|Yesterday 11:44 PM|
|Yesterday 11:20 PM|
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|Yesterday 11:00 PM|
On my '95 Golf I would do an oil change (+filter) every 5,000km (about 3,000 miles?) and I did it myself so I could buy expensive oil and it was still cheaper than getting it done by someone else.
A full tank of petrol (gas?) is only a bit less than doing an oil change.
Apparently 10,000 km (~6,000 miles) is what I should do for more recent cars.
I also know that the job was done right, yes I have been ripped off once before so that made me learn how to service my car myself.
|Yesterday 10:26 PM|
1. They are basing their recommendation on the assumption that your next oil fill will hold up in exactly the same way the last batch did. It may or may not and 12k is pushing the envelope. Why in the worlld would anybody want to risk their engine trying to eek out the last tiny bit of TBN?
2. Even if your oil holds up and you have reserve TBN, your tiny FL-910S oil filter has a finite filtering capacity. It could very well be plugged and bypassing dirty oil at 12k miles.
3. It violates the Ford manufacturer warranty. (10k limit)
|Yesterday 09:49 PM|
|Yesterday 08:44 PM|
I'm running close to (but not over) 10k for my oil change intervals. Based on my driving pattern, manufacturer recommendations, and my independent lab oil analyses, there's no reason to do it sooner.
In fact, Blackstone Labs is recommending I go to 12k the next time I want to change oil because there's enough additive left in the oil to not have to worry. I won't be doing so, but it's nice to know there's buffer room.
|Yesterday 08:39 PM|
|Yesterday 08:23 PM|
Yes: Dzus fasteners.
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