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Old 02-09-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default How often do you change your oil?

I try to get mine changed at 3,000 miles even though I know that's a bit overkill.
How often do you get your Oil Changed?
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I start to think about changing the oil once I hit 3,000 miles, but usually it ends up being 5,000 when I actually get it done.

I've seen oil companies advertise that their oil can last 15,000 miles, but I wouldn't take the change!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Ever since I owned my first car its every 3 months regardless the miles but I'm sure its around 4,000 miles and I never ever had engine failure in any car I owned
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I am going to use Mobile 1 Full Synthetic 5w-30 oil and a Wicks brand oil filter and change it every 5000 miles. Any objections to the synthetic??? I hear its not for every car!? Mine has 92000 miles on it.
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A good synthetic oil is wise to use in virtually any car and will provide many benefits to you such as easier winter starting, improved cold and hot engine protection, improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, an internally cleaner engine, it's better for the environment than petroleum oils, will extend engine life, provide better throttle response/more power and save money in reduced maintenance costs and improved fuel economy.

Below is a good video on the basics of synthetic oils. Enjoy.

AMSOIL Information Series - Synthetic Oil Basics -

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:13 PM   #6
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I try to get mine changed at 3,000 miles even though I know that's a bit overkill.
How often do you get your Oil Changed?
The 3,000 mile drain pain originated in the 1960's, 50 years ago. No need to change oil so often anymore and in fact, changing oil too often can shorten engine life. Below is a video about the old school 3,000 mile drain pain. Enjoy.

GM and EPA Report That 3,000 Mile Oil Change Not Needed -

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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I change my oil every 3 months. It's usually about 3,000ish miles. Used Toyotas will run forever if you take good care of them.
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As the video above explains the 3,000 mile drain pain just makes the Big Oil industry richer and isn't needed anymore. Even the Big Oil industry doesn't recommend the 3,000 mile drain pain anymore.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:35 AM   #9
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Seeing as the car in under warranty,i get the oil changed at 8000 km as per recommendation.Once the warranty is gone,i will once again start using amsoil and extend the changes
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Seeing as the car in under warranty,i get the oil changed at 8000 km as per recommendation.Once the warranty is gone,i will once again start using amsoil and extend the changes
Hi Dave.

Just to let you know, new car warranties aren't based on arbitrary recommended drain intervals, with the keyword being, "recommended", not required. In the U.S., per the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Improvement Act, an oil can have 16 gazillion miles on it without being changed and if there is a part within the engine that is normally covered under warranty that has failed, for the warranty on that part not to be honored because of the oil not being changed, it has to be proven, (and not just suspected or guessed), that with the oil not being changed and not suitable for continued use that is was the direct cause of the engine part failing. If that can't be proven, then the engine warranty must be honored. Dealerships generally don't want motorists to know this, as they'd lose money on oil changes of course. In my opinion, that's not ethical or moral and that equals bad business practices.

Using AMSOIL synthetic motor oils, my cars always go at very least 25,000 miles or one year without needing to change the oil and for 25+ years I've always had great results, as have all my customers. There's no need to allow engine wear and tear to occur using a lower performing oil for the vehicles first part of its life. AMSOIL Signature Series oils will provide the best possible protection for that expensive engine and save you money in reduced maintenance costs and improved fuel economy. With my own daily driver, I save over $300 per year in fuel costs. If you're still uneasy about using extended drain intervals, you can change the oil at whatever interval you wish. You are under no requirement to keep the oil in the engine. I'd suggest we do an oil analysis on that oil though before you toss it out and I'm confident you'll find it is in very good condition and suitable for continued use. If the oil doesn't need changing, then there's no benefit to changing it, no more than replacing tires or brakes, etc., when they are only halfway worn out, aside from the dealership having the benefit of taking your hard earned money. Of course we don't need or want to do that.

For your 2010 Toyota Corolla, equipped with either the 1.8 or 2.4 litre engine, the Toyota recommended viscosity is 0W-20, which is a synthetic oil.

AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. By combining industry-premier synthetic technology with AMSOIL premium additives, Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil exceeds the higher performance demands of modern engines. The Signature Series 0W-20 has a pour point down to -65 deg. F., (-54 deg. C.). and has a recommended/warranted drain interval of up to 25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first With the sometimes extreme cold experienced with Canadian winters, an oil with a very low pour point will perform better in the cold, providing better lubrication, easier winter starting and improved fuel economy. I'll extend to you or any Corolla Forum members, wholesale prices and this oil has a wholesale price as low as $7.74 per quart, U.S. The retail price is $10.55 per quart. The link below will provide you more information about this oil --

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/asm.aspx?zo=349698

Next in line is the AMSOIL XL Series, Formulated for up to 10,000-miles/six month intervals, or longer when recommended in owners’ manuals or indicated by oil monitoring systems. Provides better wear control, high- and low-temperature protection and increased fuel economy compared to conventional oils. This oil has a pour point of -54 deg. F., (-48 deg. C.). and the wholesale price I can get for you or any Corolla Forum member is as low as only $5.56 per quart. The retail price is $7.65 per quart -

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/xlz.aspx?zo=349698

Next we have the AMSOIL OE line of oils. AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil is specially formulated for the longer oil change intervals recommended by vehicle manufacturers today. Its advanced synthetic technology resists chemical breakdown for maximum wear protection (and peace of mind) well beyond the traditional 3,000-mile oil change interval. The pour point is the same as the XL oil and has a wholesale price as low as $4.44 per quart. The retail price is $6.10 per quart -

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/oez.aspx?zo=349698

With oil filters, if your Corolla has the 2.4 litre engine, I can round you up a quality oil filter from the largest automotive filtration company in the world, Mann, for the wholesale price of only $3.85. Mann filters are top notch. Below is a link to a very good video on Mann oil filters and how oil filters work in general -

http://www.youtube.com/user/HiTechOi...44/AajTItBn148

If your Corolla has the 1.8 litre engine, I can round you up a quality Wix oil filter for the wholesale price of $6. Below is a link on Wix oil filters -

http://www.youtube.com/user/HiTechOi...12/R09Vc6tkDh0

With either engine, the cutting-edge AMSOIL absolute efficiency oil filter is available and the wholesale price is as low as only $11.40 and has a recommended/warranted change interval up to 15,000 miles.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eao.aspx?zo=349698

Below is an exploded view of this high quality oil filter showing the internal construction -

http://www.amsoil.com/products/oil_a...lter_900px.jpg

Below are standard oil filter test results for filtration efficiency showing the AMSOIL Ea oil filter to be 98.7% efficient at 20 microns and the Toyota filter to at 51% efficient at 20 microns -

http://www.amsoil.com/graphs/eao/EAO_efficiency_900.jpg

Here is a 1 minute video on the internal construction of this oil filter -

http://www.youtube.com/user/HiTechOi...50/EAmfwTvZx7M

Again, wholesale prices for you or any Corolla Forum member. Let me know.

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