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Posted: 06/09/21 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DW's gasser I go by the OLM. Truck calls for 5,000 and I go 10,000 on the Mobil 1 oil/filter. The EV never gets changed. Miles only, never based on the calendar.


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I change my gas engines at 10k+ miles. I test every oil change and found at about 15k, oil is getting a bit long in the tooth. There is an exception, my wife's garage queen doesn't go beyond 2 years.

With the new F350D, I'm not quite sure what my oil change frequency will be. Interesting side note, when I've been doing a lot of towing, my oil analysis actually looks better than when not towing. Only explanation I can come up with, typically towing is much longer steady driving.

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JRscooby wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck.


Back in the day, the saying was "Change your oil, or change your engine"
Has it evolved to Change your Truck?
I bought my 16 YO pickup new to replace a 20 YO pickup. Both of them came with a book that tells me when to change the oil

When you buy a Ford, its pretty common practice!!![emoticon]

I change my oil once a year, usually 8-9000 miles. I have a work car and my wife has a minivan, so the truck only gets used to tow the camper or occasional trips to the dump or hardware store.


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I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck.


Honestly why change oil at all on your rigs. [emoticon]


I change it 100% for the benefit of the next owner. There is absolutely no value in it for me. Probably a lot of us are in this same boat, only difference is some think they're doing engine oil changes for their own benefit.


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bob213 wrote:

I have a 2005 Duramax as well. It only has 44,000 miles so if I waited for the dash indicator I would have some pretty old oil before I changed it. We have expensive engines, so $35 a year seems like cheap insurance. I change mine at the start of every camping season unless I make a cross country trip and really do a lot of miles.(8000 plus).


actually the GM system will time out at 0% after 50 weeks. it will go down either by the monitoring of the oil or 2% wk. Since GM says change the oil based on the DIC but at least once/year.

My 2015 often sits for a few weeks between drives, and yup oil life goes down the 2%/wk. During this last year with not much camping mine went to 0% in about 4,000 miles, actually 12 months of limited use.


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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck.


Honestly why change oil at all on your rigs. [emoticon]


I change it 100% for the benefit of the next owner. There is absolutely no value in it for me. Probably a lot of us are in this same boat, only difference is some think they're doing engine oil changes for their own benefit.


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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck.


Honestly why change oil at all on your rigs. [emoticon]


I change it 100% for the benefit of the next owner. There is absolutely no value in it for me. Probably a lot of us are in this same boat, only difference is some think they're doing engine oil changes for their own benefit.


Let me understand this? You spend 5 figures on a vehicle and drive it 10k or so and sell it?
How does that pencil out?

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

IdaD wrote:

I do both fuel filters and the oil and oil filter each spring. Both tend to show 25-35% left at that point, give or take. I run full synthetic and use the stratapore (?) Fleetguard filter. No issues yet.

I did finally buy one of those aluminum filter plugs and that's a gamechanger for the 4th gen and up Cummins trucks. It's still a stupid place to put an oil filter but the plug sure helps a lot - no mess and it makes it easy to pull out a filter full of hot oil.


I have switched from the Stratapore to Donaldson-AMZ/OIL oil filter as they filter even better and are US Made.

Simply remove intake tube and RnR filter from the top it's very easy and no spilled oil.


This is easier.

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Now that I do not put as many miles on my truck, I change mine once a year right before winter hits whether it is time to do so or not. I do it before winter because new oil is generally thinner than old oil for better startability and greater wear protection on cold starts. Back when I was putting 30k miles on my truck a year, I would change it every 15k along with the fuel filters.


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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I usually reset the meter when it displays change oil soon … then the next time it comes up I change it if I still own the truck.


Honestly why change oil at all on your rigs. [emoticon]


I change it 100% for the benefit of the next owner. There is absolutely no value in it for me. Probably a lot of us are in this same boat, only difference is some think they're doing engine oil changes for their own benefit.


I would do the same


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