That's what I did with my '90 Isuzu Pickup. I put 160K miles on it before someone t-boned me.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jerry O:
Sounds like a safe and sane plan, Jim.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pearsonrj:
Alot of folks change their oil every 3,000 miles and report great longevity from their vehicles etc. How many people have actually run a vehicle where they have only changed the oil every 10,000 miles for example (while still regularly checking the level and topping up as necessary) and seen their vehicles fail prematurely as a result?
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the whole 3,000 mile oil change philosophy has been anything other than a huge marketing success by service departments, oil companies and quickie oil changing shops...
If Porsche and BMW have enough confidence in their automated reminder systems and those systems are telling owners not to change their oil for 10,000 miles+ (granted this would be on newer engines), it makes you wonder...
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by A. B. Hair:
Hi All, I have just changed my breakin oil and filter at 4800 miles. I refilled dino Penzoil 5w - 20 as suggested for the first oil change. I was quite familiar with the routine which I did on my '99 EX. I switch the tires at the same time, makes changing the filter very easy.
Question, What oil is Royal Purple? I am still trying to find a good synthetic 5W 20.
Fomoco is making a simi synthetic that I will consider if nothing else like a Moble 1
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