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RevMonster
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RevMonster Feb 29, 2:33am - #114350 

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Longest without an oil change...

Oh man, this is so bad...

I was looking at my milage today, it noticed it just crossed 12k. I mentioned casually to my dad "I think I'll go tomorrow to get an oil change, it's been about 3000 miles since you did it..."

His response: "I did it? I've never changed your oil."

eek

He told me back around 9k miles that he'd take it in for a change while I was gone for the weekend, but forgot. So I assumed he got it done. It's now been 6500 miles since my last oil change. rofl

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fastceli2001
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fastceli2001 Feb 29, 2:38am - #114351 

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crazy owned thats something that you should always stay on top of.

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Feb 29, 2:40am - #114352 

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Originally Posted by fastceli2001
crazy owned thats something that you should always stay on top of.

yea, i always change my oil before 3k miles

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beans
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beans Feb 29, 2:41am - #114353 
2000 white Toyota Celica GTS
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That is B . . . A . . . . D

dirty engine oil is bad for your car's health
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spaztikid Feb 29, 3:42am - #114354 
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where you running full syn?

if you were its not AS bad as if it was conventional oil.
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v3n0m Feb 29, 3:50am - #114355 

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Way to drop the ball happywink
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LostAngel Feb 29, 3:55am - #114356 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
where you running full syn?

if you were its not AS bad as if it was conventional oil.

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beans
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beans Feb 29, 4:01am - #114357 
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I couldn't imagine what your gas consumption was like

or when it was drained, it would be like gravy for your turkey
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hephaestus Feb 29, 4:04am - #114358 
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Get that sludge out of there! Toyota makes a reliable car, but don't miss out on the oil changes. I've gone 20,000+ miles on other cars I owned, just add a quart of oil here and there, but I would never treat my Celica like that. The horror.
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xmangt1 Feb 29, 4:10am - #114359 

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yeah dude get it done...i went 5k miles & i didn't feel good at all about it-i use synthetic
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BandBMotorsports Mar 1, 3:34am - #114360 

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The proper way to gain the best protection.

Due to the way oil breaks down/protects your car, 3000 miles is actually NOT usually the right milage to change. Oil ususally doesn't provide it's best protection until 2500-4000 miles.
The proper way of telling when to change your oil is as follows.

Start with fresh oil, filled to proper amount. Check the oil every few days. When you notice that you have to add a little bit of oil...look at your milage. Now drop 1000 miles off of that. Now you know when to change your oil. Don't be alarmed if the figure is 6500 or more. To be on the safer side though, if the end figure is above 5500, change it at 5000 anyway. If you drive your car really hard, this will reflect on your usage. Also, if you race your car, ice racing, track, autoX, drag, whatever, regardless of the above method you should change your oil every 1500 miles or so.

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Sara Mar 1, 12:59pm - #114361 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Oh man, this is so bad...

I was looking at my milage today, it noticed it just crossed 12k. I mentioned casually to my dad "I think I'll go tomorrow to get an oil change, it's been about 3000 miles since you did it..."

His response: "I did it? I've never changed your oil."

eek

He told me back around 9k miles that he'd take it in for a change while I was gone for the weekend, but forgot. So I assumed he got it done. It's now been 6500 miles since my last oil change. rofl


Bad for your car thumbsdown
I will never ever go over 4000...
I try to be on time as I can with my oil changes.
Thats why I learned to do it on my own...f*ck waiting for other people rolleyes

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trog2233 Mar 1, 1:02pm - #114362 

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I've gone to 5K before...thats the most
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CelicaTC Mar 1, 1:09pm - #114363 
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Don't get it???

Check your user manual. What does it say?

Mine says 9500 miles or once a year..

Changing engine oil at 3000 miles is spineyes

You can also check out the motor oil bible.
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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Mar 1, 3:13pm - #114364 

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changing the oil at 3K (full syn) is a little pointless.

I used to do this, and I noticed the oil was the same color going in as it was coming out.

I see it this way:

3K: Jiffy Lube wants you to frequently change it so they make more money
7K: Toyota wants you to run your engine slowly into the ground so they can sell you a new car or new engine after 100K


5K: HAppy medium between the two. I change mine roughly ever 5k-7k depending on the type of driving and weather. It's been 6500K since my last change, and the oil is STILL amber. I'll probably change it in the next few weeks.

