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bomber22
03-24-2012, 10:35 PM
how many of you think that your oil need's to be changed every 3- 6 thousand miles ? mabye every 10.and where do you dump the old oil?

DaveInDenver
03-25-2012, 07:16 AM
I change the oil about 3K and they have waste oil tanks at O'Reilly's stores. Don't pour brake fluid or anti-freeze in them, just engine and gear oil.

rover67
03-25-2012, 07:36 AM
Usually after 3k, but that sometimes goes longer.. more like 4 or 5k. Sometimes I do it earlier if I have been hard on the motor like on a moab trip. I usually take it to orieleys too.

60wag
03-25-2012, 07:38 AM
I go 4k to 5k on the 80 and take the dregs to O'reilly's as well.

What is an acceptable way to get rid of used brake fluid? I've got several bottles of waste.

farnhamstj
03-25-2012, 07:39 AM
4-5k. I have my local quick lube do it. Or when I do it myself, I take it to them to dispose off. I have one of these (http://www.tooltopia.com/blitz-11849.aspx?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=BTZ11849&utm_campaign=googlebase_18u&gclid=CP-FlPOVgq8CFYcUKgod4zEg0g) that I use to transport the used oil.

Jacket
03-25-2012, 07:44 AM
I go 4k to 5k on the 80 and take the dregs to O'reilly's as well.

Same here

What is an acceptable way to get rid of used brake fluid? I've got several bottles of waste.

I think I took mine to the hazardous waste recycler in Boulder.

bomber22
03-25-2012, 07:54 AM
looks like 3-5k is pretty standard. the o'reillys at 88th and wads will take yhe used oil but their tank is always full, or so they say. i believe walmarts take used oil to , might have to check that out.

Romer
03-25-2012, 07:55 AM
I run synthetic and do it once a year. I take the old oil to Walmart. Plenty of tests show you can go longer than a year on the synthetic, but that feels about right to me. Thats about 8-9K miles

wesintl
03-25-2012, 08:14 AM
3k is a waste of money IMHO. esp at 8 qt's a pop. Most of my stuff is 5-7500 min

subzali
03-25-2012, 08:16 AM
5000 miles with Mobil 1 in my Tundra and 2009 Corolla.

3000 miles or every year or two with dino oil in my FJ40 :hill:

O'Reilly, Walmart supercenters, Carquest and Autozone have all taken oil from me in the past.

Fishy
03-25-2012, 08:20 AM
I do 5000-6000 with M1. Twice a year for me. Walmart has a cage and tanks for oil disposal. I use the 5qt M1 conainers for transporting used oil back to Wally too.

Air Randy
03-25-2012, 09:09 AM
For you guys running the newer vehicles and synthetic oil, I think you're wasting money changing at 5K miles. I run dino 15W-40 in my diesel (and they are dirty) and then I do oil tests via Blackstone. I can routinely run 10K on the diesel and the oil reports show that the particulates are low and all of the oil additives are still at about 50% of fresh oil, well within tolerances.

I do change the oil once a year in the 40 simply because it doesn't get that many miles on it.

I use Valvoline 5W-40 Synthetic in the Porsche and also do oil analysis on it. The report shows I could easily go to 15K with my driving profile (lots of hwy, very little city) and still be safe.

You should do a Blackstone analysis next time you change your oil to baseline where your engine is at. Then if you change your oil again at 5K and the report says you could go to 10K or 12K you will know you are safe to go longer. It will also tell you what kind of shape the engine internals are in using base metal analysis, etc. It's $25 to get the analysis done. Once you've done the initial baseline then you only need to do the analysis every 2nd or 3rd oil change to track engine wear.

My most recent oil analysis is attached if you want to see the type of info you get back.

coax
03-25-2012, 09:24 AM
I change the oil in the 80 about every 10k. I run the rotella t6 syn 5/40. Used oil goes to the transfer station in fort collins (since estes park is in larimer county). Super nice there, I just drain the oil from the cruiser into a 5 gallon bucket, when its full, take the bucket, empty and repeat.

