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Old 02-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Question Oil Changes by Calendar vs. Mileage

For those of us who drive fewer than 10K miles a year, how often should I change my oil, in spite of the miles?

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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From my 2010 owners manual:
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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You're fine. Google the pro's and con's of chaning the oil at 3K like it's recommended and you'll see. One con being how expensive it gets. All you're doing is greasing the palms of the oil execs by changing your oil that quickly. It's actually kinda amazing how much life you can get out of an oil change.
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tell ya what i do ,drain the oil ,buy som cheap oil ,run it in the motor for 20 min,this pulls all the carbon off,get it outa there change the filters and put the new oil in ,been doing it for 30 years works like a charm.
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Depending on how hard you drive or wheel. I run Penzoil Platinum Full Syn. I Change it every 4500 5000 Miles give or take considering how hard I drive. More wheeling more Oil Changes.
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Clean fresh oil also helps in Fuel economy.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm a fan of royal purple I go around 6k an oil change. I asked RP about if you drive less then 6k a year they said an annual oil change is all you need.
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i run full synthetic and change every 6000 miles with filter only changes at 3000 unless i get into deep water. everything i own has made it past 200,000 miles on this interval.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cavsvet74
From my 2010 owners manual:
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
I have low mileage as well so am planning on each six months

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