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what interval do you change oil/oil filter at?

what interval do you change oil and oil filter pick one of each (multiple choice)  

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  1. 1. what interval do you change oil and oil filter pick one of each (multiple choice)

    • ~3000 miles oil change
      3
    • 3000-5000 miles oil change
      10
    • 5000-7000 miles oil change
      10
    • 7000-10,000 miles oil change
      25
    • over 10,000 miles
      3
    • ~3000 miles filter change
      1
    • 3000-5000 miles filter change
      5
    • 5000-7000 miles filter change
      6
    • 7000-10,000 miles filter change
      17
    • over 10,000 miles filter change
      7


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I gues i should have read the instructions better. I did not realize ther were 2 boxes to check:duh:.

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Schedule B I think is 3.5K miles but the only time Schedule B is required is when your running a truck for emergency vehicle like ambulance, fire truck, etc... Some that is truly flogged from the time you start it to the time you shutdown. But even the oil testing TDR did awhile back said that most petroleum oils will go 20K miles without a problem... [ATTACH]3568[/ATTACH]

My Concrete Cowboy story goes like this. Influenced by the 3,000 mile-guy-on-TV for many years I adopted his mantra and needlessly changed lube oil on my vehicles. Needlessly? Yep, needlessly. I finally spent money to do lube oil testing and found that the lube oil was a-okay at <gasp> an extension of the oil change interval to a whopping 6,000 miles. I changed the lube oil at that 6,000 mile interval. Then, I walked on the wild side…I changed the lube oil at 10,000 miles. The oil was still a-okay. I got busy the next year and, forgetful me, changed the oil at 20,000 miles. I was so concerned that I purchased the CC2543 to check the viscosity and total base number. Alas, the sample was all-too predictable, the wear metals were pretty much double what was shown in the earlier 10,000 mile sample. Big surprise? Viscosity and TBN were still more than adequate.

TDR57_Oil.pdf

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I gues i should have read the instructions better. I did not realize ther were 2 boxes to check:duh:.

Me too! For the most part I change on a 12 month schedule, about 8,000 - 10,000 miles. Oil/Filter/Bypass at the same time, UOA every 7,500 on the oil.

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How often are you suppose to change the crankcase filter breather element? I have 82 000 on my truck now and in 2000 more its do for an oil change and a Frantz install. Come to think about it I have not changed my serpentine belt either. How do you guys remember when to change your stuff? wright down the milage you changed it and refer back to it. Just curious if there are any unique ways to help people remember.

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It just seems to me that 7 or 10 thousand miles is way to long. For all the more it costs me I will change it sooner.Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

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How often are you suppose to change the crankcase filter breather element?

I believe my manual said 100k. But I highly recommend you check your service manual for at least what the dealer recommends. You can do it then, or sooner if you feel like it. I don't always think the recommended mileage by the dealer is right and do it sooner.

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How often are you suppose to change the crankcase filter breather element? I have 82 000 on my truck now and in 2000 more its do for an oil change and a Frantz install. Come to think about it I have not changed my serpentine belt either. How do you guys remember when to change your stuff? wright down the milage you changed it and refer back to it. Just curious if there are any unique ways to help people remember.

This little program works great for managing your maintenance... http://www.lonewolf-software.com/automotivewolf.htm

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When I bought my truck, I bought the service manual. I printed a copy of the maintenance schedule I would be using and put it on a clip board in the garage. When each 5k rolled around, I take a minute to look at it an service as needed. If there was an upcoming service that needed parts I don't have or cost a but more than normal, I'd see if I could get them on sale and put them on the shelf. Gonna need them anyway.I'd like a program like this, but like a few others, I only own mac's. They can only warn you on approx time schedules, like the calendars on your computer, but look prettier. So I just look at the speed-o, and each 5k, take a minute as needed to look at the printout an go from there. Been working for the last 46+ years for me.

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It just seems to me that 7 or 10 thousand miles is way to long. For all the more it costs me I will change it sooner. Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

For $160 an oil change I think I let the oil run its course!

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It just seems to me that 7 or 10 thousand miles is way to long. For all the more it costs me I will change it sooner. Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

For $160 an oil change I think I let the oil run its course!

Its not a 4-5 quart gasoline engine where the fuel adds acids and other by products to the oil that cause damage. You got to remember its a diesel with 3 gallons (11-12 quarts) of oil. It takes a long time to use that amount of oil up... There is a old post here where Dorkweed ran his truck for 87K miles on a single oil change on Supertech 15w-40 and did oil test every 7K miles... It wasn't till 87K the silicon level started to rise and the oil was changed. Then there is CajFlynn here that changes ~20K miles for a oil change when he clears 1,000 miles a day and that means he would be doing weekly oil changes. His truck is run on fleetguard filters and Delo 15w-40 and cleared the million mile mark no problem. So this 3-5K oil changes are a waste of oil and money... :spend:
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I agree with you mike.There is a pot of waste out there. But there is one minor factor missing. The person. I have been in the 'HABIT' and 'BELIEF' you change oil at a max of 5k in the other vehicles I've own. I don't run my Dodge with heavy loads all the times and per the manufacture schedule, I'm to do the 15k between changes. I, personally have a hard time going the 10k I do, but have done oil analysis to give me that 'friendly fuzzy feeling' it's ok. In time the person should 'feel' comfortable when they 'feel. the change is actually ok. Until that time, those who do it every 3 to 5k is COMFORTABLE ... to them. Even if there is waste in oil, money or time.

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Also remember where we came from in oil design... Back in the 70's engine oils where really basic and didn't have much of a additive package.

http://www.upmpg.com/motor_oil_rate_gas.htm

As the additive packages improved over the years and design of engine oils the change internvals have been extended more and more over the years. I know old habits die hard but I use the factory specs as a safe point. So like 24V's are safe to run 7,500 miles by design.

Even the 96 is 6K to a oil change...

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Then my 83 Goldwing 1100I is even 6K to a oil change...

The only vehicle I got that is a super early change in my 08 Honda Rancher at 600 miles... :wtf:

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