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One, two, three, four! Rev up your engines!
It’s time for the Scooty Kilmer Channel.

Today, I’m going to show you why you need to change the oil in your car, because listen what happened on this Toyota, now i had to push this Toyota in front of my house, because it died down the street, I checked the oil, and it was completely full, but I noticed something, not only was the oil extremely thin, It felt like water.

Here’s some of the old stuff that I took out, I changed it, and I put in some heavy weight 40 weight oil, just to see if I could get it running, because it wasn’t even running, so when I changed the oil, I put in this 40 weight Racing oil, which is thicker, if there’s engine parts that are worn, the thickness can at least try to compensate for some of their wear, and maybe I can get the car running at least, now in this case I got it running, but just listen,and no this isn’t a diesel engine, this is a gasoline engine, you can here the rods knocking, when I hook up my scan tool, it says P0301, cylinder 1 misfire detected, now just by listening of the engine, I can here the rods knocking, so I know the engines destroyed insid, but in this case the number 1 cylinder is shoot the most, because it’s showing the fastest misfire, and what happened in this case is, this oil was so old and so dirty, it got so thin, that is couldn’t hold oil pressure anymore, so the oil pump couldn’t pump the oil all through the engine is lubricate it, and the oil was so thin, it did a lousy job lubricating it, and the engine just started to come apart, and even though this Toyota is old, got 178 thousand miles on it, it didn’t even burn any of that crappy oil, it stainded the engine, but it got so bad, it just ended up destroying the internals of the engine, and end this case, so much damage would have been done inside the engine, it’s stupid to try to fix it, if the customer wants to fix it.

I’ll look for one of those used engines from japan to put in, now I know people are always arguing with me about how long to go between oil changes, but if you using conventional oil, I personally changed my own engine oil every 3,000 miles, so you can push it to 5,000 miles if you want, but if you’re one of those people that know you’re not going to changed it as often, you can use a full synthetic oil, and you can often change those every seven to ten thousand miles, but you still goi to change them twice a years, so if you don’t drive that many miles, you’re wasting your money buying synthetic oil, and I know there’s some naysayers out there that say, Scooty you’re an old man,you know what you’re talking about, modern oils can last much longer, well just check out the warranties on your engine, and sure, if you don’t change your oil enough on a brand new car, the were takes a long time, and by the time the warranty is out, if the engine goes out, you’re not going to get any recource other then having to put another engine in the car, if you didn’t change the oil enough, because dirty oil does bad things to your engine, you want to keep it clean, and remember.
if your car has any problems just visit the Scooty Kilmer channel.

Before it’s too late.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Go long enough without an oil change, and it could eventually cost you your car. Once motor oil becomes sludge, it no longer draws heat from the engine. The engine might overheat and either blow a gasket or seize up.

Aside from fuel the most important fluid your vehicle needs is oil. Depending on the vehicle and oilthe time between oil changes could range from 3,000 to 10,000 milesBut what happens if you decide to skip oil changeThe end result is that your engine won’t last as long as it could.

Symptoms of Low Engine Oil
  1. Oil Pressure Warning Light. The easiest way to tell if your vehicle is running low on oil is your vehicle’s warning light.
  2. Burning Oil Smell. If you happen to smell burning oil from inside your vehicle, you should immediately pull over and turn off your engine.
  3. Clunking Sound.
  4. Less Efficient Performance.
  5. Overheating Engine.
Bell says that with synthetic oil and some manufacturers, intervals between oil changes can be much, much longer: “In some cases as much as 15,000 miles or one year.” Some mechanics, though, say you should change your oil every 5,000 miles even with synthetic oil.
Why is 0W20 better than 5W20 synthetic engine oil for emissions. This is because 5W-20 engine oil is thinner than a 15W-40 motor oil and therefore has less internal engine frictional losses, or less drag on the crankshaft, pistons and valvetrain, which in turn promotes increased fuel economy.
Most cars can go 5,000 to 7,500 miles between oil changesYour owner’s manual will tell you what’s best for your car. The 3,000-mile oil change is dead. Cars can be driven more miles between oil changes than this outdated rule of thumb would have you think.
6 Signs Your Car’s Oil Needs Changing
  1. Check Engine or Oil Change Light. The most obvious alert that there’s an issue with your oil will come from the car itself.
  2. Engine Noise and Knocking.
  3. Dark, Dirty Oil.
  4. Oil Smell Inside the Car.
  5. Exhaust Smoke.
  6. Excessive Mileage.
How Often Should Synthetic Oil be Changed? The common rule of thumb is that the oil should be changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but due to the variety of engine types following such a rule isn’t ideal.
Mobil 1 Extended Performance synthetic oil is recommended for oil change intervals up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever occurs first.
According to Cost Helper, an oil change typically costs $20 to $55. Using synthetic oil bumps the price to $45 to $70 on average. We polled four highly rated auto service professionals across the United States to find the average price of an oil change.

*The information above does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified attorney.

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