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Oil change frequency

Postby cajunfla [OP] » Sep 23 2020, 3:40pm

Question for the engine guru’s. If my Yerra, or any vehicle for that matter, is driven less that 5000 miles a year, how often should the oil be changed?
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby tsuintx » Sep 23 2020, 3:42pm

I'm by no means a guru, but I'd say once a year.
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby 19trax95 » Sep 23 2020, 3:50pm

Change it at least every 6 months. Preferably in the fall and then again in spring.
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby ricka182 » Sep 23 2020, 3:56pm

I think it depends on when the bulk of the driving is done.. If more towards one season, a single change right before that time would suffice, but you'd want to make sure you at least start the engine up and let it run a bit, maybe once a month... If you spread it out and just drive a lot, twice a year as suggested above.
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby Z15 » Sep 23 2020, 5:10pm

Once a year in your situation is more than adequate, anything more than that is not cost effective. Personally I have never changed my oil more than once a year in over 25 yrs. and I drive up to 15,000 miles a year.
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby MacQ » Sep 23 2020, 7:32pm

I drive my 2001 (and my 03 T****a) less than 5000 miles a year. I only change the oil once a year. It's probably overkill, but I use synthetic oil.
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Re: Oil change frequency

Postby cajunfla [OP] » Sep 24 2020, 12:26am

Thanks to all for the input/guidance.
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