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10,000 Oil Change Intervals #4811133
07/11/18 09:00 AM
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DavidJones Offline OP
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I love it.
I'm turning 60 years old this year and I've seen vehicles, oils and oil change intervals change dramatically. We bought our 2012 Highlander Limited 2wd new about mid 2012. This week the SUV turned 110,000 miles (COMPLETELY trouble free miles) and I treated it to it's 11th oil change. It's live on a steady diet of Mobil 1 EP 0W-20 with premium filters. Just a few decades ago I'd have probably been following the "old" 3,000 mile standard....or somewhere around 36-37 changes during 110,000 miles.
I'm looking forward to many more miles with my wife driving vehicle and me NOT laying on my back changing the oil on it....like we did back in the "good old days".

Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811136
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thumbsup


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

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

His: 2015 4Runner 45k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811142
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I mean... if the driving style is not SEVERE and the vehicle supports the drain interval and you'd rather not get under the car to perform extra oil changes, then by all means, it would be silly to do more frequent oil changes.

I beat the [censored] outta my cars like they are a stolen rental and prefer shorter OCIs for peace of mind that the engine is WELL PROTECTED during my Hundreds of trips to the Redline and beyond during said interval.

I buy the best synthetic oil on sale and it costs me >$10 to dump the Lube. Plus I'm young and enjoy messing around with the car.

But it's good to know I can go 20,000 miles on Mobil 1 EP if NEEDED. popcorn


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811143
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Well the owners manual for my 1963 Mercury says 6000 mile oil change.Not that far from 10,000.


2014 Ford F150 5L. 1963 Mercury Marauder.
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811149
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I love 10K oci. 20 years ago I had 5 drivers & cars. Did 3k oci on all of them. Basically, I had my own lube business.

Now I do 10K on 3 cars regardless of the time. Saves a lot of time and $$. thumbsup


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Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811157
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M1 EP will go 15K. We change ours every 13-15K, about every 18 mo. Still has plenty of life left. I wouldn't do it on a turbo or DI engine but it's fine with conventional ones.

Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811168
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10,000 on any quality synthetic is not an issue anymore. In fact Mobil 1 has that "annual protection" line that they claim can provide protection for 20,000 miles. Under certain driving conditions, like mostly highway, I see no reason why this is not doable.

Chemistry is a beautiful thing.


2015 VW Passat TDi 6 Speed Manual
2017 Colorado Duramax
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: 63Marauder] #4811213
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Originally Posted By: 63Marauder
Well the owners manual for my 1963 Mercury says 6000 mile oil change.Not that far from 10,000.




Noticed that at car shows --- a lot of older cars had 6000 mile change intervals


Originally Posted By: Artem


I beat the [censored] outta my cars like they are a stolen rental and prefer shorter OCIs for peace of mind that the engine is WELL PROTECTED during my Hundreds of trips to the Redline and beyond during said interval.


Well I never raced it, but my Focus got 10K oil changes on 0w-20 while pulling my camper around on many summer trips.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
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Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811358
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I sometimes wonder how many members here do 10+K OCIs and are first and last owners of their vehicles?


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill / QS 5w20 conv. / Mahle OEM oil filter
04 Chev Colorado 3.5 QS / Valv syn 5w30 blend K&N filter
03 Chev Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 blend Fram EG filter
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: Miller88] #4811369
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
Originally Posted By: 63Marauder
Well the owners manual for my 1963 Mercury says 6000 mile oil change.Not that far from 10,000.
Noticed that at car shows --- a lot of older cars had 6000 mile change intervals ...
Yup. Assuming manufacturer's recommended change intervals were much lower seems to be a common misconception among those too young to remember.
That said, a lot of 60s cars and oils had trouble with intervals that long if conditions were not near-ideal.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 96K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
1954 Chevrolet retired at 121K
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811404
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Originally Posted By: DavidJones
I love it.
I'm turning 60 years old this year and I've seen vehicles, oils and oil change intervals change dramatically. We bought our 2012 Highlander Limited 2wd new about mid 2012. This week the SUV turned 110,000 miles (COMPLETELY trouble free miles) and I treated it to it's 11th oil change. It's live on a steady diet of Mobil 1 EP 0W-20 with premium filters. Just a few decades ago I'd have probably been following the "old" 3,000 mile standard....or somewhere around 36-37 changes during 110,000 miles.
I'm looking forward to many more miles with my wife driving vehicle and me NOT laying on my back changing the oil on it....like we did back in the "good old days".


I have the same vehicle/same year and also stick with 10K miles changes and Ow20. I've done it early a couple of times, but that was only because I was going to go on a long road trip that would've pushed it over 10K.


02 Tacoma 3.4L, 222K, Magnatec 10W30
12 Highlander 3.5L, 101K, Napa Syn 0W20
17 Escape 2.0L, 37K, Hav ProDS 5W30
02 Trailblazer 4.2L, 182K, Edge HM 10W40
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4811412
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Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
I sometimes wonder how many members here do 10+K OCIs and are first and last owners of their vehicles?


What is this question driving at? Are you saying that people may be selling off cars after doing 10+K OCIs and not really seeing the long term effects?


2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6 M1 High Mileage 10w-40 (Summer)
2001 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec Pennzoil Euro L 5w-30
Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811672
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We all (for the most part) know I have been doing 10K OCIs for the last 40 years with M1 oils. I have oil change freedom.


1) Go to WM and purchase oil and filter.


2) Change oil and filter.


3) Clean up tools and oil change pan.


4) Take old oil to O'Reilly's.


5) Check oil level once a month( my engines are not using any oil).


Oil change freedom.

Last edited by tig1; 07/11/18 06:10 PM.

2007 Ford Fusion 237,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 64K
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: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: Artem] #4811780
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Great answer Artem.


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Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
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Re: 10,000 Oil Change Intervals [Re: DavidJones] #4811832
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I've been doing 10K intervals of M1 on my last two DDs, and with well over 100K miles on my previous vehicle doing that I never felt like I was causing any trouble. I have no reason to not keep it up on my "new" car.

With that said, after drinking the thicker oil Kool-Aide I've bumped my MKZ from the factory 5W-20 to 5W-30.

All of that said, the sloppy tractor engine in my MG still gets 3K or less changes. The rings are worn(I hope to fix that this fall) and the oil soaks up a lot of nastiness. I actually usually change it every October, which sometimes is 3K miles and sometimes less. I just prefer not to have oil sit in the sump more than a year knowing the amount of blow-by the oil is soaking up.


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