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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. Draenor

    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    I would add more, but the poll only let me do one. :( I have 3 trucks and they all get their oil changed at different intervals.
     
  2. RebelThunder

    RebelThunder Speak English or GTFO

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    Every 3000 here.
     
  3. OldCracker29

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    I change my oil every 3K with Valvoline Max Life, and a Purolator Pure One filter. I was using the synthetic blend, but switched to full synthetic Max Life. Valvoline still recomends following your manufactures intended oil change intervals, so I'll still change it every 3K. I might add that I can actually tell a difference in the operation of the engine with full synthetic. The old beast really seem's to be running smoother. :thumbs:
     
  4. NMRam

    NMRam Still Here Because I'm Not There

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    I change mine every 5000 using full synthetic (Mobil 1 for now) and a NAPA Gold (Wix) filter. I think I am going to switch to the Valvoline full synthetic since they offer the 300,000 mile warranty (probably a scam anyway) because I am going to need this truck to last a long time. At the rate I drive, it will have almost 200k on it when it is paid off.
     
  5. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    I certainly believe in frequent oil changes for any vehicle that is worked hard. I do 5K between changes but my truck is basically used a car. I also seem to think that mine is smoother on full synthetic. This may be just my perception but if it pleases me.. then so be it! :D
     
  6. Texas Jim

    Texas Jim Texas..It's a Whole 'nuther Country

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    Same here.

    I have been known to get my oil changed on a really long trip ...if I have been driving it really hard.
    I will also sometimes have it changed if I am heading back home from 1500 miles away and plan on really running it hard to get back home. :D :D :D

    I have been known to drive 24 hours at a stretch, stopping only for fuel and eats.
    Darling Wife hates it when I do that. :D

    For example...
    Last summer we left Fort Worth...drove up thru OK and Kansas into Nebraska... turned west on I-80..went over into Wyoming and took I-25 up to Billings Montana before stopping.

    Thats right at 1,500 miles.
    Part of it at more or less legal speeds.
    Part of it at 100 mph +.
    Only stopping for fuel and food.

    That would probably be considered severe service...
    So...in summary... I change the oil depending on how I have been using the car...always trying to err on the side of caution.

    :cheers:
     
  7. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Even if you use the expensive stuff, oil is pretty cheap insurance against major engine failure.
    Sometimes the stuff we do just makes us feel better about it... so what? :dunno:
     
  8. Texas Jim

    Texas Jim Texas..It's a Whole 'nuther Country

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    My feeling exactly.

    :thumbs: :cheers:

    If it makes "ME" feel better about changing it...that is really all I am concerned about.
    I don't care that the greenies think I am wasting resources. :D

    Talking about major engine failure...I read that replacing the NorthStar engine with a "NEW" one will run somewhere in the neighborhood of $8,000 bucks.

    I can buy a heck of a lot of oil to make it run longer for $8,000 bucks.

    :cheers: :rollin:
     
  9. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    FOR SURE!
     
  10. merlin5577

    merlin5577 Work harder, others on welfare depend on you!

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    Every 10K.
     

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