Red_Chili
03-25-2012, 10:33 AM
1x/yr. with Valvoline Synpower in the Chili. That's not that many miles but it does start getting a bit dirty. Probably overkill.

5K miles in the 97 4Runner, dino oil. I do a lot of short trips to the bus stop, coupled with longer highway miles and little stop and go otherwise. Coincidentally my mileage has gone up as a result, 19-20mpg (new spark plugs helped... :doh: ).

Homer bucket for the used oil. O'Reilly's or wherever.

nakman
03-25-2012, 10:59 AM
I have a small inventory of Mobil1 5w30 5qt. jugs that I use for used oil, also what gets dumped into our vehicles 2x per year, which is usually 4-6k miles. Those are $26 at Walmart ($36 at Advanced Auto). And I use 90915-20004 oil filters! Highly recommend them.

Caribou Sandstorm
03-25-2012, 11:11 AM
I have been going to a Toyota dealership for oil, so fast and they always have a coupon, for 25.00 or less.

Nice thing is with the Toyota Owners website, it gets recorded.

Not Syn, though just the regular stuff.

Inukshuk
03-25-2012, 11:13 AM
I used to do it every 3-5k, Mobil 1 10-30. On my new rebuild I have been advised to go 10K using synthetic (Mobil 1 now, will go to Rotella when my Mobil 1 runs out) and C-dan synthetic Toyota oil filter. 10K probably means annually for me. I used to be one of those every 2,500 mile guys and my 1983 Subaru did last till I sold it at 180,000, but that was dino oil and a whole different era.

DaveInDenver
03-25-2012, 11:55 AM
3k is a waste of money IMHO. esp at 8 qt's a pop. Most of my stuff is 5-7500 min
Prolly true in a Cruiser. I figure on account of the 22R only circulates 4.5 quarts with the medium sized Denso filter and 3K is easy to remember since I change on the '3's, e.g 243K, 246K, 249K, so technically every 3rd change is 4K miles. It ain't rocket surgery. I also just use plain old Castrol GTX 10W30 that I buy in bulk when it's on sale (e.g. I'm technically investing in oil futures at the same time). The only downside to changing too often is the cost.

ttubb
03-25-2012, 04:47 PM
One comment on Rotella, I used Rotella 15/40 in my Dodge Diesel for 100,000 miles. When I had the valves adjusted by a top-notch diesel shop here, the owner showed me the valve train. It was covered in sludge. He said this is common for Rotella and advised a switch to Valvoline Premium Blue. I did that about 30k ago. Runnin good. T

Corbet
03-25-2012, 05:20 PM
80 series: M1 5w40 diesel truck, 8-10K between changes
Subaru Outback XT(turbo): M1 5w30 extended performance, 8-10K, went 15K once.

I've never done a Blackstone report. Dump at O'Reilly's. (generally where I buy the oil too) They run sales on the gallon M1 jugs regularly and they are the only ones in town with the 5w40 in stock.

corsair23
03-26-2012, 11:26 AM
Every 6 months on both 80s which usually ends up being somewhere in the 4-5k mile range. Blackstone reports done on both vehicles states that I can go longer but I don't - every 6 months works good for me.

Old oil goes to O'Reilly's

pmccumber
04-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Saw this thread, rig was do for a change, and meant to do a Blackstone some time anyway. So here was mine. BTW, Blackstone will send you a free kit to capture and return your oil.

LARGEONE
03-09-2013, 06:57 PM
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/general-discussion-issues-trouble-shooting/31190-oil-filters-dissected.html

Came across this information and thought I'd post it to the group. You may have seen it before, but I hadn't. Great info on Oil Filters!!! Sorry for the Mopar insert!

So, with this information, which filter would you choose? I've always used the NAPA Gold or a regular Toyota if I order from CDAN or go to Boulder Toyota.

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TIMZTOY
03-09-2013, 07:01 PM
3,000 with conventional oil (I only use moble clean 5000)
and 10,000 with a filter change at 5,000 when I use Mobil 1 Full Syn

AxleIke
03-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Hmm..

I change the 4runner every 3-5k with Mobil 1 full syn, and the Rav4 every 5k with the same. Filter changes everytime.

