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Old 11-01-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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hey i have a question for u all, i dont drive my car much anymore and is it safe to not change my oil for like 6 months (guess) i only drive on the weekends and its just around town and im thinking that its gonna take forever to get 3000 miles. so is their a date i can go between oil chages? cuz they useally say every 3 months right?
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6 months would be pushing it for Dino oil. If your using synthetic then thats ok.
and btw - its generaly 3 months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first.
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darn yeah currently im past my date by a month and im still like 2500 miles or from the next mileage. lol
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darn yeah currently im past my date by a month and im still like 2500 miles or from the next mileage. lol
A month over due isn't bad especially with so few miles on the oil. I'd think about getting fresh oil though imo.
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hey i have a question for u all, i dont drive my car much anymore and is it safe to not change my oil for like 6 months (guess) i only drive on the weekends and its just around town and im thinking that its gonna take forever to get 3000 miles. so is their a date i can go between oil chages? cuz they useally say every 3 months right?
Personally, I don't have a problem with this AS LONG AS.......when you drive the car on the weekends, you get the car up to operating temperature. This usually means the water temp reaches approx 195 degrees. Today'* Dino Oils are OK in my book.
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6 months would be pushing it for Dino oil. If your using synthetic then thats ok.
and btw - its generaly 3 months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first.
x2 on the 3months/3000 miles also the rule of thumb at my dad'* shop
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darn yeah currently im past my date by a month and im still like 2500 miles or from the next mileage. lol
Why "darn"? Oil changes are fun. 3000 or 3K is always safe too.


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Personally, I don't have a problem with this AS LONG AS.......when you drive the car on the weekends, you get the car up to operating temperature. This usually means the water temp reaches approx 195 degrees.
I agree. It'* the moisture buildup in the oil that you want to burn off by bringing the engine up to operating temperature.
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. It'* the moisture buildup in the oil that you want to burn off by bringing the engine up to operating temperature.
Thanks for expanding my most humble opinion.
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