Originally Posted by chuckusaret
Why change your oil every 3K miles? I changed the oil in my 1989 Lincoln Town Car about once a year since 1989 and it has 286K miles on it, doesn't smoke and runs perfect.
personally i would say you are lucky and it would be a good time to start going to the casinos!
you're way overdue for a huge payout!
i changed the engine out of an S-10 pickup years ago that was driven by a man in his early 20's who never ever did an oil change on it. his parents bought him the truck and at about 37K miles on it, the motor locked up. not one oil change! not one!
the oil minder on my Dodge Ram tells me to change the oil about 8-9K miles. i ignore it and do it about every 3500 miles. my philosphy is oil is cheaper than an engine.