My dad runs Mobil 1 (like me) and changes it every 10-15K and doesn't seem to have any problems. Then again, he doesn't rev to redline all the time like I do spineyes

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Maxx Mar 1, 3:18pm - #114365 

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My last change was at 3500, but it was 3 months after the date they put on my sticker... does it really matter the date as long as you get the milage right?

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celicatalbot Mar 1, 3:45pm - #114366 
2003 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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I though the manual said to change it every 5000. thats what I have been doing. Am I wrong??

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OOSilver_S Mar 1, 5:37pm - #114367 

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my friend has a 97 chevy cavilier that his parents got for him and cause he hates it he has only given it one oil change and its at over 75 thousand miles. spineyes
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QuickChick03gt Mar 1, 6:12pm - #114368 
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hmm that reminds me i need an oil change.

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 1, 6:15pm - #114369 

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Originally Posted by QuickChick03gt
hmm that reminds me i need an oil change.


i did mine last week.

my first truck (a ranger) i didnt know you needed an oil change. my oil pressure gauge was always fine so i assumed it was all good to go.

went 20k miles with it running perfect. finally found out otherwise so i sold it b4 it started running bad & got a celica tongue
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BandBMotorsports
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BandBMotorsports Mar 1, 8:52pm - #114370 

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Originally Posted by BandBMotorsports
The proper way to gain the best protection.

Due to the way oil breaks down/protects your car, 3000 miles is actually NOT usually the right milage to change. Oil ususally doesn't provide it's best protection until 2500-4000 miles.
The proper way of telling when to change your oil is as follows.

Start with fresh oil, filled to proper amount. Check the oil every few days. When you notice that you have to add a little bit of oil...look at your milage. Now drop 1000 miles off of that. Now you know when to change your oil. Don't be alarmed if the figure is 6500 or more. Also, if you race your car, ice racing, track, autoX, drag, whatever, regardless of the above method you should change your oil every 1500 miles or so.



Bumped for relevance to the new posts. This is the proper way to tell when to change your oil. Everyone's driving style and oil preferance is different. Thus if you follow the above, you'll bever go wrong

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RevMonster
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RevMonster Mar 1, 9:42pm - #114371 

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Originally Posted by BandBMotorsports
Originally Posted by BandBMotorsports
The proper way to gain the best protection.

Due to the way oil breaks down/protects your car, 3000 miles is actually NOT usually the right milage to change. Oil ususally doesn't provide it's best protection until 2500-4000 miles.
The proper way of telling when to change your oil is as follows.

Start with fresh oil, filled to proper amount. Check the oil every few days. When you notice that you have to add a little bit of oil...look at your milage. Now drop 1000 miles off of that. Now you know when to change your oil. Don't be alarmed if the figure is 6500 or more. Also, if you race your car, ice racing, track, autoX, drag, whatever, regardless of the above method you should change your oil every 1500 miles or so.



Bumped for relevance to the new posts. This is the proper way to tell when to change your oil. Everyone's driving style and oil preferance is different. Thus if you follow the above, you'll bever go wrong


It sounds logical to me... but where did ya hear it from? Just curious.

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ilovemyGT
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ilovemyGT Mar 1, 9:46pm - #114372 
2003 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
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lol i remember back when i had my tercel, it had been a looooooooooooooooooong time since i got the oil changed, so i finally took it in and the guy was like 'you dont even have any oil on the oil stick. thats not good. thats very bad.'

lol oh well.

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Steven Mar 1, 9:47pm - #114373 
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4000 w/synthetic oil. I know that isn't that bad but I still felt bad.
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ilovemyGT Mar 1, 9:49pm - #114374 
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i take mine in every 3000 miles now though. dont want my celi to suffer at all!!

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Bakablo1 Mar 1, 10:56pm - #114375 
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what ro go genious rolleyes rolleyes j/k grin thumbsup

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I was sad cause i took it in at 3006. I was 6 miles over cry
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Elkal900 Mar 1, 11:45pm - #114377 

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Im running full syn oil so I change it on the 5K mark, almost due in another 700 or so
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