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Author Topic: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change  (Read 21761 times)

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2012, 09:50:04 PM »
Al.my work is right out my back door. We went running today and I did the trip thing,128 miles today. But that is really alot for us. Most days is only 70 miles.  ;D
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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #81 on: May 21, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »
This is a fun topic , I wonder if people have changed their mind . It's only 5 years later.
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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #82 on: May 22, 2018, 06:48:37 AM »
I've changed from 5 years ago. Much more grey now! :D

I also changed how I change my oil. I run full synthetic in my 03 Durango and change it every 10,000 miles.

In my 13' silverado I go by the oil life indicator, also running full synthetic. Turns out to be right around 10,000 miles. Go figure.

My 13' ultra gets fresh oil, again full synthetic, at 5,000 miles. She deserves it, hauling me around!

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #83 on: January 09, 2019, 12:44:31 PM »
Sorry if someone said this . Years ago a Qt of oil was a round a $1 but now 5x that. That means it must be better ? :D


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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2019, 04:19:45 PM »
Lifetime oil change contract with my Tundra, good for every 3 thousand miles. That way if I forget for awhile, not a big deal. Told it holds 7 qts.  As long as you keep your vehicle for 100,000 miles, money ahead. Not to mention that changing the oil requires removal of the skid plate.

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2019, 06:10:59 PM »
I have an 07 Tundra, 220,000 miles. I change the oil every year in the fall. I use synthetic. 
Oil changes are overated in north america. The oil companies own the car companies.
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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #86 on: February 14, 2019, 09:18:09 PM »
Been debating what to do with my truck. I was changing it twice a year, which equaled every ~12k miles. In the spring I'd use walmart synthetic 10w30, and it the fall I'd use the specced 5w30. I lost a big user of miles last year, so I could do it once a year and be pretty close to the old mileage schedule. It uses 1qt/1k miles, so it gets some fresh stuff every so often. Still undecided. May will be the time of the spring change. I guess I'll decide then.

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2019, 09:54:42 PM »
I’ve been in the “oil changing”/ car repair business for 20 years. 10k oil changes are a joke! We see cars with broken pistons, carbon coking, slugging, regularly. If you want to change your oil every 10-20k then do so BUT change your filter and top off every 3-5k! The oil is made to last several thousand more miles than the filter. Also, use a factory filter. More so if your still in warranty.j

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #88 on: February 15, 2019, 01:03:46 PM »
My respected mechanic next door to our business says changing your oil is the most important thing you can do to your vehicle. Especially newer ones. And yes to what AZ says, it's not the oil, it's the gunk it gathers from the combustion process and wearing of parts. That is what causes problems, not oil failure. 

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #89 on: February 15, 2019, 01:40:38 PM »
I change my oil every 5000 miles

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Re: 3000 or 6000 mile Oil Change
« Reply #90 on: February 15, 2019, 02:02:31 PM »
Reply #19 has a link to the newspaper article.   New vehicles do not need 3,000 mile oil changes.  Of course your mileage will vary . 
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