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Old 01-23-2022, 07:55 AM   #15
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i change mine when it looks dirty. about every 1500 miles in fact.
5 minute job on our cars so it's not a problem.
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Old 01-23-2022, 08:00 AM   #16
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I am aware of 2 schools of thought regarding oil changes and new engines.
School #3:
Trust someone to change the oil and they end up underfilling, using the wrong grade, and/or wrong filter.


Debating oil change interval is like debating religious beliefs.
I say OP should change oil early if that makes him feel better.


Seriously guys, it took a full 22 days in 2022 to get a new oil thread?
Things are really slipping around here!
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:26 AM   #17
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Its sure nice to come here and read what all of the experts have to sayNext We will have an exhaust system debate, And Next Week we can debate Cold Air Intake system's. Come back in 2 Weeks and We can talk about the BEST Tire to run. And OMG Whats the BEST Gas to use???? PEOPLE, LEARN how to use the SEARCH BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!! OK. I'm Done
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Old 01-23-2022, 10:15 AM   #18
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Its sure nice to come here and read what all of the experts have to sayNext We will have an exhaust system debate, And Next Week we can debate Cold Air Intake system's. Come back in 2 Weeks and We can talk about the BEST Tire to run. And OMG Whats the BEST Gas to use???? PEOPLE, LEARN how to use the SEARCH BUTTON!!!!!!!!!!!! OK. I'm Done
You're making a valid point (OMG you forgot catch cans!!!), but there's more to it:

#0 the built-in search function is borderline useless, the only realistic way to find anything here is using an external search engine and specifying "site:camaro6.com"

#1, we are people, not machines, and people don't work that way, they may be using a forum for interaction and not as a google/wikipedia substitute

#2 knowledge evolves over time, a search hit finding what was said in 2016 or 2017 about a topic may no longer represent the current best information in 2022
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Old 01-23-2022, 10:18 AM   #19
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You're making a valid point (OMG you forgot catch cans!!!)
Refreshed and saw you added catch cans! Seriously get off my thunder!
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:18 AM   #20
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I believe the factory fill is standard Mobil1 0W-40 ESP Formula, nothing additional added...

I think the "additional anti-wear additives from the factory" was more when they were filling with dino oil vs. todays modern synthetics...
Yep. With full syn, there's no more additive stuff that you need to "leave in" any more.

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They also have a vested interest in making "maintenance costs" look low for a vehicle... Remember, they only warranty the engine for 5 years/60,000 miles... You could probably do 2 oil changes in the entire period and the engine would still run, however the long term reliability of said engine would certainly suffer... But by then, GM won't care, not their problem...

Fluids are cheap, components are not...
You could, but remember that the oil life minder chirps at you based on mileage OR time elapsed since last reset (change). So, at the one year mark, it will be crying at you for a change.

I put my car in storage for the winter. I changed the oil in September 2020 and it was complaining about low oil life when I pulled the car out in March 2021 (only six months, around 1000 miles driven). Makes me wonder if there's additional pieces of the algorithm that watch for lack of use as well.
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Old 01-23-2022, 09:13 PM   #21
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They also have a vested interest in making "maintenance costs" look low for a vehicle... Remember, they only warranty the engine for 5 years/60,000 miles... You could probably do 2 oil changes in the entire period and the engine would still run, however the long term reliability of said engine would certainly suffer... But by then, GM won't care, not their problem...

Fluids are cheap, components are not...
They have a far, far, far greater interest in not having their motors blow up at 5 or 6 or 7 years old, with 70k or 80k miles on them. That will send a company into bankruptcy right quick. Not due to warranty repair costs, because of course the motor is out of warranty. But due to shattered customer confidence in the brand. So GM, nor any other car company, would ever, ever do this.
I would also point out that probably the last thing the average person is thinking about when they are buying a new car is what the future maintenance interval is.
Bottom line: Follow the owners manual for oil changes just like you do for every other maintenance item on your car. This isn't 1964 anymore, and there is no engineering reason to change your synthetic oil at some ridiculous interval, unless you enjoy wasting oil and money.
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