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#11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 09:12 PM
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once a year...and it kills me to do it that often. 2500 a year on average, I should use the oil in something else...just kills me...
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Wow, and I feel guilty about having only 25,000 on my daily driver 2010. I do enjoy the hell out of it every day though. Barrett Jackson will not have this one 30 years from now. It'll be used up by my 80+ year old arthritic right and left feet.

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Wow, and I feel guilty about having only 25,000 on my daily driver 2010. I do enjoy the hell out of it every day though. Barrett Jackson will not have this one 30 years from now. It'll be used up by my 80+ year old arthritic right and left feet.
Lmao! Mines got 24k and its my DD till winter! I have been doing about every 6 months


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But what about the synthetic oils? Do these follow the same 6 month change interval, regardless of mileage?
The best answer for your situation is to get a sample of your oil and have it tested to determine what schedule to best follow.

I follow my own schedule from tests on my oil and driving habits/conditions -- that schedule is every 3 - 4K miles (never past 4K miles). I bought my car with 2 miles on it and changed the oil at 1500 miles (which I pulled a sampled and had it tested). Since the purchase of my car, I have had three oil changes within five months.

I have a Yellow Jacket and it is not a DD.

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once a year...and it kills me to do it that often. 2500 a year on average, I should use the oil in something else...just kills me...
LOL, this is kinda how I feel! Changing oil in my car every 6 months seems kinda excessive considering how it "looks" on the dip stick. I suppose I should follow Whiskey Tango Foxtrots advice and get the oil tested after 6 months just to see what the results look like. Appreciate all the advice and comments.


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For the amount you would pay for a test, you might as well change it.
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For the amount you would pay for a test, you might as well change it.
That's silly logic, the one time fee you pay will give you real data on how the oil held up since the last change.
The results will give you the peace of mind to extend the change interval. Most synthetics will hold up well for 8-15K miles. This one time fee will save you hundreds in no time. People who change their oil at 3000 miles or 6 months these days, might as well change it every 500 miles, but I guess everyone has their own price on a good night's sleep! LOL
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For the amount you would pay for a test, you might as well change it.
It costs me $15.95 per test to have my oil samples tested...well worth it in my opinion.
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Actually I bought my car 9 months ago and I only put on 2400 miles so far. But I plan to change it at 3k miles. Just because its the first oil change. But then again you can only put synthetic in the 392. I plan on changing it every 3k. That's once a year. Just to be on the safe side.


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Wow, I didn't know there was an expiriation date on quart of oil! Would not what to put oil in the engine that has expired.


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