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How often do you check your oil level? #4572522
11/13/17 09:51 AM
11/13/17 09:51 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Rarely for me. Maybe once every month or two.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572524
11/13/17 09:55 AM
11/13/17 09:55 AM
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Wet side WA
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My Corolla really is not an oil burner but I check it a couple times a month.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 11/13/17 09:55 AM.

2004 Corolla 130017
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572527
11/13/17 09:57 AM
11/13/17 09:57 AM
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On my old focus: once a month.

On the new Forester - every other fillup. Not sure if my FB25 engine is going to be an oil burner and don't want to find out the hard way.

My other two engines seem to leak/burn a bit so usually every time I drive them.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
01 F-350 4x4 5M
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572536
11/13/17 10:03 AM
11/13/17 10:03 AM
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America's Dairyland
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America's Dairyland
Easy to remember every 1000 miles. Works out to 3 times/month. I fill the washer reservoir while the hood is open.


03 Honda Interceptor
11 Kawasaki KLR 650
12 Ford E450
17 VW GTI
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Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572538
11/13/17 10:05 AM
11/13/17 10:05 AM
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central ga
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about every 3 weeks or so in a familiar vehicle

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572541
11/13/17 10:06 AM
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Almost every time I start the car.

My car runs an oil level check when I turn the ignition on. It takes about 5 seconds so usually I let it run before starting the car.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572545
11/13/17 10:11 AM
11/13/17 10:11 AM
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NE,Ohio
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Depends on the car.. not too often.. maybe every 6-8 weeks.
None burn oil.

When I had cars that used oil every other gas fillup usually.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: rooflessVW] #4572546
11/13/17 10:12 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Almost every time I start the car.

My car runs an oil level check when I turn the ignition on. It takes about 5 seconds so usually I let it run before starting the car.


Cool, what kind of car?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572563
11/13/17 10:22 AM
11/13/17 10:22 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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Florida, Cape Coral
About every 1,000 miles +/-


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572566
11/13/17 10:28 AM
11/13/17 10:28 AM
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Illinois
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Since my engines don't use oil in my normal 10K OCI, it's not necessary to check it for oil level. However I do pop the hood every 2-4 weeks to check under the hood for a general visual check, and while at it I do pull the dip stick.


2007 Ford Fusion 239,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 67K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: Eddie] #4572568
11/13/17 10:28 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
About every 1,000 miles +/-


Same here.

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572570
11/13/17 10:29 AM
11/13/17 10:29 AM
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KY
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Usually every 1,000 miles on the Jeep, Mini, and ti. The 2er doesn't use any oil, but every now and then I check it though the Vehicle Status menu if I get bored.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572571
11/13/17 10:31 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Every 2nd tank of gas. That way if there is a consumption issue or a problem develops it's not un-noticed. That said my aunt used to have one of those oil burning 3.0L Mitsubishi engines in her Caravan and she would wait until she heard the lifters making noise (2-3 Litres of oil low) to add oil. It lived well until 300,000km. crzy

Last edited by StevieC; 11/13/17 10:34 AM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572580
11/13/17 10:38 AM
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Illinois
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Probably once every two weeks. The Gen Coupe "makes" oil due to fuel dilution and the Accent has really slowed in what it does use due to a high mileage oil. The Accent may need 1/2 quart in 7500 miles.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4572591
11/13/17 10:48 AM
11/13/17 10:48 AM
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VA
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Quite often until I see the usage history over a couple of months. If there is no oil burning, leaking, etc over a few months I rarely check until about 1/2 way into the 5K oil change time. The only problem I have encountered in the last few years was a leak on my GS300. It would leak about 1 qt every 5K. The cam seals and that pulley above them on the right was the culprit. I thought it was sucking up the oil as my Daughter's 2001 IS300 was doing exactly the same thing.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

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