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Just to confirm. Service books says 15 000kms between oil changes?

Is it because oil technology has changed we can go from 10 000kms to 15 000kms?
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Just to confirm. Service books says 15 000kms between oil changes?

Is it because oil technology has changed we can go from 10 000kms to 15 000kms?


mitsi have been 15k km for several years .... some other makes are even longer intervals ...

as a general rule it's usually kms or 12 months ... (seems though Toyota have still some vehicles with 6 month intervals or 10k km) don't ask me why ...

Also the use of full synthetic does help with longevity of oil viscosity ...

NB under certain conditions of stop - start short distance driving a 6 month or 7.5k km would be recommended or dusty conditions ... (as per recommended in service manual) ....







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Just not use to the idea coming from a dirty patrol td42ti that was meant to be done every 5000km!

Gosh. I cant imagine some companies even longer. Not use to that!

Okay so If I changed oil at 205 000kms. Honestly no issue going to 220 000km?
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Been doing 7,500 since day one. Just our choice.

Over 330,000.
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Just not use to the idea coming from a dirty patrol td42ti that was meant to be done every 5000km!

Gosh. I cant imagine some companies even longer. Not use to that!

Okay so If I changed oil at 205 000kms. Honestly no issue going to 220 000km?
Just keep your eye on the oil level as the km's are getting up there ... @ 10k km I would say you may have to add approx 1/2 ltr of engine oil ... or if you feel the condition of the oil is not to your liking just change it ...





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I've always felt the 15000km interval seems too long.


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Been doing 7,500 since day one. Just our choice.
Same with me, every 7500km since new .....

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Over 330,000.
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I'm a salesperson by job so this is just purely that coming out in me & I guess hanging around diesel machinery for many years as well.

In my personal opinion the "sales tool" which is extended oil changes which is a headline advertisement & lowers the cost of ownership or if you like it is best case scenario length of time oil should be left before changed etc.

Read the fine print of the service schedule on any engine & you'll find the truth.

Probably should be written the other way around, if it wasn't sales tool orientated?

Depends on how the engine is being used, under load halve it, stop start & around town halve it, high ambient temps halve it etc etc.

Long easy runs & the use of the recommended spec oils which these days are high spec synthetics generally, there is absolutley no problem following the "best case scenario" recommendations.

But in saying that it depends on how long you want to keep it? Irrelevent if you trade it often?
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Good information guys
Thanks

Has anyone done an oil sample analysis after 10 000kms?
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The best synthetic oil in the world won't stop contamination .
I put in whatever is on special and change around 7500kms , but don't panic if I can't get around to changing before 10,000 .
As stated , 15,000kms is a marketing tool . If you expect to keep the car , frequent oil changes are relatively cheap if you do them yourself .

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The best synthetic oil in the world won't stop contamination .
I put in whatever is on special and change around 7500kms , but don't panic if I can't get around to changing before 10,000 .
As stated , 15,000kms is a marketing tool . If you expect to keep the car , frequent oil changes are relatively cheap if you do them yourself .

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