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Poll: Lube & Oil Change For Your Automobile  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

I have a poll question for everyone here.

Here is my question  point  How often do you lube and oil change your automobile?


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- every 100 miles?

- every 1,000 miles?

- every 3,000 miles?

- every 5,000 miles?

- every 10,000 miles?

- once a year?

- once every 5 years?

- never?

Safe driving!  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

When I'm a quart low for the second time since the last LOF.


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Just did the GA oil tonight, 2986 miles from the last change.

3000 always.




-NWA742


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Sometimes I ride Kevinl1011's mom, but after she's all lubed up with motor oil it becomes a lot like chasing a greased pig.

Signed,
Gkirk


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Regular oil changes? HA! That's just a right-wing conspiracy designed to line the pockets of Big Oil at your expense.

Signed,
B744F



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 4):
Regular oil changes? HA! That's just a right-wing conspiracy designed to line the pockets of Big Oil at your expense.

Signed,
B744F

Nicely done.  laughing 




-NWA742


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 4):
Regular oil changes? HA! That's just a right-wing conspiracy designed to line the pockets of Big Oil at your expense.

Signed,
B744F

 rotfl  Excellent.

I use Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic in the BAFDT.

I change it when the mileage says it needs it, about every 5000-6000 miles. Since I work remote, and don't drive my personal vehicle but about 6000 miles a year, they are usually a once a year deal.


User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
I use Chevron Delo 400 Synthetic in the BAFDT.

That's the shit!
BTW, Oil change on Ford Diesel Powerstroke, 14 quarts Delo + Motorcraft filter + labor + disposal + tax = $85.00. GM Duramax, same thing.

BTW 2, The "Flyer's" RR = 69! Dude!



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

I run synthetic, so I generally go to about 5500 miles. I might change it earlier out of convienence if the weather is nice. I generally do a thorough inspection and underbody/frame/suspension wash while I'm there and re-silicone all rubber boots/bushings etc.

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

I try and get it done every 3000-4000 miles.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 7):
W, Oil change on Ford Diesel Powerstroke, 14 quarts Delo + Motorcraft filter + labor + disposal + tax = $85.00. GM Duramax, same thing.

$85!!! Damn, I'm moving there . . . it's a $150 job at Light Speed Lube every time I go . . . and that's with a discount. I know the owner . . . must be that Alaska thing . . .


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 2):
Just did the GA oil tonight, 2986 miles from the last change.

3000 always.

Exactly, never go over 3000. Even though Nissan says 3750.

I do it myself. Use Mobil 1 fliter and Castrol GTX.


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Mine just gets changed at the service, every 12 months.

The last car I had never needed a topup in 3 years. I've got a carton of Shell Helix in case it does though. Which reminds me...this one's due a dip


User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

When the computer in the car shows that it is time for an oil change. I then press the 'talk' button and say 'Acura' The car dials the dealership, I book an appointment and then the people there do it. Simple.

 
Cheers!

[Edited 2005-11-14 04:21:44]


Citizen of the World
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Every 10,000kms (6,250 miles), do it myself with Castrol Magnatec.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

every 4,000-5,000 miles.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Ironically, look what banner ad appeared while opening this thread:

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 silly 



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Usually about every 3000 miles..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 16):
Ironically, look what banner ad appeared while opening this thread:

A ha! Advertising search engine. So that's why Porn ads pop up when Pe@rson posts and Preparation H ads pop up when B744F posts.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Every 6,000 KM or at whatever mileage the sticker from the dealer says to do it.


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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Hey Jag.....Posting w/ the new Acer?


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

I have a Checklist for Vehicle Maintenance for my Pulsar 150DTSi & Tata INDIGO.
I just follow the checklist.  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 11):
Exactly, never go over 3000. Even though Nissan says 3750.

I do it myself. Use Mobil 1 fliter and Castrol GTX.

I guess I learned the wisdom of 3000 from my dad. He's changed it at 3000 almost like clockwork, and, out of the many many vehicles he has owned for many many years, he has never had a single internal engine problem.

GM, Ford, Chrysler, Acura, not one.




-NWA742


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Cars that I own - 3x a year.

Cars that I lease - 1x a year.


User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Fully synthetic (Mobil 1) changed every 6000 miles.

