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Old 12-02-2022, 10:28 AM   #91 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
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Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
Thats why the european manufacturers have always quoted extremely long oil change intervals. The maintenance cost over time wins in advertising, its marketed as green, and it props up sales of their new cars as the cars won't last as long after the warranty period is up.
Thats why they say anything can be made to last forever if you take care of it, because its more or less true on vehicles. Swap a bmw that is known for rod bearing failures before 100k to 1997 Toyota maintenance scheduling and it'll do 200k+.
This is also why other manufacturers have started to increase their maintenance intervals as well including Toyota.
Also why a lot of engines, especially Toyota engines, fail prematurely. Engines that go a year or without an oil change end up getting stuck piston rings at as little as 150,000 miles. Now for most people that's about the end of life of an engine, yet you could get double that if you change your oil every 6 months or 5,000 miles or sooner.

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