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What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? #4811313
07/11/18 01:00 PM
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I know it is different by the type of driving you do.

2 Nissans, 1 Toyota and 1 Jeep Cherokee here...usually change the oil and filter every 5000-6000 miles...air filter every 15000 miles
Been using Mobile 1 synthetic.


2006 Nissan Pathfinder Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w-30
2008 Nissan Frontier Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w-30
2012 Jeep Cherokee Laredo Penzoil 5w-20 Synthetic
2013 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 0w-20 Valvoline Synthetic
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811318
07/11/18 01:03 PM
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Michigan
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5,000-7000 miles on all cars using Syn oil


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811320
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For my 2010 Fusion - I do all the maintenance myself, including oil changes, and it sees about 90% highway driving, so I do my OCIs at 7,500 mile intervals, with the occasional longer one if I'm using synthetic and something like a Fram Ultra.

For my 2014 Altima - It was purchased new, and I negotiated a 7-year 100,000 mile extended warranty, which includes dealer-provided oil changes. As such, we bring the car in to the dealer every 5,000 miles and let them do it. Once we hit the end of the warranty, I'll start doing the changes myself, most likely at 6,000 - 7,500 mile intervals.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 271,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 62,000mi
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811324
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Full SYN Oil and new Filter every 6,000 Miles on my 2017 Jeep Patriot.


2017 Jeep Patriot

STP 5W20 SYN Full Synthetic Engine Oil
STP 15,000 Mile Maximum Life Oil Filter
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811329
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Currently 24 months on my 88 E-150. 6K on the 08 Liberty, 5K on the 16 Rubicon. PU 5w30 across the board.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811331
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I do my FXT every 5000 miles, basically 4 changes a year.
My daughter's Impreza is every 6 months (at the wife's insistence, she actually owns it) because it doesn't rack up that many miles.
My wife doesn't want me touching her car and I think she takes it to Midas or some such place every six months.


2014 Forester XT, 95000 miles
Last Change;
M1 0W30 AFE d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811332
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I have three vehicles that I maintain and have set up each on 5,000 mile OCI. I have worked it to where I now change when the odometer is at the five and ten mark.

Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811333
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I've always went by type of oil used.

Conventional: 3000-4000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first.
Synthetic: 6000-7000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first.

I give or take on both mileage and time, depending on how the car was driven, and how the oil looks. If it's turning dark brown or black, obviously it's changing time. Also heard about oxidation of oil, and the degrading of the additives, if the oil has been in a car too long, so, I figure 6-8 months is a reasonable schedule for today's oils.


1990 300ZX - 78,786 miles (QSGB 10W-40)
2002 Tahoe - 144,220 miles (Pennzoil 5W-30)
2005 Explorer - 169,100 miles (Valvoline 5W-30)
2016 Jetta - 26,700 miles (Castrol Magnatec 5W-30)
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811335
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KY
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1 year/10,000 miles on all of my vehicles
M235i- BMW 0W-30
328i- BMW 0W-30
318ti- BMW 5W-30
Clubman- BMW 0W-30
Wrangler- Pennzoil Ultra 10W-30


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811339
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5,000 miles/6 months is the target for the Audi, but I'll let it go to 10k/1yr if I'm abroad, rather than make my wife worry about it.

Whenever I get bored for the Porsche.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: MCompact] #4811340
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5K regardless of OLM or time. cheers

Re: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811343
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Initial change, 1,500 miles. Then every 6 months or 5K miles (whichever comes first) on everything except whole house generator. OCI is annually on generator unless it runs for 24 hours or more for an outage. Then it gets changed after utility power comes back on.

Last edited by SilverSnake; 07/11/18 01:27 PM.

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: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811344
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Originally Posted By: dawgn86
I know it is different by the type of driving you do.

2 Nissans, 1 Toyota and 1 Jeep Cherokee here...usually change the oil and filter every 5000-6000 miles...air filter every 15000 miles
Been using Mobile 1 synthetic.


No 'e' in Mobil-1.
Usually run 6-7K OCIs. Twice a year.... before and after winter.


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill QS 5w20 / Factory 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: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811345
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I don't drive enough to meet a mileage OCI so I just change annually in the fall. Oil Filter change at every OCI. Happens when you have multiple vehicles. Specific Oil is in my Sig.

For intake air filter, I follow the manufacturer's recommended interval. It's a mistake to change intake filters too obsessively, as a slightly dirty one will clean more efficiently (small outside dirt particles reduce the filtered particle diameter, and all OEM filters pass more air than required, they are sized to pass enough air to meet engine air CFM requirements when quite dirty, so volume is not reduced enough to impact performance).

I sometimes use aftermarket oiled cotton filters (K&N, etc), not because they improve performance (they don't) but because they are re-usable after cleaning and re-oiling. Especially with round V8 types, because you can use the same one on so many different engines (just dia and height to worry about). Used the same one on Chevy/GMC SBC's for 20 years.

Interior Air Filters I change every two years.


'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: What is your maintenance schedule on oil changes? [Re: dawgn86] #4811351
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I do 10K OCIs with M1 oils. That's my normal for the last 40 years.


2007 Ford Fusion 239,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 67K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

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