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okay folks, what exactly happens to your engine when your drive your car say, 15000 miles before changing the oil?
and if you are wondering who doesnt believe in oil changes, i'll present my dad as an example. he gets mad at me for changing oil in his nissan at about 10000 miles (or every couple of months) citing reasons that it makes no difference, the engine runs fine without doing it at the regular time interval and that its a gimmic to make ppl spend money.
as idoitic as he is for once driving our 95 maxima for 35000 miles without an oil change, the VQ engine inside is still running fine at 169,000 miles on it. maybe not making as much power as it once did, due to old age, or my bad senses, but its got the same smoothness it had at 100,000 miles.
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[Modified by maskedSONY, 9:22 PM 11-27-2001]
 

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Re: engine damage and oil changes (ClownCar)

quote:[HR][/HR]15K might be extreem, but then again so is changing oil every 2K.
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personally, im cool with whenever the oil has become loaded with carbon deposits and is black like pen ink. that means that the oil isn't doing its function to lubricate the engine, and is merely spreading the crap throughout the engine. this usually happens to my family's cars at about 9-10K which is when i go and get it changed.


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Re: engine damage and oil changes (CanuckPal)

quote:[HR][/HR]Oil change? I thought you just added a quart every once in a while.
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well that isnt going to help too much, since all the deposits will still be there.
also, is it true that BMW and Porsche use Mobil 1 oil? and is that designed oil designed to last 10K or not?
 
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