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Default 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

By ALINA TUGEND from NY Times
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The 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

I STILL remember learning from my father how to carefully remove a dipstick to check the oil level in our cars. It was drilled into me — along with turning off the lights when you left a room and clearing the plates off the table after dinner — that oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles or so.

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Kieron Kohlmann changing the oil in a 2007 Dodge Charger in Union Grove, Wis. Changing the oil every 3,000 miles is no longer a good guideline for cars bought in the last seven or eight years, says Philip Reed of the car site Edmunds.com.

I’m not sure what I thought would happen if I didn’t, but I vaguely imagined an unlubricated engine grinding to a halt.
Childhood habits are hard to undo, and that’s often good. To this day, I hate seeing an empty room with the lights on.

But sometimes, we need to throw aside our parents’ good advice. In March, for example, I wrote about how we should relearn the dishwasher and laundry soap habits we inherited from our mothers.
Add frequent oil-changing to that list.


“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.”
Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil, Mr. Reed said. A better average, he said, would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more.

The California Integrated Waste Management Board ran public service announcements for several years about “the 3,000-mile myth,” urging drivers to wait longer between oil changes. Although the information is a few years old, the board has a list of cars on its Web site and how often they need oil changes. The concern is not only the cost to drivers, but the environmental impact of throwing away good oil, said Mark Oldfield, a recycling specialist for the agency.

But the situation is not that clear cut, according to Robert Sutherland, a Pennzoil scientist who works at Shell Global Solutions.

Rather than picking a number, Mr. Sutherland said, he recommends following what your owner’s manual advises. I checked the manual for our 2007 Mazda5 and had to determine if my typical driving included a lot of stop-and-go driving, short distances, extended idling, muddy, rough or dusty roads or really humid or cold temperatures.

Hmm. Yes, to short distance and stop and go. So that meant I should get the oil changed every 5,000 miles. If I did a great deal of longer-distance highway driving, it would be every 7,500.

The different types of driving are usually known as severe and mild (which is also sometimes called normal), Mr. Sutherland said, which seems counterintuitive since most of us probably don’t think we drive in severe conditions. But we do.

The reason, he said, is that if you take a trip of less than 10 miles or so, the engine and the oil are not completely warmed up. And if the oil is still cool, he said, it cannot absorb the contaminants that come from internal combustion as efficiently.

“It’s designed to work best when fully warmed up,” Mr. Sutherland said. “If you’re running to the music lesson, to school, the gym, that’s severe driving conditions.”

Mr. Sutherland said he has a mild commute. “It’s 47 miles, all highway.”
What actually happens if you don’t change your oil? Well, it doesn’t run out, it simply gets dirtier and dirtier. It’s like mopping the floor with a bucket of water and detergent. The water starts out clean, but the more you use it, the filthier it gets. Eventually, you’re making the floor dirtier if you don’t change the water.

Some people remain attached to the 3,000-mile oil change and have a hard time trusting the recommendations in the owner’s manual. If you’re one of those skeptics, you can send your engine oil out to be analyzed. Blackstone Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Ind., one of the best-known places for engine oil analysis, will send you a free kit.

You send back an oil sample and for $25, they’ll tell you all sorts of things about your car.

“We would compare what your oil looks like compared to the average Mazda5 of that year,” said Kristen Huff, a vice president at Blackstone. If there is a lot more lead in my oil than in a typical Mazda5, for example, it means I have a bearing problem, she said.
Her lab runs about 150 samples a day and a fair percentage of those are consumers looking to find out how often they need to change their oil, Ms. Huff said.

“Very often, it is the case that they’re changing their oil too often,” she said. “They do what their dad did with his ’55 Chevy.”

Another way to get a more accurate assessment of your oil needs is to buy a car that has a maintenance minder, like a Honda. A light on the dashboard alerts the driver when the system judges that the oil has only 15 percent of its useful life remaining. The time between oil changes varies depending on the driver and driving conditions.

Honda has used such maintenance minders on most models for at least the last five years, said Chris Martin, a Honda spokesman. Previously, the owner’s manual suggested changes every 10,000 miles in mild conditions and 5,000 miles in severe conditions.

