> "Phisherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:27:04 -0600, "Noon-Air" <[email protected]>
>> I change my oil myself because I enjoy working on my truck and don't
>> ever consider it a waste of time. I have been using Perulator Pure
>> One filters and Casterol. When you take to have it serviced it is
>> harder to make choices.
> No... the only choice is what mechanic will give you the very best quality
> workmanship. Chances are, they are already using the very best filters and
>> I've always changed oil every 3000 miles,
>> and usually keep my vehicles to the 150,000 mark.
> My vehicles are usually getting their first clutch job at around 180,000
> miles, and I start looking for a new vehicle around 280,000 - 300,000 miles.
Shops usually use the cheapest oil and filters...the dealership will
use Toyota brand filters, though. The oil is brought in by tank
truck, pumped into a storage tank, and often not the cleanest. The
oil companies often produce their lowest quality oil (still meeting
industry minimum spec) for bulk sales. Any aftermarket filter will
probably cost the shop about a buck, so maybe a half-buck is the
cost of making that filter. As said elsewhere, the kid doing the
lube is likely the lowest paid and least-trained person in the place.
3000 mile oil changes on a modern engine with modern oil is a waste
of time, money, and precious oil.