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Old 04-11-2012, 03:41 PM
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Oil change--time--interval

I was just going through my maintenance notes and realized I've put less than 3,000 miles on my truck since the last oil change, but it's been 11 months.
Any concerns with the long time interval between oil changes??

(I use ford filters, full synthetic oil, Rev-X, ELC coolant with filter....)
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
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im wondering the same thing. I dont drive mine much either
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
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cant hurt to change it anyways, i wouldnt risk it
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:16 PM
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I use synthetic and I change mine in the fall and in the late spring regardless of how few miles I've gone.
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An oil analysis would determine the state of your oil.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:13 AM
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An oil analysis would determine the state of your oil.
Yes that would be the ideal way to determine how well the oil was doing.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:14 AM
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Does changing it cause your wallet to hurt?? For the truth run an analysis but it may cause you some false security.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:52 AM
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Well I get my synthetic oil at cost in bulk so it's extremely cheap for me.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:34 AM
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For the truth run an analysis but it may cause you some false security.
Please define "false security". I do my oil analysis at Speedco. How much more of a solid answer can you get than a company who makes their living off of keeping big rigs on the road?
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:33 PM
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Oil analysis kits ordered from Blackstone. I'll post results when they come back.

In the mean time... anyone want to see what Bob the oil guy thinks?
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