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TMC Oil change POLL

Discussion in 'Lubrication & Maintenance' started by Zembonez, Jul 2, 2009.

How often do you change oil and filter?

  1. Less than 3000 Miles

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. Every 3000 Miles

    34 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. Every 5000 Miles

    41 vote(s)
    36.9%
  4. Every 7500 Miles

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. More than 7500 Miles

    9 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. According to my vehicle's onboard computer

    20 vote(s)
    18.0%
  1. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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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:
     
  2. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    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:
     
  3. fortplainman

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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:
     
  4. Mcdiver

    Mcdiver I'm crazy, but it's paid for!!

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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.
     
  5. Black02Silverado

    Black02Silverado Sponsor

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

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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.
     
  7. BigBlueLB756

    BigBlueLB756 Cheap But Not Inexpensive

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    We don't put many miles on them, so I change oil twice a year. 5W-30 Havoline and PF-48 filters.
     
  8. nubuilder

    nubuilder Why buy new when you can restore?

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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.
     
  9. stadt11

    stadt11 LetMeGoogleThatForYou.com

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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:
     
  10. Zembonez

    Zembonez I hate black wheels...

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

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