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Old 01-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #41
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He is too busy changing oil
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He is too busy changing oil


right, between my 4 veh. i wouldn't have time to goto work.....
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I changed the oil on my bike last night. I also changed the rear drive oil as well. I change them both at the same time.

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #45
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Now the dirtiness of oil doesn't matter? Learn something new ever day...

Oh when your tire shows metal just keep going.... It's good till your back to the layer of rubber under the metal
He said the 'look' doesn't matter if it 'looks' clean. If it looks clean, then how do I know it's dirty?

I'm so confused.
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My point was that the looks of the oil is not a tell all.Take the oil out of a diesel for example. It will look bad after 2 miles. You cant really judge oil by its looks alone.
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My point was that the looks of the oil is not a tell all.Take the oil out of a diesel for example. It will look bad after 2 miles. You cant really judge oil by its looks alone.
Then how do I know that it's dirty? If it doesn't look dirty and seems the right consistency, then how do I know that it's too long to wait between changes?
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Then how do I know that it's dirty? If it doesn't look dirty and seems the right consistency, then how do I know that it's too long to wait between changes?
only way to be sure is to test ur oil at a lab.
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yea, we did. It's ok.
I just found out yesterday
you use oil?!?!?
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Then how do I know that it's dirty? If it doesn't look dirty and seems the right consistency, then how do I know that it's too long to wait between changes?
See how it tastes, or consult your owner's or shop manual
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only way to be sure is to test ur oil at a lab.
Why in the would I do that?

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See how it tastes, or consult your owner's or shop manual
No. The owner's manual says to do exactly what I do. Camaro says to do it differently.

Why can't we all just agree?
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #53
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Why in the would I do that?

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to see if you need an oil change. folks running fancy oils do this, especially diesel truck owners who dont want to change a few gallons of premium oil every 3k miles ($$$$$).
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #55
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to see if you need an oil change. folks running fancy oils do this, especially diesel truck owners who dont want to change a few gallons of premium oil every 3k miles ($$$$$).
OIC. So my hostage should do this rather than just get the oil changed? It's not THAT expensive, and if you bought the vehicle, I hope to you can afford to keep it maintained. I do realize that is not always the case, though - I cry every time I see a Caddy is -poor shape (which is nine times out of ten).

On the other hand, my car was $15k brand new and It's NOT running anything expensive.
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Think about it.... If they advertise a car that they say can go twice as long between oil changes it sells better.... Fact is look at your oil when u go that 7,000 miles.... It will be filthy... Check it at 3,000 I bet it's still dirty then. I would even pay for your oil change to do it at 3,000 miles and bet u that money that I'm right. Just to prove my point
Funny, I've always followed manufacturers recommendations and I've NEVER had an oil related failure
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The point of the oil analysis is to help determine the life of the oil in "your" vehicle under "your" normal driving condition. If saves a ton in fleets. Its not a test that is performed at every interval.
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The point of the oil analysis is to help determine the life of the oil in "your" vehicle under "your" normal driving condition. If saves a ton in fleets. Its not a test that is performed at every interval.
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for me it is peace of mind... oil being the life blood of the engine and being cheap... means it gets changed on a more frequent basis than the book says is necessary...
if the price of an oil change is an issue, you have bigger problems than how often to change your oil.
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for me it is peace of mind... oil being the life blood of the engine and being cheap... means it gets changed on a more frequent basis than the book says is necessary...
if the price of an oil change is an issue, you have bigger problems than how often to change your oil.
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