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  • Every few days

    19 18.27%
  • Every week

    36 34.62%
  • Every month

    15 14.42%
  • When the spirit moves me

    20 19.23%
  • You have to check the oil??

    0 0%
  • When I change the oil

    6 5.77%
  • Right before/right after a long trip

    8 7.69%
  • I dont have a car

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    Default How often do you check your oil level?

    how often do you check your oil level?

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    i went for when the spirit moves me. only check it when i get a wild hair up my ass to see how black it is. and trust me. its fucking black

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    Every week, when im done washing my car

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    i never remember to check it, and i burn or leak 2 or my 5 quarts every 3k miles

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    Every few days since the motor is wearing out and burning oil.

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    majority of my vehicles ive had have had between near 150,000 to over 200,000 miles so i check every 2-3 days outta habit

    i check my pops every week, and his cr isnt even broke in yet
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    Generally when I get gas
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    Most of the time I know how many mile to add a half quart. I drive the same all the time unless the wife and kids are with. Since I travel all the time for my job now I have certian fuel up points I add oil.

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    speaking of this. when i was getting fuel today, the truck said i have 4% oil life left. how ever the hell far that is.

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    Well doesen't everyone know that? J/k So if 3000 is your normal oil change interval would be 120 miles left before a oil change.
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    oops. hit edit on your post instead of quote

    I go 5000+ which is about typical for what most diesel guys do. and i beleive on my old dirtymax the onboard change your shit timer would kick on at 5000 as well.

    and fuck off. i suck at math.. especially percentages :thefinger

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    I usually go for once every 2 weeks on the celi, and the truck seein how i just got her i check it once every couple days...
    then my bros pile van is once a month if i remeber ( hes useless and doesnt do ANNNYY routine checks) and numerous times theres been no oil on the dipstick..on that note im gunna go check it haha

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    Everytime I fill up.

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    God isn't a cat with no balls not supose to be so tempermental. J/J don't get mad so with 5000 take .04 times 5000=200miles.

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    Typically I go a month between checking the oil levels. That's timed on gut instinct and familiarity with the car.

    Engine's nearly at 175k right now, burns about 1 quart for every 1,500 - 2,000 miles.

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    I check the oil in my truck before I drive it at all. Where's that option?

    Too many sudden MAJOR leaks have made me paranoid.
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    I don't... I change the oil once a month regardless of mileage (except that week where I changed it 3 times... stupid Dragon).

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    I'm kinda bad for not checking my oil too often, usually when I'm changing it.

    But then the other day I checked the GTS and there was zero oil on the dipstick and I had to give myself a smack in the head. From now on I'll be checking every few days, not sure if its burning oil or leaking though.

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    My level stays the same between changes.

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    Mine uses about a quarter in 3000 miles. I try to think and check every two weeks though.
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    my 33 year old 20r doesnt leak or burn any oil (not to say it didnt when i got it). its nice. does leak a lil water around the pump tho.

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    My Celi is/was bullet proof and I just had faith that the oil level was fine till I changed it. It's gone 6 years with that kind of maintenance, so uhh, thank god for no leaks. =p

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    My level also stays the same between changes, however I still check it at least once a week.

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    I check it every morning. Mine loves to gobble it up.
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    I just check out big the stain is under the car and add oil accordingly.

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