Not Changing Your car oil

INTP_ty

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I’m on a bet with my coworker that my Honda will last 30k no oil change. 02 beater

At 21k. Still runs
 


Will'smotobikes19

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My car would burn all the oil before that long. Idk if its pcv valve or piston rings but when I put some 10w40 in it slowed the burning somehow.
 

The_Aleman

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Yeah, it'll most likely last, especially if you drive easy. My step-dad once went 85K without changing his oil on his '85 Ford LTD.
He had a 90K service done and that was the last oil change. The engine seized up one day in 1992 at 175K miles.
It had run out of oil. He was a really slow driver, anyway.

When I cage, I drive an old BMW with the M20 straight 6. Like a lot of older German engines, they burned oil from the factory and preferred thicker oil like 20W50 even new. I run 5W50 synthetic and change it every 10K miles. The car has almost 300K on it and burns 75% less oil now than the manual says is "normal" LOL. If I put regular 10W40 in it, it'll burn a quart every 1K miles tho, that's "normal".
 

Frogslayer

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I used to check oil level every 2 times i filled up, on the 350 Chevies 1 quart per thousand miles is considered normal! Now my vehicles tell me when the oil is low so i don't check them as religiously.
 

The_Aleman

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Back in high school I drove a '69 VW Bug with a 1500 single-port, they only hold about 2½ quarts of oil and will leak it out the valve cover gaskets (which are only held in by a clip) under hard cornering if they aren't gütentite LOL

I checked the oil before every drive in that thing!
 
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