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Unread 01-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default "Change oil less often." Cali says

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"A California agency is campaigning to get car owners to change their motor oil at a longer interval, claiming that the time-honored practice of switching the oil every 3,000 miles is financially wasteful, detrimental to the environment and unwarranted."

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California Urges Drivers to Change the Oil Less Often - NYTimes.com
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Its about time someone say something about the 3k mile interval BS. Its much too often for todays advanced lubricants. Even 5k mile oil change intervals is too often for any good synthetic under typical driving conditions...
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Conner coming to tell us all that we have to change our oil every 3k or we're ruining our motors, in 3....2...1....
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Unread 01-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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You buying me a new engine, Cali? No? Then go stuff it up your Prius' tailpipe. My engine is far too old for that.


In a newer engine, sure. Newer engines don't have any blow-by to speak of, so their oil will last 5,000+ miles if it's a good synthetic without issue. But not one with 280,000 miles on it. By that point the blowby is contaminating that oil stupidly fast, 3K is about right for such an engine.
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Typical California, trying to stop us from wasting our money on oil changes by wasting our tax payer money on this nonsense.
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Cali sucks. Again. They always come up with the strangest bullcrap. If they seceded from the US, I wouldn't mine.
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Cali sucks. Again. They always come up with the strangest bullcrap. If they seceded from the US, I wouldn't mine.
So Cali is the Quebec of the USA?

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So Cali is the Quebec of the USA?
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And here in MN nobody does emissions testing. They don't even check and see if you've got a cat!


I don't...
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