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i change my oil and filter every 5000 miles. i’m also one to crank my vehicles and let them at least get partially warmed up before heading out.
I used to ride dirt bikes with a guy- He thought that a modern bike would foul a spark plug like they did back in the late 70s-
He would crank his bike and just rip on it immediately- And the particular bike he had was pretty bulletproof
We kept trying to tell him that there were dissimilar metals,etc- Well sure enough he trashed it- And this was a bike that was known for going 300 plus hours on a top end- It looked brand new and ended up getting nearly sold for nothing.
Really there is a balance between proper warm up and excess of idling.
So the TJ owners manual says that if you’re doing frequent drives of less than 10 miles you should be changing your oil every 3000 miles.
My drive to work is about 3.5 miles, so 7ish miles per day, plus some short runarounds for work during the day.
So quite a bit of starting and stopping, and definitely short drives.
In my case would the 3000 mile oil change interval really be necessary? Or would you guys still go every 5000?
You're in Saska-bush, so you probably have a block heater. Plug in and have your timer on for an hour before you leave. Few $$ for juice . . .
We had the logging trucks plugged in winter and summer . . . . . maintenance costs went down significantly.