Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Columbia, MO USA
Re: Dollar general motor oil
That's not really so if the oil is made for the year made engines.
I've used Walmarts cheap Tech2000 oil and filters for more years than I care to remember!
And have ran it as long as 12,500 miles between changes a couple of times and I average 7 to 7500 miles between changes now!
ONLY b/c I commute in a carpool and we drive about 65 to 70 miles a day round trip! Therefore my engines are always ran long enough to steam any moisture out of their oil so that they never crud up!!
The inside of the engine turns some brown, but I handle that by adding a half a small bottle of good old MMO both in the oil and in my gas tank about every other change and it does me FINE imho!!
If I was to only drive around town for 2 or 3 miles at a time or on dusty roads, I would change it a lot sooner, probably around 3,000 like I used to do when I ran around everywhere when I was a kid!
Last edited by pdq67; Sep 9th, 07 at 05:25 PM.