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Old 02-28-2020, 12:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Did the first at home oil chage.
Oil changes are so dirty. I don't mind living with out them.
I got the Blackstone oil test sample kit to send off a sample.
Changed the oil at about 3,770 miles. The oil stunk of fuel, probably due to hybrid being too efficient for its own good.
Always turning off and often not getting up to full temperature on kind of short trips that a straight gas burner would have no problem warming up on.
I'm going to use the oil tests to figure out when I should change the oil. Might be 3,000 miles in the winter and maybe 5,000 to 7,000 in the summer.
This hybrid also has an oil to coolant heat exchanger, doesn't seem like enough.
I also installed a magnetic drain plug. Will see what it catches next change. It's barely got 11,000 miles on there so far.
Put in on a wix filter and regular flavored mobil1 5w-20 oil.
I'm going to try and find a larger filter, there is plenty of room for a bigger oil filter.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
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