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Old 10-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #31
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Remember the myth about not being able to switch back & forth from synth to conv & vice versa??
Well back then it actually wasn't a myth. Apparently the first synthetic oils were so bad that when mixed with regular oil they caused the seals to shrink and leak in certain places. Something to do with a characteristic of the oil that I can't really remember.
All though I wasn't in the vehicular world when this issue was around my dad still stoutly believes never to mix the two no matter how many times I try to explain it to him.

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on the time interval issue, it also depends on how your vehicle is "stored/parked".

for those of us who put less than 3,000 miles a year on our jeeps and are also lucky enough to have our jeeps in temperature-steady dry garages every day and night, that 3month change interval can be ignored for the most part.

I change every 3,000 miles and ignore the time interval.
Mines usually in the garage but lately it's been in the driveway since we're repainting our house on the weekends and there's no room for it in there at the moment...

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daily driver TJ with 41 miles to work and 41 miles back home. I change between 4-5 when its conveinent to do so with my schedule. My oil had been getting black but was because of a leaky injector, problem is solved and the oil stays much cleaner. I don't stress over it and use dino oil because its economical and does the job. If it bothers you to run longer, have blackstone labs run a sample. For $25 bucks its a good test that will tell you what your engine is doing to the oil. Or just change the filter one extra time at mid point interval, that would give you clean filtration. Had a friend in college that drove a 73 ford maverick and never changed the oil just topped it off. That thing kept going and going when all conventional logic said it would blow up. When he sold it he had 230,000 on the odo. He put all but 60,000 on it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #34
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I change the oil in my Jeep once each year. Even by then, I typically have not gone 3000 miles since my last oil change.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #35
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daily driver TJ with 41 miles to work and 41 miles back home. I change between 4-5 when its conveinent to do so with my schedule. My oil had been getting black but was because of a leaky injector, problem is solved and the oil stays much cleaner. I don't stress over it and use dino oil because its economical and does the job. If it bothers you to run longer, have blackstone labs run a sample. For $25 bucks its a good test that will tell you what your engine is doing to the oil. Or just change the filter one extra time at mid point interval, that would give you clean filtration. Had a friend in college that drove a 73 ford maverick and never changed the oil just topped it off. That thing kept going and going when all conventional logic said it would blow up. When he sold it he had 230,000 on the odo. He put all but 60,000 on it.
Yep I had the same exact scenario with one of my friends. Just with a different vehicle. They had one of those old 4 cyl Toyota pick ups and wanted a new vehicle so they decided to stop putting oil in it, stop changing the oil, and stop doing any maintenance at all. Long story short she ended up driving it daily for another 2-3 years before she finally gave up and traded it in.

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