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#4687595 - 03/07/18 02:09 PM My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile
tempnexus Offline


Registered: 02/11/16
Posts: 67
Loc: NM
SO my 2009 Toyota is used as a daily commute but my commute is sub 12 miles (in traffic, total drive per direction is 25 min). The oil will hit one year in May and the car should hit 3k miles by then. Will it be worth it to change it or should I keep it longer?
It's Penn Platinum High Mileage 5w-20.

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#4687615 - 03/07/18 02:24 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6177
Loc: USA
I don't like keeping oil in more than a year, so my vote is to change it when the year is up smile

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#4687616 - 03/07/18 02:24 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: West Ma.
I would, changing oil once a year isn't that expensive.JMHO
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#4687633 - 03/07/18 02:33 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
ruhroh Offline


Registered: 12/11/16
Posts: 110
Loc: NC
If it were me, I'd keep it in for at least another year.

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#4687646 - 03/07/18 02:41 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
Dyusik Offline


Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 1984
Loc: US-WA
I'd keep it in and do a drain and fill on the tranny or something to scratch the itch.
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#4687650 - 03/07/18 02:44 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
GravelRoad Offline


Registered: 05/30/15
Posts: 168
Loc: Virginia
I'd change it. Sounds like you have more hours on the oil than I do at 5,000 miles.
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#4687652 - 03/07/18 02:44 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 18900
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Short trips like that isn't the best thing for the oil, I would change it.
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#4687670 - 03/07/18 03:03 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
razel Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 486
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Recently did a used oil analysis on a 2 year old oil in my 2002 Toyota weekend ride with 95k miles that went less than 5k miles those two years. To my freakin' surprise the oil (G-oil by the way) was still stout (plenty of TBN) and could have gone farther. Despite that I would not roll the dice and that again.


Edited by razel (03/07/18 03:05 PM)

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#4687717 - 03/07/18 03:42 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
28oz Offline


Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 344
Loc: Utah, USA
I'd change it. Cars are too expensive and oil is too cheap to try and eek out every last month or mile of service out of it.
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#4687721 - 03/07/18 03:45 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
DIANgEMinONV Offline


Registered: 02/23/18
Posts: 20
Loc: NY, USA
I'd definitely change it -- a good full-synthetic oil could be had for around $12 (after rebate).
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#4687728 - 03/07/18 03:50 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 690
Loc: US
UOA then you will know for sure.

Short trips, without any long highway runs are tough on oil.

What filter did you use?
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#4687730 - 03/07/18 03:51 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
ridgerunner Offline


Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 808
Loc: PA
Even Amsoill SS says to replace once per yr.

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#4687790 - 03/07/18 04:43 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: ridgerunner]
Ihatetochangeoil Offline


Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 580
Loc: On the road Midwest
Originally Posted By: ridgerunner
Even Amsoill SS says to replace once per yr.


Yes, it does. https://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g2880.pdf Page 4 of 4 SERVICE LIFE Normal Service Up to 25,000 miles, 700 hours of operation or one year, whichever comes first, in personal vehicles not operating under severe service. But if you dig a little deeper and send in UOA, Horizon Test Lab (Amsoil) does not even ask for an initial sample until 7500 miles.

I've been sending them oil samples for many years; and I'll tell you that engineers have two favorite words: Depends and Perhaps. Depends upon the vehicle, storage conditions, driving conditions, etc. Anything that anyone says is nothing but speculation until an oil analysis is done. My two cents as to what the OP should do is send in an oil sample for analyzation and make an informed decision. Need not do this every oil change, but you're attempting to set precedent. If memory serves me correctly (which it often does NOT there is a user on here (A310 or Crusher) that has about 75K on Amsoil SS [with bypass oil filtration]). I've only run Amsoil out to 37+K; with supporting UOA.

Of course, you can always change it however often lets you sleep at night. Why not throw good oil away? Go for it, keeps the economy going and BITOG runs on speculation.

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#4687797 - 03/07/18 04:57 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
209paulc Offline


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 118
Loc: CA
Leave it in....check back in 2020.
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#4687809 - 03/07/18 05:05 PM Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 521
Loc: San Antonio, TX
It depends on what it looks like on the dipstick. If it's dark and dirty looking after being in there for a year, I'd change it out. I like seeing clean gold translucent oil on my dipstick.

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