Always really dirty when it comes out, so I figure its time. The rav gets expensive since it sees 40-45k per year.

The 4runner gets it just for fun. I like the idea of really clean oil in there. I also change the air filter regularly, and the diffs and trans/tcase once a year. Spark plugs, and coolant every 30k.

Am I wasting money? Probably. Then again, its a high mileage motor and I beat on it alot (The SC gets really fun at 5 grand :D )

I take the oil to the Oreilly's on 88th and Wads since it is across the street, and the rest of the stuff to the Rooney Road recycling center, which is free for some stuff, costs for others (I think paint and brake fluid cost, and anti-freeze is free, but I can't remember).

As for that Oreilly's being full all the time, I think it depends on who you talk to. Seriously. There are a couple of guys there I think are toking the bong a bit too much while at work.

Lars
03-10-2013, 07:33 AM
Funny, I changed it in the 4runner yesterday morning. twice a year, between 3k and 5k. Always run Mobil 1 full syn. With a Toyota, you do a little maintenance, there is no reason that it can't reach 200,000 miles.

TIMZTOY
03-10-2013, 07:35 PM
I don't have the artical.
But a independent company with no affiliation to any Motor oil manufacture, tested every full synthetic oil on the market.
And almost every oil broke Down and stopped "Lubricating" at 2-3,000 miles. Penzoil was the worst at like 1500.
Valvoline was like 8000, Castrol about 5000. Mobil 1 full syn 25,000 miles before it STARTED to brake down.
I run it 10,000 and its still clean'ish when it comes out.
There "clean 5000" is better than most full syn oils

AxleIke
03-11-2013, 08:34 AM
Funny, I changed it in the 4runner yesterday morning. twice a year, between 3k and 5k. Always run Mobil 1 full syn. With a Toyota, you do a little maintenance, there is no reason that it can't reach 200,000 miles.

LOL. Only going 200k would be an embarrassment for a Toyota.

AxleIke
03-11-2013, 08:35 AM
I don't have the artical.
But a independent company with no affiliation to any Motor oil manufacture, tested every full synthetic oil on the market.
And almost every oil broke Down and stopped "Lubricating" at 2-3,000 miles. Penzoil was the worst at like 1500.
Valvoline was like 8000, Castrol about 5000. Mobil 1 full syn 25,000 miles before it STARTED to brake down.
I run it 10,000 and its still clean'ish when it comes out.
There "clean 5000" is better than most full syn oils

Dang, I dunno, perhaps my engines were not taken care of by PO's, but at 5k, my Mobil1 comes out blacker than coal.

Lars
03-11-2013, 09:34 AM
:Dtrue Dat

lol. Only Going 200k Would Be An Embarrassment For A Toyota.

TIMZTOY
03-11-2013, 10:52 PM
Dang, I dunno, perhaps my engines were not taken care of by PO's, but at 5k, my Mobil1 comes out blacker than coal.

That's the motor. And previous oils. The oil is supposed to remove carbon from the motor.
If you run a flush it should help get rid a lot of that carbon.
I don't use chemical flushes.
I use DEX 3 transmission fluid.
Run 1 full quart (remove 1 quart or oil) of transmission fluid through your motor for 15-30 minutes just before you change your oil. And you'll be surprised how clean that will get you.
I also run (on old dirty motors) 1/4 quart of tranny fluid the either 3-5000 mile oil change.

AxleIke
03-12-2013, 11:37 AM
That's the motor. And previous oils. The oil is supposed to remove carbon from the motor.
If you run a flush it should help get rid a lot of that carbon.
I don't use chemical flushes.
I use DEX 3 transmission fluid.
Run 1 full quart (remove 1 quart or oil) of transmission fluid through your motor for 15-30 minutes just before you change your oil. And you'll be surprised how clean that will get you.
I also run (on old dirty motors) 1/4 quart of tranny fluid the either 3-5000 mile oil change.

Hmm...I'll give that a thought. That sounds like a recipe for leaking seals though, since all that carbon is probably the only thing keeping it sealed at this point :D