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#4536935 - 10/08/17 09:31 AM Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears
camrydriver111 Offline


Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 1488
Loc: Canada
What are you biggest motor oil fears?

Here are mine:

1) Draining too early
A DIY oil change costs me around $70 for 2x M1 0W40 4.4L $26, 1x oil filter $10, 13% tax. I want to get my money's worth from the oil without going too far. I get the oil change itch sometimes and have to resist it.

2) Cold flow properties in the winter
I change my oil in the Spring, so by the time winter rolls around it's been more than 6 months. We all know that used oil doesn't have as good cold flow properties as new oil, so I'm wondering if the used oil still flows ok inside the engine at cold starts.

3) OLM running down to zero in the winter.
I don't like changing the oil in the winter.

4) Not getting a quality filter if I don't change my own oil.

5) Paying for synthetic and getting dino if I don't change my own oil.

6) Spilling the oil while moving a drain pan full of oil.

7) Spilling the oil while pouring it out of the drain pan.
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#4536938 - 10/08/17 09:34 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
koffy Offline


Registered: 01/24/15
Posts: 127
Loc: Around the corner
Mine is loosing all my oil while driving and not catching it on time

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#4536948 - 10/08/17 09:45 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
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#4536951 - 10/08/17 09:48 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Texas
Just bought a new 5.3L that specs 0w20 and it’s direct injection VVT. wink


Edited by 4WD (10/08/17 09:49 AM)

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#4536955 - 10/08/17 09:52 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
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Registered: 12/09/13
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Loc: Alabama, United States
Black bottles of Havoline are menacing. I like it.
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#4536963 - 10/08/17 10:04 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 464
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: camrydriver111
What are you biggest motor oil fears?

Here are mine:

1) Draining too early
A DIY oil change costs me around $70 for 2x M1 0W40 4.4L $26, 1x oil filter $10, 13% tax. I want to get my money's worth from the oil without going too far. I get the oil change itch sometimes and have to resist it.

2) Cold flow properties in the winter
I change my oil in the Spring, so by the time winter rolls around it's been more than 6 months. We all know that used oil doesn't have as good cold flow properties as new oil, so I'm wondering if the used oil still flows ok inside the engine at cold starts.

3) OLM running down to zero in the winter.
I don't like changing the oil in the winter.

4) Not getting a quality filter if I don't change my own oil.

5) Paying for synthetic and getting dino if I don't change my own oil.

6) Spilling the oil while moving a drain pan full of oil.

7) Spilling the oil while pouring it out of the drain pan.



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1) As my wife is driving off to work..... Did I torque that drain plug or just snug it finger tight?????

2) I hope the caps on these used oil jugs stay on tight and the jugs don't fall over in my truck between here and the local oil recycle facility

3) I hope this "other brand" oil i found on clearance works as good as my usual full priced preferred brand.

4) Are oily spots under the motor after oil change due to sloppy work or a slow leak???.... smirk





Edited by danez_yoda (10/08/17 10:05 AM)

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#4536966 - 10/08/17 10:11 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: danez_yoda]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6374
Loc: Texas
Ha = used to save time pulling the plug and then going right for the filter…then all this “did I tighten” ??? etc starts in …
Solution has been drain (while looking underside over with flashlight) and install plug, change filter, refill …


Edited by 4WD (10/08/17 10:11 AM)

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#4536972 - 10/08/17 10:16 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 2126
Loc: Alabama, United States
Oil ghosts...oooooOOOO!!!!!!!
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#4536973 - 10/08/17 10:17 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32635
Loc: ME
I changed to full synthetic and not 200 miles later popped an ignition coil getting fuel all down in there. Gonna run it to 3K. mad

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#4536980 - 10/08/17 10:22 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
Red91 Offline


Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 2126
Loc: Alabama, United States
Your number five is more of a wives tale than truth. I can guarantee that if I changed your oil at our shop, and you asked for/required synthetic, you'd get synthetic. Of course, if it really scares you, just don't let someone else change it.
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#4536987 - 10/08/17 10:25 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
I cannot say I really have any "fears or worries"

Typically, with modern oils and vehicles, if an engine [censored] the bed prematurely it's going to be based on a lack of maintenance (to include regular top off, if needed, an often overlooked maintenance item) or a poor engine design. Only one of those I can actually control.

I'm not super picky or religious with my oil and OCI, and I have yet to lose an engine. Even with the notorious chain eater that is GM 3.6 in our Buick Enclave.
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#4536989 - 10/08/17 10:28 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: koffy]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2743
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: koffy
Mine is loosing all my oil while driving and not catching it on time


That's what you get for riding your motorcycle to the auto parts store on a sunny day and buying 5 jugs of QSUD on special. crackmeup


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (10/08/17 10:39 AM)
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#4536992 - 10/08/17 10:30 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1120
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
1. Something about the oil I choose or my habits will promote ring coking, considering I apparently have one of the most susceptible engines. (Need more info how to minimize that risk ... )

2. Accidental used oil spill, as others have mentioned---thereby provoking actual enforcement of the no-car-maintenance rule here.
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#4536999 - 10/08/17 10:37 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5786
Loc: Michigan
1. Are those oil spots in the drive from the drain plug, oil filter or a pan leak
2. Having draining oil miss or splash out of drain pan.
3. Pouring used oil into jugs and making a mess.
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#4537008 - 10/08/17 10:48 AM Re: Your Biggest Motor Oil Fears [Re: camrydriver111]
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Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 2231
Loc: St. Louis
Will conventional oil keep rings and engine clean vs synthetic. I have both but prefer to use my synthetic stock first since I have doubts/fears.
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