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thinking of going a full year on..... #5422553 05/06/20 11:01 AM
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Royal Purple 5W-30 synthetic in a 2008 F 150 5.4L V8 …..did the oil last Sept. 17th 2019 @ 76,100 miles

engine now has 79,500 on odometer and an RP oil filter …..

would you ?

cheers

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422566 05/06/20 11:13 AM
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What you only have a little over four mouths to go. No problem in fact if I only drove that little I'd do that on an under $20 full synthetic.


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Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5422570 05/06/20 11:18 AM
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approved

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422571 05/06/20 11:18 AM
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I'd do it in a heart beat

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422578 05/06/20 11:24 AM
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any synthetic can do 1year at low miles, even supertech.

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422592 05/06/20 11:41 AM
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Looks like you are doing less than 6000 miles per year. In that case I think you would be OK with a once a year change.


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Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422593 05/06/20 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by phillyFX4
would you ?

I would, and I do, every year, once a year, on the Q5 and on the 530i. The only exception is my Charger as it is still under warranty and I don't want to mess with it.

Actually, in the 530i I will most likely be going longer than a year this time due to the current situation.


2002 530i   2015 Q5 3.0T   2018 Charger SRT
Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422609 05/06/20 12:03 PM
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Gosh, that's only around 5,100 miles for the year. With that set up, why not 18 months?


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Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422610 05/06/20 12:03 PM
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A. Yes
B. Certainly
C. Absolutely
D. All the Above

Answer is “D”
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Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422615 05/06/20 12:12 PM
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its not the miles but how far you drive. a vehicle that sets undriven only needs a battery maintainer but lo miles from short trips is SEVERE use!!

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: Jimkobb] #5422621 05/06/20 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimkobb
Looks like you are doing less than 6000 miles per year. In that case I think you would be OK with a once a year change.

Better thank OK. OK could stretch out to 18 months. On a 2008 F150 with this much I would go with whatever PCMO is on sale and change every year or so.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
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Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422627 05/06/20 12:28 PM
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Still waiting to hear from the "the manufacturer states to change the oil after xx,xxx miles or after 6 months, which ever comes first" crowd that your engine will not last if you go over 6 months no matter how few the miles.

Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: SeaJay] #5422637 05/06/20 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaJay
Still waiting to hear from the "the manufacturer states to change the oil after xx,xxx miles or after 6 months, which ever comes first" crowd that your engine will not last if you go over 6 months no matter how few the miles.

Well the engine has only lasted 12 years. So if it dies before 25 years it's because of yearly OCI's.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: thinking of going a full year on..... [Re: phillyFX4] #5422669 05/06/20 01:12 PM
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Why are you asking? No valid source of info has ever suggested you shouldn't be able to.

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Originally Posted by Dave9
Why are you asking? No valid source of info has ever suggested you shouldn't be able to.


just checked my record keeping and I've changed my oil 23 times since I bought it new late '07

that's an average of every 3500 miles

it see's mostly city driving(75%)

the engine has only seen full synthetic since new.....just wanted reassurance from guys a lot more knowledgeable than me beer

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