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How Often To Change Your Oil Article #5185578 08/13/19 05:53 AM
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Here's another "How Often To Really Change Your Oil" article.
He states one way to know when to change it is when the oil on your dipstick is dark. smirk

https://www.aol.com/article/lifesty...-should-really-change-your-oil/23792034/


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185587 08/13/19 06:03 AM
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I'll still just use the oil life monitor.


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185604 08/13/19 06:27 AM
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Written by Emily DiNuzzo, a twenty-something girl who majored in communications and now specializes in writing articles about food, health, and lifestyle. I always like to know the credentials of people who author such articles.

Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185607 08/13/19 06:33 AM
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I'll be the first to admit- I had no idea that AOL was still around.

Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185612 08/13/19 06:41 AM
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Also a blast from the past to see Reader's Digest in the header.

If I changed my oil when it turned dark on the dipstick, I'd be doing it about once a week.
Maybe the author and contributors for this article were thinking that laughter is the best medicine??


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185621 08/13/19 06:52 AM
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The article appeared in one of our most time honored automotive journals, The Reader's Digest. Might even have been an 'electronic edition'.

I didn't read it as the site was obviously pouring spyware into my computer judging by their endlessly whirling pinwheel.

The article was likely directed towards "non-automotive" people who, as we all know, neglect car maintenance.

It's good to know a magazine author's credentials. Such people write voluminously in order to get their work sold wherever they can.

If Mom or Pop is motivated to address their car's health by such an article, GREAT. What would be bad is if her next article was introed as having been written by "automotive expert Emily".

I don't care if the gal's next piece is a recipe or how to cultivate marijuana in a window box.

Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: Kira] #5185669 08/13/19 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Kira
I don't care if the gal's next piece is a recipe or how to cultivate marijuana in a window box.

This reminded me of a parody of RD that I read many years ago, it included a recipe for "mock" apple pie.
The recipe was to find a friend who could bake and tell them things like, "I heard your apple pies stink" and "I'll bet you can't bake an apple pie to save your life".
They would eventually make you a nice apple pie to get you to shut up.
I know this is apropos of nothing, but it still makes me chuckle after all this time.


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185676 08/13/19 07:55 AM
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"If you’re refilling any of your car’s fluids every month, it’s one of 14 signs your car is about to die" lol


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: Virtus_Probi] #5185678 08/13/19 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Virtus_Probi

This reminded me of a parody of RD that I read many years ago, it included a recipe for "mock" apple pie.
The recipe was to find a friend who could bake and tell them things like, "I heard your apple pies stink" and "I'll bet you can't bake an apple pie to save your life".
They would eventually make you a nice apple pie to get you to shut up.
I know this is apropos of nothing, but it still makes me chuckle after all this time.


Back in the day (perhaps many decades ago) there was a recipe for a mock apple pie printed on some boxes of Ritz crackers. Not surprisingly, one of the main ingredients in the mock apple pie was a bunch of Ritz crackers.

Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185800 08/13/19 10:31 AM
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Is it really that difficult to comprehend different engines and fuel delivery systems will require different oil change intervals?


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5185955 08/13/19 12:55 PM
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LOL

Gotta laugh when people write fluff articles and they really have no idea what they're talking about....and some people eat this [censored] up.

Plus I'm sure she's getting revenue when people click on the links in the article.... smirk2


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: JLTD] #5186002 08/13/19 01:35 PM
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5K, cheers

Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5186013 08/13/19 01:51 PM
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I change it every 4k miles
She does not burn any oil. ontome
It's a GM active fuel management engine 6.0 they are known to burn 1 to 2 qt every 1,000 miles

when the oil is black is means there is carbon in the oil and it's not filtering anymore

that is when it causes sludge and wear and tear to the engine

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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5186020 08/13/19 01:55 PM
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Change it everyday. LOL.


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Re: How Often To Change Your Oil Article [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5186063 08/13/19 02:41 PM
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Every spring and fall. Don't care what the mileage is. I have been doing that for so many years I can't stop. Spring and fall. Nice in the garage those months. No so nice out there this PM. Did some brake inspection this AM anticipating rebuilding all four brake assemblies and by 11:00 it was past time to leave. We are having a very humid August this summer. Hello October.

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