[T3] Stupid question #395 Oil change time?

Sean Bartnik sjbartnik at mac.com
Sun May 26 12:19:09 PDT 2019

Once a year is good practice if you’re not hitting 3000 miles in a year. 


> On May 26, 2019, at 3:10 PM, William Jahn <willjahn975 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't drive much put a bit over 1,000 miles in 4 years. I use Castrol
> 20/50.
> I changed the oil 4 years ago and add 1/2 quart around every 6 months. The
> oil still looks clean. When it's 1/2 quart down it looks a bit darker but
> clean after adding the half.
> Question the oil should be changed every 3,000 is there a time frame if I
> don't drive much? I tried reading about this yet get varied answers. Most
> of the driving is 3 to 4 mile trips and since it's been cold here the oil
> temp is not real hot. All I read is dino oil breaks down and creates acid
> from combustion and water vapor.
> William
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