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Going to cut back on oci #5433795 05/20/20 12:14 AM
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Due to the currant situation my wife has been idling the FJ a lot while she eats( she eats out a lot). Instead of going 5k I think I am going to cut it back to 4k. At least until the restaurants have sit down available again.

Ok or should I cut it back to 3k? Currantly running car lube semi syn 10w30. Next oci will be kirkland synthetic.


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433814 05/20/20 01:39 AM
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You would think the weather should be fair over there ...
Is it cold or hot? Heater or A/C?
I think idling with heater is better than ac.

Edit:
I just saw some mid 90's ... Sounds like a/c.
Is that right?

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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433840 05/20/20 03:56 AM
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30 min at lunch roughy? If she were driving at an average speed of 40mph the math would work out to about 400 miles in a month's (20 working days) time. With synthetic oil I don't think I'd worry about it. Its not an air cooled vehicle that is going to bake the oil while sitting. The cooling system should be well up to the task of handling it.


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433845 05/20/20 04:54 AM
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3-4K wouldn’t hurt IMO.

Does the manual say anything about severe service?


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433850 05/20/20 05:06 AM
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A lot of people spend that kind of time every day idling in traffic. I wouldn’t worry much


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433852 05/20/20 05:15 AM
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I've idled a Dodge 4.7l for 6hours+ when temps were 105 degs outside while wife shopped. My scanguage showed low engine temps, and used about $10 worth of fuel to stay alive in that heat.

My BMW X1 s28i uses only .22 gallons per hour with no heat or cooling, and stays at 193 deg. With modern FI these cars can idle for hours without hurting them.

I change oil in that BMW at about 10k miles and up to 4 years with Mobil 1 0w40. Engines and oils are very good these days. Especially Toyotas. Read any UOA on them, they just aren't hard on oil.

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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433882 05/20/20 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Due to the currant situation my wife has been idling the FJ a lot while she eats( she eats out a lot). Instead of going 5k I think I am going to cut it back to 4k. At least until the restaurants have sit down available again.

Ok or should I cut it back to 3k? Currantly running car lube semi syn 10w30. Next oci will be kirkland synthetic.


Only a UOA will tell for sure. Otherwise you are just guessing.


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433899 05/20/20 06:52 AM
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I wouldn't bother. Just keep with what you have been doing. The Kirkland syn would be a good choice.


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433942 05/20/20 08:02 AM
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A friend asked me to check the oil level. She's driving her car very little.

The "gas-in-oil stink" (a measurement soon to be added to Blackstone's reports) was strong.

Today I'm firing up the V70 for a 600 mile round trip....to mow a lawn. Gotta get out of here.

Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5433977 05/20/20 09:00 AM
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I used to talk about this with Gary Allan in regard to our Jeeps. My trail Jeep is started and stopped all day out on the trail. It never gets to warm up and sometimes just sits there idling while we get the front vehicles up the obstacles.

The UOA's I've done over the years looked fine and Gary suggested trying to track hours running or maybe gallons used per mile. I've gone as long as two or three years on Synthetic 5W30. I think the cost of a UOA would justify verifying what the vehicle can do. in the very least, it would interesting to see the results. The 4.0L is a pretty robust engine.

Speaking of, I always wanted to build a FJ Cruiser. I think it would be a fun machine for unmaintained roads, mild trails and overlanding.


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Originally Posted by Chris142
Due to the currant situation my wife has been idling the FJ a lot while she eats( she eats out a lot). Instead of going 5k I think I am going to cut it back to 4k. At least until the restaurants have sit down available again.

Ok or should I cut it back to 3k? Currantly running car lube semi syn 10w30. Next oci will be kirkland synthetic.


1) Tell her to cook something.

2) Change OCI to 7K miles.

5K is too short as it is. ILSAC GF5 oil is Long Life ( 1 year/ 10K)


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5434007 05/20/20 09:55 AM
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I wouldn’t cut back on OCI the quality Synthetic your using will protect the engine


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5434057 05/20/20 11:01 AM
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Leave it at 5K. Don't worry about idling as people in Los Angeles traffic do it daily and still do changes at 5k or even 10k without issues.


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Re: Going to cut back on oci [Re: Chris142] #5434071 05/20/20 11:27 AM
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5K is pretty short with todays oils. I'd leave it be.


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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted by Chris142
Due to the currant situation my wife has been idling the FJ a lot while she eats( she eats out a lot). Instead of going 5k I think I am going to cut it back to 4k. At least until the restaurants have sit down available again.

Ok or should I cut it back to 3k? Currantly running car lube semi syn 10w30. Next oci will be kirkland synthetic.


1) Tell her to cook something.

2) Change OCI to 7K miles.

5K is too short as it is. ILSAC GF5 oil is Long Life ( 1 year/ 10K)

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Isn't that something females generally enjoy doing (housekeeping etc.)?

It'll be good for your health, her health, the health of the FJ, and your bank accounts!
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