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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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im wondering the same thing. I dont drive mine much either

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cant hurt to change it anyways, i wouldnt risk it
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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.

SCT, no studs...yet, Dual OEM intake air filter housings, Banks intercooler & intake elbow, Banks exhaust system, Windrunner ported intake manifold, Bullet Proof Diesel remote oil cooler & thermostat, AirDog2 (plus a couple spares), Power steering filter (Amsoil dual-bypass), MagTec deep ATF pan, Electric oil pre-lub pump, Dakota Digital gauges.
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An oil analysis would determine the state of your oil.

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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.

SCT, no studs...yet, Dual OEM intake air filter housings, Banks intercooler & intake elbow, Banks exhaust system, Windrunner ported intake manifold, Bullet Proof Diesel remote oil cooler & thermostat, AirDog2 (plus a couple spares), Power steering filter (Amsoil dual-bypass), MagTec deep ATF pan, Electric oil pre-lub pump, Dakota Digital gauges.
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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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Well I get my synthetic oil at cost in bulk so it's extremely cheap for me.

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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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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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