Three Stages of Oil Consumption - Before the Five Stages of Head Gasket

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  1. rjparker

    rjparker Senior Member

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    The three stages of oil consumption. From a dealer mechanic. Bottom line in this video, change oil every 5k.

    Watch the whole video.

     
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    I totally think this is a video that ALL people who drive a vehicle past the warranty should watch this and abide by what is said. Oil is CHEAP compared to what can happen when an engine is not taken care of. I had not seen this so thanks for posting!
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  3. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Been saying that for years.
    If you drive a car that’s out of warranty, and you cannot be bothered to check your oil.... changing it every 5k seems prudent.
     
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    This is a common factor in cylinder and ring wear.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    I like what he says at 18:30: instead of guessing as to whether or not your're in the shorter oil change category, just assume you are, change it at the shorter interval (miles or months).
     
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    He is one of my new favorite channels on youtube. He justified my thought on not letting my car go a year for an oil change and do it every 6 months.
     
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