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Longest without an oil change... #114350 Feb 28, 6:33pm Feb 28, 6:33pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114351 Feb 28, 6:38pm Feb 28, 6:38pm
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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
Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: fastceli2001] #114352 Feb 28, 6:40pm Feb 28, 6:40pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: fastceli2001] #114353 Feb 28, 6:41pm Feb 28, 6:41pm
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That is B . . . A . . . . D

dirty engine oil is bad for your car's health

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: beans] #114354 Feb 28, 7:42pm Feb 28, 7:42pm
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where you running full syn?

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

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114355 Feb 28, 7:50pm Feb 28, 7:50pm
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Way to drop the ball happywink

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: spaztikid] #114356 Feb 28, 7:55pm Feb 28, 7:55pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: v3n0m] #114357 Feb 28, 8:01pm Feb 28, 8:01pm
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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

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: LostAngel] #114358 Feb 28, 8:04pm Feb 28, 8:04pm
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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.

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114359 Feb 28, 8:10pm Feb 28, 8:10pm
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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

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: DaBigTickett] #114360 Feb 29, 7:34pm Feb 29, 7:34pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114361 Mar 1, 4:59am Mar 1, 4:59am
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114362 Mar 1, 5:02am Mar 1, 5:02am
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I've gone to 5K before...thats the most

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: Sara] #114363 Mar 1, 5:09am Mar 1, 5:09am
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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.

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114364 Mar 1, 7:13am Mar 1, 7:13am
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114365 Mar 1, 7:18am Mar 1, 7:18am
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114366 Mar 1, 7:45am Mar 1, 7:45am
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: celicatalbot] #114367 Mar 1, 9:37am Mar 1, 9:37am
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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

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114368 Mar 1, 10:12am Mar 1, 10:12am
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hmm that reminds me i need an oil change.


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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: QuickChick03gt] #114369 Mar 1, 10:15am Mar 1, 10:15am
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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

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: BandBMotorsports] #114370 Mar 1, 12:52pm Mar 1, 12:52pm
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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


Sometimes I just sit in the garage staring at this beautiful wolf, doing nothing, just admiring it. Life feels gooood when you have a Celica in your garage.
Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: BandBMotorsports] #114371 Mar 1, 1:42pm Mar 1, 1:42pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114372 Mar 1, 1:46pm Mar 1, 1:46pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: ilovemyGT] #114373 Mar 1, 1:47pm Mar 1, 1:47pm
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4000 w/synthetic oil. I know that isn't that bad but I still felt bad.

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114374 Mar 1, 1:49pm Mar 1, 1:49pm
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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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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: CelicaTC] #114375 Mar 1, 2:56pm Mar 1, 2:56pm
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Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: ilovemyGT] #114376 Mar 1, 2:57pm Mar 1, 2:57pm

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I was sad cause i took it in at 3006. I was 6 miles over cry

Re: Longest without an oil change... [Re: RevMonster] #114377 Mar 1, 3:45pm Mar 1, 3:45pm
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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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