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Re: Do you work on your car?
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2015, 03:18:00 PM »
My Jeep runs 10w-30.  Got a 4.0L i-6; thing takes 6 quarts of oil so I buy it by the case from Amazon.  Amazon automatically ships the oil and the filter to my house every 4 months.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051RTQRU
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Re: Do you work on your car?
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2015, 06:28:16 PM »
My Jeep runs 10w-30.  Got a 4.0L i-6; thing takes 6 quarts of oil so I buy it by the case from Amazon.  Amazon automatically ships the oil and the filter to my house every 4 months.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051RTQRU

That's a good deal! Plus the reoccurring shipment keeps you on top of the oil changes.  Having new oil can never hurt! Running old oil does!

I worked as facility maintenance at a dealership awhile back and couldn't believe the mileage they recommended between oil change intervals, which was 10,000 miles.
Then again, they're advising that to folks who can't identify the coolant reservoir.
Longer intervals increases the chance of sludge build up due to contaminants that changes the oil chemistry.
With sludge, oil can't reach the places it needs to lubricate and cool, then damage occurs to those area starving of oil. Ex: spun bearings, throwing rods, engine knock, etc.

I rather change every 4000 miles and have my vehicle last than to run it to 10,000 miles and leave it up to chance.

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Re: Do you work on your car?
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2015, 08:26:21 PM »
My wife's car only needs an oil change every 11-12 months.
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Re: Do you work on your car?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2015, 11:30:50 PM »
I actually need to change the oil soon on both cars. Mine more since it's been about a year... and my spirited driving... I figure ~10k a year with good synthetic is best. $40 a year for oil and filter vs $20 every 4 months.

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Re: Do you work on your car?
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2015, 01:18:59 AM »
2unknown, you need a build thread on TN. Lol Somehow it just makes things more official when you have that build thread. My thread is basically me breaking things and fixing it. Lol

Have you seen Haloruler's 96 Corolla? Or MR2 Spyder? The Corolla is pretty dang sweet.
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