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Old 11-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #41
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Kerrlakelover, did you get your answer? I have the same truck. I have 33,000 miles and change every 10,000. Seems fine to me. I use Rotella T6 full synthetic.

On another note.
After this string, it's hard to stay subscribed when a bunch of grown men piss and moan about opinions. If you cannot accept a persons view or input, simply do not reply.

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #42
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Kerrlakelover, did you get your answer? I have the same truck. I have 33,000 miles and change every 10,000. Seems fine to me. I use Rotella T6 full synthetic.

On another note.
After this string, it's hard to stay subscribed when a bunch of grown men piss and moan about opinions. If you cannot accept a persons view or input, simply do not reply.

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demoore, really wasn't looking for an "answer". There are lots of folks in this and the Durmax forum who are a lot smarter than me. As with discussions on RV tires and back bumper bike racks, you receive a lot of good, and yes often emotional, comments from our very good FRF friends. Emotions are nothing more than their passion coming out. I think that's pretty cool and that's why I love this forum and the members. Anyway, I think my post did get our minds off the tire and bike rack discussion for a few minutes and made us all think about maintaining our all important TVs. Thanks to everyone for your comments. I'll read back thru the string several times and come up with my own maintenance strategy thanks to you guys.

OC, have a great winter down south and travel safe! And don't forget your popcorn.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #43
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Anybody else think its funny/strange that people wont believe the dic on mpg, but do for oil life- which is a far more complicated compulation, and much more susceptible to user variables(quality of oil, used/ recycled oil ) and other variables like environment and moisture.

Just sayin....kinda funny!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:30 AM   #44
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Anybody else think its funny/strange that people wont believe the dic on mpg, but do for oil life- which is a far more complicated compulation, and much more susceptible to user variables(quality of oil, used/ recycled oil ) and other variables like environment and moisture.

Just sayin....kinda funny!
And as I posted earlier in the thread .....

At 400 miles my mpg from my dic was within 6 tenths of a gallon of hand calculated
I'm not sure how much closer you'd need to be over one tankful?

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I understand- but how many check oil to compare to the dic? I venture a guess at less than 1%.
As before..... kinda funny some will trust one but not the other, fewer both and some none!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #46
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I understand- but how many check oil to compare to the dic? I venture a guess at less than 1%.
As before..... kinda funny some will trust one but not the other, fewer both and some none!
I am on the "use the olm" wagon.
When it gets to 25% I gear up to service.

Now my fuel filter life monitor is at 63% today but with cold weather upon me I'm changing it this weekend.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #47
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When my DIC shows 15% oil life left, I change the oil...that's an 8500 mile interval...works for me

3K mile advertisement by oil service businesses is a joke...my DW's 4 cylinder call for 7500 mile oil changes & that little engine is screaming everyday going down the road.
My Prius calls for an oil change every 10,000 miles, and I think that's, in part, because of the synthetic oil it requires and because the engine is not running during all of those miles. Of course, I don't tow with it, either.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #48
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My explorer is 10K as well. It was very near that when the notice came up. I will trust the engineers at Ford to tell me when to change the oil, especially if they have to pay for the engine if it dies prematurely.

I can use the time saved from not changing my oil to eat some of OC's popcorn.
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My Prius calls for an oil change every 10,000 miles, and I think that's, in part, because of the synthetic oil it requires and because the engine is not running during all of those miles. Of course, I don't tow with it, either.
How do you get miles on it if the engine isn't running? Do you tow it?
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It's a Prius. Hybrid. I really want some of that pop corn now!
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