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How often do you check your oil level? #4753720
05/11/18 03:58 AM
05/11/18 03:58 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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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!)


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
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] #4753728
05/11/18 04:08 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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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.


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753729
05/11/18 04:10 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Every two weeks.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
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Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753731
05/11/18 04:15 AM
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The Midwest
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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.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
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Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753733
05/11/18 04:16 AM
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North Carolina
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I check the 911 before every start wink

The Audi when it gets washed. (or never, if I'm away)


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753737
05/11/18 04:22 AM
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'Stralia
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'Stralia
Was weekly "back in the day"
Became monthly a while later.
Now every now and then.

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753743
05/11/18 04:30 AM
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Every times I pass an even thousand miles at next fill up.My 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 wifes previous 2005 Subaru with 250k was every two weeks adding 1/2 quart.

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753765
05/11/18 05:10 AM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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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.


'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: Johnny2Bad] #4753771
05/11/18 05:13 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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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.


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: Char Baby] #4753774
05/11/18 05:19 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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I like Char Baby's "trust the vehicle" yardstick.

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

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753783
05/11/18 05:30 AM
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Sunny Florida
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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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Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753790
05/11/18 05:39 AM
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Southern Indiana
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Once a week on the Durango and Journey.


'14 Durango AWD 3.6,(mine) Hav ProDS 5w30/Napa Gold
'15 Journey AWD 3.6, (wife's) Napa Syn 5w20/Napa Gold
'01 F250 4x4 7.3PSD, 126k, M1 TDT 5w40/MC

Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753793
05/11/18 05:47 AM
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Florida
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Florida
Once a week on everything except the generator (once per month).

Last edited by SilverSnake; 05/11/18 05:47 AM.

2016 Charger, 6.4L-485 HP (PUP 0W-40)
2017 BMW 330i, 2L-248 HP (BMW 0W-20)
2018 Jeep GC, 5.7L-360 HP (PUP 5W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753805
05/11/18 06:02 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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~ every 2d tank of fuel or 700 miles. Just an old habit and nothing better to do. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: How often do you check your oil level? [Re: ZZman] #4753817
05/11/18 06:09 AM
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OKLAHOMA
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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

Dave


05 Silverado Z71 5.3 Premium Shell 10W30/FUG XG3675

01 Suburban 5.3 Mobil Annual Protection 5W30/FUG XG3675

1982 TRANS AM (KITT) Mobil Super 5K HM 10W40/M1-302A
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