TMC Oil change POLL

How often do you change oil and filter?

  • Less than 3000 Miles

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Every 3000 Miles

    Votes: 35 31.3%
  • Every 5000 Miles

    Votes: 41 36.6%
  • Every 7500 Miles

    Votes: 5 4.5%
  • More than 7500 Miles

    Votes: 9 8.0%
  • According to my vehicle's onboard computer

    Votes: 20 17.9%

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ScottyBoy

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Usually every 5000 for me. I'm not TOO strict about it anymore since I figured about how oil life monitoring system works. It usually ends up telling me to change the oil about every 5-6k miles so I have just been going by that now. :dunno:
 

OldCracker29

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Usually every 5000 for me. I'm not TOO strict about it anymore since I figured about how oil life monitoring system works. It usually ends up telling me to change the oil about every 5-6k miles so I have just been going by that now. :dunno:

When I changed my oil the last time, I forgot to reset the system. I think it came on around 3800 for me. I can't really remember, but I set it this time. :dunno:
 

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ya i change my oil by the percentage monitor on my dash. i use valvoline full synthetic. i was going to use royal purple full synthetic, but i read on the bottle where it doesnt comply with i think 2005 or newer vehicles warranty or something:dunno:
 

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In the burb, I still have the Hendrick service plan - every 5k until I hit 30k. When that is up I will switch it to LE and change at the computer recommended intervals.

The beast gets a new filter every year or after track or dyno days (does not get driven very often) until I get a few more bugs worked out then every 5k with LE.

Ford work truck, it gets a new filter every 15k. I dump 1-2 quarts a week in the engine so i think it changes itself depending on how hard I am pushing it that week.

Mother-in-laws avalanche gets LE and changed by the computer.

Only use Wix filters or AC. The Turd gets a motorcraft when I take it to the dealer for service.
 

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ya i change my oil by the percentage monitor on my dash. i use valvoline full synthetic. i was going to use royal purple full synthetic, but i read on the bottle where it doesnt comply with i think 2005 or newer vehicles warranty or something:dunno:

Are you sure? That doesn't make sense. RP is a good oil and it should be good to go in all vehicles.
 

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ya ill have to look at it again. if i go into a parts store ill check it out but im sure thats why i didnt run it in the first place so then i was using mobil 1 and i heard about how valvoline beat it in a engine life/wear test on i think fsc and i switched. id much rather run RP.
 

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I don't worry too much about it. I run Mobil 1 5W30 and Mobil 1 filter. My truck doesn't go on long trips or drives and I don't tow very much. I usually change between 6000 and 7500 (or more when I don't check). I know how it gets driven since I'm the only one that drives it.
 

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Coming up on 10,000 on this oil, will be changing soon in the next 1,600 miles and sending off to Blackstone for Analysis :thumbs:
 

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3-5K seems to be the norm in this poll.
 

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