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

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687615
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I don't like keeping oil in more than a year, so my vote is to change it when the year is up smile

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687616
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I would, changing oil once a year isn't that expensive.JMHO


Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687633
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If it were me, I'd keep it in for at least another year.

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687646
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I'd keep it in and do a drain and fill on the tranny or something to scratch the itch.


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30,XG8
07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30,FULL
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Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687650
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I'd change it. Sounds like you have more hours on the oil than I do at 5,000 miles.


2016 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5. PP 5w30 oem filter
2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6T. Lifetime dealer free oil/filter change
Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687652
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Trav Offline
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Short trips like that isn't the best thing for the oil, I would change it.


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Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687670
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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.

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Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687717
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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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1990 Nissan 300zx - Castrol Edge Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40
Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687721
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I'd definitely change it -- a good full-synthetic oil could be had for around $12 (after rebate).


2008 Honda Accord EX V6 Sedan
Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687728
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UOA then you will know for sure.

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

What filter did you use?


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687730
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Even Amsoill SS says to replace once per yr.

Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: ridgerunner] #4687790
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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.




2003 Lesabre
2004 Lesabre
2004 Impala
If ur NOT doing UOA then you're throwing away good oil or your engine is already damaged. Choose.
Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687797
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Leave it in....check back in 2020.


2016 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost 50k Miles
Mobil 1 0W-40 & Archoil 9100 10k OCI

2016 Ford Fusion 1.5L Ecoboost 37k Miles
Mobil 1 0W-40 10K OCI
Re: My oil will hit one year in few months but 3k mile [Re: tempnexus] #4687809
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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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