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post #1 of 12 Old 05-27-2011, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Oil Changes for secondary vehicles

Ok I apologize for starting yet another oil thread, but I didn't really see what I'm after.
I have an 02 F250 and it looks like I might put 2000 miles on it a year. How often should I change the oil? I'd hate to throw out 5 gallons of barely used oil, but on the other hand I don't want to wreck the engine because the barely used oil was no good anymore.
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Use a good quality synthetic and change it once or twice a year. Synthetics tend not to "break down" as much as conventional, which would be good in your application.
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How often do you drive it? I would think once a year would be fine. Don't forget to change your fuel filter at the same time.

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2000 miles a year? Why so little? Sorry I know not an answer to your oil question, but just wondering why you got it sitting?


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Thanks for the replies.

It gets so few miles as I don't drive very much to begin with and I normally drive my car to work instead. I do usually drive it at least once a week and the 15 mile jaunt down the interstate to work should get it up to operating temps, hopefully evaporating some water out of it. My major reason for buying it was I was finding it difficult to be a homeowner without a cargo vehicle of some sort.
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2k miles a year, wow i think i put that on in in 5 weeks, lol.
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I'd say just change it once a year.

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I'd say just change it once a year.

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2k miles a year, wow i think i put that on in in 5 weeks, lol.

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How often do you drive it? I would think once a year would be fine. Don't forget to change your fuel filter at the same time.

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yup fuel filter and drain the bowl for sure at least once. fuel doesnt like to sit.
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fuel doesnt like to sit.
Diesel isn't nearly as bad as gasoline... Hell, my girlfriend's dad just today put new fuel in their 04 6.0 for the first time in a year and a half....

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