25 DesertJets : Actually the 3000 mile interval is a bit of an urban legend. Even with dino juice most cars can go for longer intervals between changes... ~5000-6000
26 YooYoo : i change mine every 6,000 - 8,000 km. no fancy oil.
27 Traindriver : I have it changed every 3000 miles. When my wife and I bought our cars 2 years ago, the dealer threw in free oil changes for full time we own the cars
28 RayChuang : I think most people recommend oil and filter changes every 3,000 to 3,500 statute miles (USA) or 5,000 to 6,000 kilometers (most of the world) travell
29 DrDeke : I change it every 4000-5000 miles as part of my ETODW maintenance protocol (engine turns or driver walks). -DrDeke
30 ClassicLover : Every 5,000kms. My car is 10 years old and it's one of the requirements that it be done every 5,000km. I get someone to do it for me. Trent.
31 Superfly : Every 2500 miles. I use Castrol 20-50. Another good brand to use is Quaker State. 20-50 is recommended for cars with over 100,000 miles. Stay away fro
32 Chugach : Every 3,000 miles at Light Speed Lube (thanks ANCflyer). I always bring my own Castrol High Mileage 5w30 dino and have them use that. I swear by that
33 VC10 : Well I just change it at the intervals that SAAB say which is :- Annually or 12,000 miles which ever comes soonest. It has to be done with Synthetic o
34 NWA742 : That's definitely right -- hell, a lot of people never change their oil at all. 3000 is more like a tradition. -NWA742
35 Aer Lingus : I change the oil of my car twice a year which is around 4000-6000 miles. I had the oil changed in a garage in August. Yesterday I removed the top 1/4
36 DesertJets : If you live in a cold climate, like mine (upstate NY), 20W-50 will turn into molasses once the temps dip below freezing. Which is probably not an iss
37 Superfly : DesertJets: You are correct. What about old cars in your climate if they haven't turned to rust ? 30 is recommended for winter climate but will that b
38 Jafa39 : Probably "Lazy Lifter", what car do you drive? some get this and it isn't a biggie, on some it is a bad sign.
39 ACDC8 : About every 12 000 km (about 7500 miles). No need to do it sooner as long as your car is in good running order, you check the oil on a regular basis a
40 DfwRevolution : You're likely pouring out good oil. Any synthetic will get you well more than the 3,000 mile mark especially if you are using Mobile products. Synthe
41 Kevinl1011 : The advantage of Synthetic Oil is that it retains it's viscosity longer and most important...does not dissolve rubber (seals gaskets) like petroleum o
42 Post contains images CFCUQ : Bang on ! Check owners manual as to spec of oil ( SF-CJ etc, brand does not matter, and dino or treehugger makes no difference, as per a Castrol semi
43 HT : The manual for my Opel Astra 1600cc/16V states to change oil after 15000 km ( = 9300 mi) or after 12 months (applicable for normal use in moderate cli
44 TUNisia : Volvo says to do it every 7500 miles.
45 Kevinl1011 : That's a good question. Possibly it's because more European cars are sold with a fill of synthetic motor oil than American cars. The "recommended" oi
46 HT : Though most manufacturers have high requirements regarding the API-rating of their motor oils, I don´t think that in Europe the main bulk of engines
47 RoyalDutch : Every 3000, or under/ or every 2 months. My old car I had to do it every 1500 because it got nasty so quickly.
48 BigOrange : Usually about every 6,000 it goes to the Saturn dealer for the factory recommended service. I tried to do it about every 3,000 but seeing as I can do
49 Aerobalance : '06 330i calls for 16,000 mile intervals - I may change it, and the filter, in half that time, considering the car only gets driven 400 miles a month.
50 Srbmod : My car (2003 Dodge Stratus) gets it changed every 3000 miles. I've had my car for about 18 months and have only had to change the oil three times. My
51 Kevinl1011 : Whoa! that's a long interval. How many miles are on it now? I wonder how the oil will look at 5K. Being a new engine, it probably will take a while t
52 HT : Though I couldn´t find a specific interval for "oil", the current Peugeot 407 has an overall "service-interval" of 30,000 km (Otto-engines) - or ear
53 Aviation : Every 10,000kms or say 5,000miles Cheers,
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