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Old 06-29-2016, 06:48 AM
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So I've always thought you should change your oil on time and if not even earlier than your expected oil changes, however, I've wondered if changing the oil every day? Now I would not do this because it isn't practical in any way, but what do you guys think? Would this give the engine a bit more life?
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:10 AM
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I've wondered if changing the oil every day? Now I would not do this because it isn't practical in any way, but what do you guys think? Would this give the engine a bit more life?
It's essentially the "Law of Diminishing Returns".
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It's essentially the "Law of Diminishing Returns".
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Changing oil any sooner than 3-5k miles depending on driving conditions and habits is just a waste of money
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So I've always thought you should change your oil on time and if not even earlier than your expected oil changes, however, I've wondered if changing the oil every day? Now I would not do this because it isn't practical in any way, but what do you guys think? Would this give the engine a bit more life?
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If you run a decent synthetic, you could theoretically run the base forever and change the filter), as long as you could replenish the additives. Additive depletion is the ultimate cause of oil failure.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:25 AM
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Please don't say you keep your oil level "topped off" all the time. (Inside Joke)
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:17 PM
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Pretty much covered. There comes a point where oil changes would no longer have enough meaningful effect to justify the cost. Like stated above, the biggest thing is the filter and the additives wearing out.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:33 PM
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I change oil & filter every 3000 miles. The Elcamino & Mustang I change every spring. They are show cars and avarage 500. miles a year. My 1996 Accord has over 600,000 miles & my daughters 1997 civic has over 400,000 miles on them. Penzoil & oem filters. In a pinch Puralator filters. I change tranny fluid every 25,000 miles
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I change oil & filter every 3000 miles. The Elcamino & Mustang I change every spring. They are show cars and avarage 500. miles a year. My 1996 Accord has over 600,000 miles & my daughters 1997 civic has over 400,000 miles on them. Penzoil & oem filters. In a pinch Puralator filters. I change tranny fluid every 25,000 miles
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:16 PM
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No.

If you run a decent synthetic, you could theoretically run the base forever and change the filter), as long as you could replenish the additives. Additive depletion is the ultimate cause of oil failure.
nailed it
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I change oil & filter every 3000 miles. The Elcamino & Mustang I change every spring. They are show cars and avarage 500. miles a year. My 1996 Accord has over 600,000 miles & my daughters 1997 civic has over 400,000 miles on them. Penzoil & oem filters. In a pinch Puralator filters. I change tranny fluid every 25,000 miles
What I do is every spring and fall since I don't usually hit 7,500 miles before then. And I run a decent oil filter like a Purolator or PureOne with whatever synthetic oil that is on sale. I've had the CR-V engine open for valve adjustments and it looks clean like it's brand new.
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If you run a decent synthetic, you could theoretically run the base forever and change the filter), as long as you could replenish the additives. Additive depletion is the ultimate cause of oil failure.
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So I've always thought you should change your oil on time and if not even earlier than your expected oil changes, however, I've wondered if changing the oil every day? Now I would not do this because it isn't practical in any way, but what do you guys think? Would this give the engine a bit more life?
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