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Old 02-23-2013, 03:01 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by jetrinka View Post
Get the cheapest oil you can find, couple it with a decent filter, change it every 3k and you'll be fine for a very, very long time.
Cheap oil = cheap results. Old Chinese man say, "You get what you pay for".

The 3,000 mile drain pain is a throwback to the 1960's, over 50 years ago now. Technology does advance. Even the greedy Big Oil industry doesn't recommend 3,000 mile drain pain intervals anymore. It's a waste of money and resources. Changing oil too often can also damage an engine, causing premature wear.
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