Jme2788

Member
Does the mechanic recommend changing oil after 10,000 miles? I’ve been stressing because I’m going to be about 6000 miles over by the time I get it changed.

10,000 seems low
And yes I realize I do not know more than the mechanic

for reference I drive a 26 ft box truck with a Cummins engine
 

GAnthony

Methuselah
Supporter
Does the mechanic recommend changing oil after 10,000 miles? I’ve been stressing because I’m going to be about 6000 miles over by the time I get it changed.

10,000 seems low
And yes I realize I do not know more than the mechanic

for reference I drive a 26 ft box truck with a Cummins engine
new engine?

new truck?

rental truck?

lease truck?
 

Duck

Quack
Supporter
Does the mechanic recommend changing oil after 10,000 miles? I’ve been stressing because I’m going to be about 6000 miles over by the time I get it changed.

10,000 seems low
And yes I realize I do not know more than the mechanic

for reference I drive a 26 ft box truck with a Cummins engine
There's a thread on here in which they were discussing the idea of never changing the oil for like a million miles.
 

mndriver

curmudgeon extraordinare
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Does the mechanic recommend changing oil after 10,000 miles? I’ve been stressing because I’m going to be about 6000 miles over by the time I get it changed.

10,000 seems low
And yes I realize I do not know more than the mechanic

for reference I drive a 26 ft box truck with a Cummins engine
Because the general guide has been every 10-12,000 miles, the oil is changed on a heavy duty engine. It’s been that way for decades in the trucking world. Just how it is.

more modern engines are pushing that out to 50-75,000. But that’s more the exception than the rule for most
 

Fast Freddy

Active Member
Years ago I dated this airhead gal but boy was she hot. We were going on a road trip and taking her Subaru. I did a pre trip on it checked the oil and it was darker than Hershey’s chocolate syrup. I tell her it’s low and dirty and when was the last time you changed this oil? She says the first one was free at the dealership and hadn’t done it since, so it had been something like 50 thousand miles since it’s oil change.

Oddly enough the car still was running great.
 

Shogun Warrior

Loaded like a freight train, flyin like a airplane
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Does the mechanic recommend changing oil after 10,000 miles? I’ve been stressing because I’m going to be about 6000 miles over by the time I get it changed.

10,000 seems low
And yes I realize I do not know more than the mechanic

for reference I drive a 26 ft box truck with a Cummins engine
Not a big deal. Just keep an eye on the level and add a little if needed. We go 40-50k between oil changes.
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Is this a local truck? That could explain the mileage.

I would be getting the oil changed when I was told to get it changed if it wasn’t my truck.
 

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