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Re: How Often Oil Change
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I can understand the shortened interval for those who are "using" their trucks for what they were intended. But for those of us who are doing highway commuting most of the time, doesn't it make sense to not change so often? Just my $0.02.
Also, I was not flaming anyone in my previous post, just observing that there is a large window of suggestions. Sorry if I offended anyone. Maybe the suggested intervals should be bounded by severity of use. I agree towing, hauling, dirty, hot, cold environments deserve better/more frequent care, but for us urban truckers that mostly commute, I think the owners manual is a starting place.
What do you think?
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I agree, the manual is the place to start and then tweak depending on your driving/conditions.
My van see's 90% hwy use with light 4Wheeling on the weekends in the summer. It stay's parked most of the fall/winter with maybe one trip every few weeks.
One thing I've been wondering about is mileage versus time. Since my van stay's parked mostly in the fall/winter, the oil could be in the engine from 4-6 month's before it's time to change based on mileage.
I switched to Rotella Syn 5W40 for this past winter. It's been in there since November and it still has only about 2000 miles on it. Any thoughts on whether I should change it now since it's getting warmer and been in there 6 months, or just change it when mileage dictates.
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