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Re: Oil change intervals

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Can you tell me Timo13 what brand oil you are using when you say "you make sure it's always good oil in your engines"? Thanks.
I use the pennzoil euro L. It's meets chrysler's spec and we don't have too many choices that meet specs for this engine.

The always good oil comment- I was referring to the life remaining and not the type of oil. Only use one that is in spec. As stated there's merit to checking your oil via a scientific test. If it still has life than you are wasting oil by changing it too early. But if you are at 10000 and you send it for analysis to squeak out another 3000 miles, i think that's easier to just change it and have peace of mind that you didn't accidentally cross over to bad oil because you were towing or in harsh conditions for that last 3000 miles. also, the oil does degrade after each of those 10000 miles, even though it's technically in spec for all 10000 miles. so for that reason, i edge on the side of overkill, and "it's always good oil" if i'm never approaching that line.

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Re: Oil change intervals

Why do some folks make a big deal about this?

Just change the oil at 10k, or whenever a (correctly calibrated) Oil Change Indicator indicates a change is necessary and then do a reset!

A DIY oil change, with 8qts of Ultra Euro L and a MoPar filter, takes around 45 minutes and will cost you around $110!

As I posted somewhere else on the board, we have a saying about BMW motorcycle owners : "The cheapest thing on the bike is the rider !"

This is a 50k vehicle for Gawd's sake! Just change the oil and filter will ya!
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Re: Oil change intervals

For some folks the standard oil minder is a waste. They will fret over how many miles it takes for it to change 1%. At the end of the day they will change the oil based on a schedule their grandfather implanted in their brain, or one an unknown entity on the internet recommended.

Those folks need the option I had a while back, maybe even on a Jeep. When you changed the oil, you set the number of miles you want to drive before your next oil change. It would give you a 500 mile warning.


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Re: Oil change intervals

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As I posted somewhere else on the board, we have a saying about BMW motorcycle owners : "The cheapest thing on the bike is the rider !"

This is a 50k vehicle for Gawd's sake! Just change the oil and filter will ya!
I think you may be exhorting us to avoid the opposite of what has been advocated by some in this thread. The proposals are to change the oil + filter approximately twice as often as putatively necessary (@ 5k, regardless of what the indicator says), or to simply change the oil twice as often and the filter on the standard schedule.

These proposals are the opposite of being a cheapskate; instead, it's... what's a euphemism for "expensive superstition"?
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Re: Oil change intervals

I was mainly referring to a couple of posts that advocated just changing out oil and leaving the filter in!!

I'm pretty anal about mechanical stuff and being a pilot and ex-racer I am definitely a firm proponent of preventative maintenance. However, you can get a little too "anxious" about service items and end up spending an inordinate amount of wonga with little "return on investment" !


But, as the old saying goes "If it feels good, do it" LOL !
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Re: Oil change intervals

Changed my oil today with 14% to go. I had my flash update done and I changed at 7353 miles. I took an oil sample and will mail it off to Blackstone tomorrow.
I want to see how the TBN is holding up. My driving is pretty easy no short trip very often so I expect to see numbers better than 1.0.


Also for those resetting the oil change interval one piece of advice. When you do the 3 gas pedal press hold the pedal to the floor for at least a count of 1. I tried countless times and decided after seeing this on youtube and reading it online and in the manual that the hold the pedal to the floor for a count of 1 is missing.
Once I did that I got a reset after oh maybe 20 tries...
Pennzoil Euro L 5W30 oil used and Mopar filter older version ending in AA...
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