Still, some people stick to the 3,000-mile changes, because “the Jiffy Lubes of the world have done a good job convincing people,” Mr. Martin said it’s not just the fast oil change outlets. My sticker from my trusted mechanic states that I’ll need a change in 3,000 miles or three months. But Jiffy Lube, the largest quick oil change company in North America, is now under pressure to change its automatic 3,000-mile recommendation.
For about a year, the company has run a pilot program with some franchises across the country suggesting that instead of a blanket recommendation, mechanics tell customers what the manufacturer recommends under mild or severe driving conditions.

“By this time next year, every Jiffy Lube will do it,” said Rick Altizer, president of Jiffy Lube International. And the little sticker on your windshield will no longer simply state when the next oil change should occur, but, “I choose to change my oil” at a specific mileage.
“It’s so it’s not some arbitrary technician saying this,” Mr. Altizer said, but the consumer’s decision.

Mr. Reed of Edmunds.com said car owners often got conflicting messages because of an inherent tension: “The car manufacturers want the reputation that it makes cars that last a long time. The dealership wants to see you every three months.”

But he acknowledged that “3,000 miles strikes a deep chord with the consumer,” adding: “It feels good to get an oil change. If you fill up the car with gas, wash it and change the oil, it runs better. Of course, it doesn’t. But it’s the perception.”

Although Mr. Reed is doubtful that most drivers fall into the severe driving category and fears mechanics will use that to push drivers into paying for more oil changes than necessary, Mr. Sutherland said he wouldn’t want “to second-guess the manufacturer.” Vehicles, he said, “are a substantial investment and changing fluids is how you protect that investment.”

So before you go in for your oil change, dig out your owner’s manual and see what it says. And when the mechanic slaps on a sticker that gives the next change date in 3,000 miles, ask questions. And then, go get the car washed. That’s one thing that always seems to be needed.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

Yep.. this is true!

I use mobil1 synthetic so i change every 6k miles.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

I use mobile one synthetic too, but ive just been doing it ever 3K...
Should i really be changing it every 6K??
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

Originally Posted by 04max6spd View Post
I use mobile one synthetic too, but ive just been doing it ever 3K...
Should i really be changing it every 6K??
Yea bro.. your throwing your money away by changing every 3k miles.

one of the main purposes of using synthetic is so that you dont have to change that often.

According to the article, you dont even have to change REGULAR oil every 3k miles so theres definitely no reason to change SYNTHETIC oil that early.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

I was changing my oil every 7K before there was full synthetic..wtf....young bucks. I guess people finally realized why their butt hole hurt after getting rapped so many years.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

an FYI... many ppl adapted the "3,000 mile" oil change from jiffy lube. Thats what they use to tell their customers. That's where the whole "myth" started. But these newer cars do not need an oil change every 3k miles.. its not even listed in the owners manual to change every 3k miles.

Using synthetic oil - you should do an oil change every 6-7k miles & you'll be perfectly fine.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

That's one thing I miss about my accord, I loved that maintenance/oil change indicator.

I'd say it's pretty much true. I was using Mobil1 and then switched to Pennzoil Platinum, even on my wife's old '02 accord. I know I let her car go 7-10Kmi without an oil change and the oil/engine seems to be just fine. I'll still follow the 3750mi indicated in the driver manual. Whenever/IF ever I trade this max in, I'm sure the buyer or dealer will prefer to see the oil changes done at Nissan's intervals rather than some papers and research data saying it's ok to go further. Buying the oil in bulk and doing it yourself, I'm not throwing TONS of money by sticking to it, so I'll pay that little extra for peace of mind.
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

I used to do the whole 3k change too, even when I first switched to PP, then I got the thinking "if i'm using synthetic i'm sure I can go a lil longer" so now I change it between every 6-7500 miles. Although there was one time when I was atleast 5k over the due date
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that ish is fake lol........ i dont even follow 3k even less than that
but what do i know im boosting like a mofo
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bottom line is if you drive like a granma than you fine lol,
But if your driving like you stole it you better change it early.
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Originally Posted by 04max6spd View Post
I use mobile one synthetic too, but ive just been doing it ever 3K...
Should i really be changing it every 6K??
Honest question, why have u been changing it at 3K? I'm not lookin to rag on u jus curious to ur explanation. I got into it wit someone on NYCMAXIMA cuz someone said 3K n the person got excited about it. I doubt its because ur a "young buck" but more because thats the information you've been fed since u started with ur car(s) n no one has told u different. Yes u can get 6K on sythetic. Shit, I get a lot more that that. Lol.
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Honest question, why have u been changing it at 3K? I'm not lookin to rag on u jus curious to ur explanation. I got into it wit someone on NYCMAXIMA cuz someone said 3K n the person got excited about it. I doubt its because ur a "young buck" but more because thats the information you've been fed since u started with ur car(s) n no one has told u different. Yes u can get 6K on sythetic. Shit, I get a lot more that that. Lol.
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3K - Regular Poop
4K - Green Poop
6K - Brown Poop

