Longest time between oil changes

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  1. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    How exactly did you become such an expert in oils, yet remain so ignorant on the topic of changing it?
     
  2. Lip Shooter

    Lip Shooter Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe you missed my post on how often and what kind of oil I use in my other vehicles and engines. For stuff I keep I over change and pamper my engines.
     
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    I read them
     
  4. stevena198301

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    You keep dogging that motor. You've had several folks input that have told you the same thing. Run it til the bearing seize. I'm a 40K a year type guy, and I can spare the money to not only change my oil, but pay to do it so I don't get mud in my eyes (skid plate must come off to change oil filter in a 4x4 Tundra). I don't get $900 a month for a truck either. I'm not bragging, I'm telling you that if you push the limits on it, eventually they will push back. I can't see how someone wanting to "save" money can't see that.
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    I just changed the oil on my 2006 , Chevy 2500hd 6.0 gasser.
    it has 66000 miles and the oil gets changed twice a year.
    The oil still smells ,looks and feels great.:tu
     
  6. Lip Shooter

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    3 oil changes at 80k no problems and getting ready to trade it in. I did have too add a couple quarts in between oil changes.
     
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    Never. They dont care.
     
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    ED Vanderbeck Senior Refuge Member

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    Diesel changes are expensive 10 k what i do got over 200 k on the truck
     
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    My dad used to have an old beater GMC pickup that used oil by the ton. He would add oil almost every other time he drove it. I asked him once if he ever changed the oil. His reply was "nope, it changes itself".
     
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  10. Duck_Hunter_TX

    Duck_Hunter_TX Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I change mine according to the vehicle’s recommendation. I can afford oil changes a lot easier than I can afford a new motor or new truck. And when the motor blows, I imagine it will be when I needed the truck to get somewhere, so that would be a concern as well.

    But I also like to trade my vehicles in, and I’ve found I get more in trade-in if they’re running.
     
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