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Old 12-16-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Yes, it's possible to never change oil in your car again.

How?

All that need be done is filter the oil using a filter that catches particles down to one micron , add back the oil lost in changing the filter to replenish the additive package and drive as much as possible at operating temperature to boil off the gasoline by products of combustion.

The filter for the job is........
Frantz Oil Filters

This filter has a long successful history so it's not some fly by night gadget.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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My grandpa used them in the 60's.

I have seen some pretty impressive results with a Mercedes Diesel.

I have a few Franz that I gleaned from Wrecking yards.

Amsoil makes / distributes a similar version.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: WA
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I have seen cars go over 100K where the owner just changed the filter (cheap whatever brand) and topped off the oil once a year or so. In fact I car pooled with a couple of people many years ago that didn't even do that much... just added oil when they thought to check it or when the oil pressure light flickered... and the cars ran for years.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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there is one issue that most people who use these products forget and that is that the reason to change your oil regularly is not just limited to the garbage that collects in the oil, but to replace the additive package put in the oil in the first place. some of the additives last longer than others, but there is a balance of a variety of additives put in the oil for specific reasons.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Funny how cheap some people can get on oil changes. I can buy 24 quarts of Mobil One for the cost of one fuel fill up on my truck.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Simply adding a bit of oil while changing only the filter does not replenish the additives in the oil.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Except that oil breaks down at the chemical level and loses its lubricating ability. You don't just change the oil to get rid of the particulates. Even conventional oil is pretty much good for ~20,000 miles, generally more than. Excessive maintenance costs very little. There's really no reason to push oil to the limit of its useful life.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire
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The quackery of Franz filters has been around for years... Suckers will buy anything..
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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who cares? oil is cheap to change. $15 every 3k miles = $500 every 100k miles..
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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who cares? oil is cheap to change. $15 every 3k miles = $500 every 100k miles..
I must agree with frank. We all have our own way of thinking.
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