Which one is worse? lol
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3K - Regular Poop
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6K - Brown Poop

Which one is worse? lol
Well according to the other thread on the other forum.. Dan said after like 1k, the oil is the same color as 3k.. so... hmm loL. I dont believe in the whole 3k thing man... 6-7K w/ synthetic FTW!!

If anything, you may need to change the oil filter earlier than you change the synthetic oil, but thats not really normal!
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Well according to the other thread on the other forum.. Dan said after like 1k, the oil is the same color as 3k.. so... hmm loL. I dont believe in the whole 3k thing man... 6-7K w/ synthetic FTW!!

If anything, you may need to change the oil filter earlier than you change the synthetic oil, but thats not really normal!
I dont think I ever changed my oil at 3K. At least 5K n better.
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that ish is fake lol........ i dont even follow 3k even less than that
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Default Re: 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

I truly believe in dino oils going 5k+ miles and synthetics going 10k+ miles. But I know personally I forget to check my level often enough.

Our beautiful VQ can be rough on some oils. We need to check it once a month. I've decided to stick with 7500 for added insurance. I wanted to go once a year changes but research says not so great an idea for the VQ35.

I say go for it if you want to get every drop worth. But please do a UOA around 7500 and then 10k if they say it's good to go. My reasoning was that this last 7500 interval I've been adding from 1/2 to a whole quart every 2500. By 10,000 I would use the same amount as 2 oil changes anyway.

Have enough M1 5w-30 EP for one more change. Then I will try the widely acclaimed M1 0w-40
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Originally Posted by Mr DoLLa View Post
Honest question, why have u been changing it at 3K? I'm not lookin to rag on u jus curious to ur explanation. I got into it wit someone on NYCMAXIMA cuz someone said 3K n the person got excited about it. I doubt its because ur a "young buck" but more because thats the information you've been fed since u started with ur car(s) n no one has told u different. Yes u can get 6K on sythetic. Shit, I get a lot more that that. Lol.
Well I am kind of a "young buck" loll but its ok, and yeah thats basically it.. "because thats the information you've been fed since u started with ur car(s) n no one has told u different. " lol basically sums it upp. I guess you could say i was trying to be safe, didnt want to fu** up my baby
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Huh! Very interesting! I've got to admit I've been changing mine around every 4000 and I use Mobil 1.
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i use synthetic and change my oil every 4K miles as well. Driving conditions and styles play a factor in change intervals as well.
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I'm gonna be testing this theory out and see how long my car lasts. I've been slowing down on changing my oil for about a year now. Been taking it to get a oil change every 6k miles or so.
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has anybody here used Royal Purple synthetic . i used it on my last oil change and now i can really hear my engine lifters more . i dont know if its just Royal purple or any synthetics would make my engine much louder .
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Before I switched to synthetic I have changed my oil every 5,000 ever since I started driving and have never had engine issues. I have put over 150,000 on every car I have owned. 289,000 on my first Toyota Supra.
I will be using Amsoil 0w-30 on my next oil change which will be tomorrow. I am looking at doing a yearly oil change (about 17,000). I will be keeping a close eye on the oil and send a sample in for testing every 2,000 miles after the initial 7,500.
Here is info on the 0w-30: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/sso.aspx
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Where would you send the samples? And how much does it usually cost to do something like that? Truthfully, I've never knew anybody that had done that before and it would be something interesting to know since I wanna keep my car as long as possible. Also, how long does it usually take to get the results from the test?
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Where would you send the samples? And how much does it usually cost to do something like that? Truthfully, I've never knew anybody that had done that before and it would be something interesting to know since I wanna keep my car as long as possible. Also, how long does it usually take to get the results from the test?
I use Blackstone Labs. It's a rather popular lab for a lot of enthusiasts in getting a UOA (used oil analysis) report. You can fill out a form, they will send you a free kit which consists of a small black plastic bottle that you collect some of the used oil in and send it off for analysis. Costs only $25.00.

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php
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