Enough of the memes. How often SHOULD you change your oil?


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Enough of the memes
How often SHOULD you change your oil?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is the 10,000 miles meme true?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's true that you will end up with an oil burning motherfucker, 5000 miles at most with synthetic is reasonable, anyone telling you otherwise just gives no fucks.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    whenever you want to go fast.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my toyotas manual says "The cars light comes on after like 5k miles and then let it go for like another month before you change it and then wait another month before you look up how to turn off the light."

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      hold up. toyodas come with a manual

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every 1k miles
    Anyone telling you otherwise doesn't care about their engine

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only virgin betas change their oil
    >JOKES ON YOU I HAVE AN EV AND DON'T NEED TO CHANGE ANY OILS
    That's why you're a pathetic cuck

    Real alpha males only add more 20w60 when the crank starts grinding and making weird noises or the oil pressure drops to zero

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is there any fluid change in an ev?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wiper fluid. Brake fluid. Transmission oil. Coolant. Tears.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Gosh dang tire fluid is where they get you. Filthy israelites make bank off that stuff.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    whatever the owner's manual says
    one car is 7,500
    truck is 5,000
    other car says 3,000 but i do it every 6-8 hours of run time

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When my car says the oil is at 25% life

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    5k miles or 6 months, although my mazda 3 turbos manual says 8500 miles.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once a year or every 10000km whichever comes first

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    when it goes bad
    the only way to know is to send it to blackstone for testing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on the engine, the oil, and filter and your use case. Timely changes are especially important for turbos and high load applications such as towing or repeated acceleration from daily stop/go city driving.
      I change mine bi-annually for my convenience and so it gets fresh oil going into winters and summers which with my use works out to ~2800-3300 mile intervals. I use cheap but still certified dino oil rather than synthetic and Purolator filters.

      BEFORE it goes bad. You should send it for testing if you're concerned about early wear or to optimize for budget otherwise there's no harm in just changing it "early" to be sure.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    depends on how you drive it and what oil you use along with the condition of your engine.
    do you drive your car extra hard? should probably be changed sooner than someone who only does highway driving.
    do you buy super expensive amsoil? you can probably get away with a few filter changes before changing the oil if your engine doesn't already have burning/leaking/sludge problems.
    my general rule of thumb is 3k miles for non-synthetic, 5k for synthetic, if you drive your car hard probably 2k/4k. If your oil looks like used diesel oil in a gas car then you've probably already done damage by having too long of an interval.
    you should be checking your oil level every few weeks anyway, new cars burn more than older cars do and people often ignore this fact.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    once a year before winter regardless of mileage

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I goes black. You can't rely on milage alone as different driving speeds and behaviours cause oil to blacken at a different rate.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It not I. I'm not black, thankfully.

  14. 2 months ago
    P

    For car guys in the know it’s 10k for cars, 20k for trucks. Time isn’t really a degrading factor in regards to motor oils.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever the JDM manual says with whatever the JDM manual recommends

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Once a yea

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every 6 months

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I usually do every 4500 miles or once a year if 4500 hasn’t been reached yet.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As often as the manufacturer says. You know they make money from oil changes right? Why would they underestimate it?
    >NOOO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE IT EVERY 3000 MILES LIKE MY GRANDPA DID CARS AND OILS HAVEN'T EVOLVED AT ALL SINCE THE 50S
    ok chud

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would they underestimate it?
      Synthetic oils and "lifetime" parts, i.e. they only expect the engine to last up until the warranty is over.
      Oil technology may have gotten a lot better but engines also much run tighter tolerances, so you could wait the suggested 10k miles until an oil change on your Camry, but most of those high intervals also come with an asterisk. For example Toyota suggests an oil change ever 5k miles (twice as much) if you run your Camry under """special operating conditions""" which include driving in cold temperatures for short distances, lots of idling and slow speed traffic driving, driving on dirt roads, or carrying heavy loads and towing.
      Maybe grandpa wasn't such a retard after all, homosexual.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >they only expect the engine to last up until the warranty is over
        Except warranties are like two or three years and car engines now last 15 years on average, longer than at any other point in history, how does that work

        >Maybe grandpa wasn't such a retard after all
        He probably was though. Look up the Flynn effect. People were retards back then. They also couldn't build cars that lasted more than 100k miles to save their lives, despite the monthly oil changes.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Be 50s man
          Drive 100k miles, odo rolls over
          Drive another 40k mile
          Sell it as a 40,000 mile car
          Teenager thrashes it for 30k mile
          Car wore out at only 70k miles

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >warranties are like two or three years
          Wrong, maybe back in 2010 but even with Ford you get like 5 years/70k miles minimum on the power train today.
          >car engines now last 15 years on average
          you measure lifespan in years, not miles?
          >I know you already said synthetic oil and machining has improved a lot but I'm going to ask you again why engines last longer as a rhetorical gotcha

          Okay so since you're such a high IQ intellectual, maybe you could tell me why you think IQ is correlated to the factual accuracy of your grandad's life experience? Synthetic oil isn't a magic 3X health potion for you car, retard. The degraded acidified oil in your sump does not care about the manufacturer's recommended intervals that are based on 90% highway driving in immaculately maintained test mules. It's your car, fuck it up all you want. For you next car buy you should buy something with a sealed gearbox and "lifetime" fluid. You literally NEVER have to change it bro!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            And I will continue to listen to actual engineers, I don't care that your grandpa had to change the oil in this Model T every week or whatever.
            >NEW CAR DIFFERENT FROM OLD CAR
            It's even funnier if you actually do those oil changes yourself, because you'll see for yourself that the oil is still perfectly clean and clear after 3000 miles, yet you still continue to waste time and money changing it way too early.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >if you actually do those oil changes yourself, because you'll see for yourself that the oil is still perfectly clean and clear after 3000 miles
              This is how I know you're a wrenchlet retard that's never done an oil change in his life. Opinion discarded.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >because you'll see for yourself that the oil is still perfectly clean and clear after 3000 miles

              You've never been under a car in your life homosexual.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I’d like my rod bearing to last more than 100,000 miles so I’m gonna change every 5k miles or 6 months and not the 15k bmw recommends. Fluids are cheap steel is not.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My wrx came with 6000 mile oil change recommendation. But sounds and performance were a bit off, so i changed it at 5k miles.

        Older cars might run dirty with contamination from running rich or missfires and oil breakdown from extra heat somewhere. Then there were forest fires . Most of the soot goes in the air filter, but the smaller smoke molecules get into the oil

        Then there is the weather. Fresh 0w40 will flow at -40 but after 5000 miles it no longer flows at low temperature, so if you're in a cold area change the oil before winter, and during the winter cause excess idling and low speed/low temperature driving will sludge.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >330ci burns so much oil that by the time I'm done topping it up I've already technically made an oil change

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my current car needs 1l every 600 miles and i change it once a year becouse its gets black like ass

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I change oil every two years. I add what's leaked out/consumed once a year. My car has 283kkm.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >NOOOOO THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR OIL BEFORE EVERY JOURNEY OR ELSE YOUR ENGINE WILL EXPLODE

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