutrients, they are all nothing more than junk food, they just have different flavors.
 

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Different engines respond differently to different oils.

My old and neglected Saab is much quieter and smoother with Mobil 1 -- it needs a thorough top-end cleaning, but for now M1 keeps it smoother and quieter on cold mornings.

The Northstar seems satisfied with whatever I pour in there, whether its a synthetic blend or a cheap off the shelf 10W30.


The answer is not simple and never is. Its situational.
 

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It's not in there long enough to care ;-)
 
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