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Old 07-01-2009, 02:27 PM
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Oil Question

I already asked this question in the Oil thread but it didn't get answered (Much like my A/C issue).

Which is worse, oil that is 3+ months old or oil that has 3k+ miles on it? I run full synthetic btw.
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Re: Oil Question

new to the forum but have done a little research on synthetic oils trying to decide if i wanted to go that way and so far i see a lot of talk that the synthetic oils should got 7k miles or better, so i would say that 3+ months would be worse, just my opinion being that i haven't seen much talk about the breakdown of synthetic oils over time
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Re: Oil Question

yup, synthetics and ONLY synthetics are good for 5K+, i'd prolly change it around 7K'ish.
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Re: Oil Question

Well my three months was up in April or May and I've only put 2k miles on so far, so I'm a little concerned. Normally I do it around the three month mark but I've been unemployed for almost seven months, so now I don't have that luxury.
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Re: Oil Question

oil can't tell time




they only say "or 3 months" cuz thats how long it USUALLY takes a normal person to put ~3K miles on. but since your not only running synthetic but haven't driven it at all, that statement doesn't apply to you.
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Awesome, thanks.
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Re: Oil Question

As long as you drive the car even some, it's fine. If it sits for 3 months and isn't ever driven in that time, you'd probaly want to change it no matter what the mileage.
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Re: Oil Question

i would say the the 3 month old oil is your worse
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i would say the the 3 month old oil is your worse
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when companies say 3k miles or 3 months, its cuz they there's lil old ladies' that don't drive 3k miles in a year, so its better for them to change it according to time rather than rely on mileage to change it.
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Re: Oil Question

6 of one, half dozen of another...


Conventional oil (natural oil from the earth) slowly loses its lubrication compounds after a few months. It will slowly break down and not offer the same protection as it did when it was put into your car.

Going over 3k miles with conventional oil isn't good either. I work at a Jiffy-Lube/pep boys type business and people will come in with 5k, 6k, and even 10k miles since their last oil change. The oil turns a thick dark brownish black and you can noticeably tell that there are small pieces of gunk and metal in the oil.

If it came down to it, I would rather drive on old oil, then over used oil.
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