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Oil Change #5395513 04/06/20 01:47 PM
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I know we have to change the oil at one year regardless of mileage. I use Mobil 1 and drive 5K a year. How long can I wait before changing? Thanks, guys

Re: Oil Change [Re: rrretiree7] #5395525 04/06/20 01:57 PM
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A Volt owners manual says two years. What does yours say?

I take that to mean that oil will last for at least two years under mild operating conditions. ( The Volt motor is controlled by computer only)

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You can wait until it gets warm.

You are certainly safe to go 7500 miles.


2015 Ford F-250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Oil Change [Re: JohnG] #5395534 04/06/20 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnG
A Volt owners manual says two years. What does yours say?

I take that to mean that oil will last for at least two years under mild operating conditions. ( The Volt motor is controlled by computer only)

and to extrapolate on that, the Ford hybrids have 2 different recommendations:
Energi(Plug in hybrid) models call for 2 year/20k Mi, but Check the condition of the oil filter after one year, replace if rusty...
The Hybrid (no plug) Models call for 1 yr/ 10k mi. both Full Syn.
the Energi models have twice the battery, and can go 20 mi on just electricity.


Mine:
13 Ford C-MAX hybrid: Bulk Maxlife Full Syn 5w20,& Valvoline Jobber Filter
( I was Lazy and had a Groupon)
Re: Oil Change [Re: rrretiree7] #5395550 04/06/20 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rrretiree7
I know we have to change the oil at one year regardless of mileage. I use Mobil 1 and drive 5K a year. How long can I wait before changing? Thanks, guys


I know I have to click the "Post Reply" button to post this. I use a logitech mouse and left click 42K a year. What button do I have to click to post this? spank LOL

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Re: Oil Change [Re: rrretiree7] #5395603 04/06/20 03:28 PM
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Short answer, it depends.

To get the correct answer we need to know:
What vehicle?
What engine?
What location?
What driving style?
Highway only?
Around town only?
Short trips only?
Long trips only?
Combination of all trip types?
What oil viscosity?
Which Mobil 1?
Are you still in warranty?
Are you worried about warranty?
How long do you plan to keep the vehicle?
How long have you had the vehicle?
What is the current mileage?
What is the past maintenance like?


'18 Santa Fe: PP 10W-30/OEM
'18 Soul: Synpower 5W-30/ProGuard
'12 xB: M1 EP 0W-20/CQ Blue
'10 Santa Fe: Synpower 5W-30/D+
'04 F150: Magnatec 10W-30/ST
'02 F150: PP 0W-20/M1
'94 VT1100: Peak 15W-40/Wix
Re: Oil Change [Re: rrretiree7] #5395607 04/06/20 03:33 PM
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You can go multiples of 1 year depending on your vehicle usage and type of oil. Most around here will change at least every year since most will have high enough mileage or short trip vehicles.

You'll never get a car mfg to state you can go beyond 1 yr because it applies to so few vehicles. They are worried about the 95% of car owners....not to mention profits by frequent oil changes.

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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 50K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: Oil Change [Re: rrretiree7] #5395667 04/06/20 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rrretiree7
I know we have to change the oil at one year regardless of mileage. I use Mobil 1 and drive 5K a year. How long can I wait before changing? Thanks, guys

It's up to you. I only drive about 4500 miles a year but it's all short trips. I change every year.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
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