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#4753720 - 05/11/18 04:58 AM How often do you check your oil level?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5653
Loc: Michigan
I probably check mine maybe once a month. Usually when getting gas or before a long trip.
(I bet no one says they check it when the oil light comes on!)
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#4753728 - 05/11/18 05:08 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 9935
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Yeah, I check it about once a month. My engines don't lose/burn oil any more the way my engines of the 60s & 70s did even after a 3400 round trip vacation.
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#4753729 - 05/11/18 05:10 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 2898
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Every two weeks.
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#4753731 - 05/11/18 05:15 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4288
Loc: The Midwest
Once a week on the VW and Audi and more if on a road trip. I have 128K on the GTI and it usually consumes 1/2 a quart between oil changes. The Audi doesn't use much to warrant adding any yet.
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#4753733 - 05/11/18 05:16 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 3840
Loc: North Carolina
I check the 911 before every start wink

The Audi when it gets washed. (or never, if I'm away)
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#4753737 - 05/11/18 05:22 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39435
Loc: 'Stralia
Was weekly "back in the day"
Became monthly a while later.
Now every now and then.

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#4753743 - 05/11/18 05:30 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3456
Loc: New England
Every times I pass an even thousand miles at next fill up.íMy MDX with 180k uses about 1 qt every 5k miles and our wife new 2018 Tiguan no idea where the dipstick is. (800 miles).

My wifeís previous 2005 Subaru with 250k was every two weeks adding 1/2 quart.

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#4753765 - 05/11/18 06:10 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
Johnny2Bad Offline


Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 1734
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Should be every time you fill or add gas but engines are more oil-tight these days. I do it when I feel it's necessary, but if not then once a month.
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#4753771 - 05/11/18 06:13 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: Johnny2Bad]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 9935
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Should be every time you fill or add gas but engines are more oil-tight these days. I do it when I feel it's necessary, but if not then once a month.


When a vehicle is new to me, I check more often such as when filling with fuel. Once I know & trust the vehicle, then I do it accordingly.
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#4753774 - 05/11/18 06:19 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: Char Baby]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5056
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
I like Char Baby's "trust the vehicle" yardstick.

In addition, I check it before and after my frequently done 240 mile highway trip.

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#4753783 - 05/11/18 06:30 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18909
Loc: Sunny Florida
Yep, it needs to be relevant to the vehicles age and condition and how well you know it.

Work vans? Every fill up when older, a lot when brand new, then seldom when still fresh.

Sig car? Regularly before startup.

Wife's RAM? Every week or so...
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#4753790 - 05/11/18 06:39 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
Mantooth Offline


Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 468
Loc: Southern Indiana
Once a week on the Durango and Journey.
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#4753793 - 05/11/18 06:47 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
SilverSnake Offline


Registered: 05/29/13
Posts: 578
Loc: Florida
Once a week on everything except the generator (once per month).


Edited by SilverSnake (05/11/18 06:47 AM)
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#4753805 - 05/11/18 07:02 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9487
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
~ every 2d tank of fuel or 700 miles. Just an old habit and nothing better to do. Ed
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#4753817 - 05/11/18 07:09 AM Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman]
GMguy84 Offline


Registered: 07/14/17
Posts: 222
Loc: OKLAHOMA
With @250K miles on my Suburban I check once or twice a week


My crown vic doesn't leak or burn oil. I check once or twice a month

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