quote:In my family, we had a Toyota Celica from 1975-1979 approx., we only changed the oil when we felt like it. I cannot even say if the oil changes were frequent or infrequent. But more likely, it was....very infrequent! But the thing ran like a Rolex watch. Handed down to Cousin Vinnie, it is still going great guns today. Kind of makes one wonder why we worry so much about getting the latest 'n greatest in motor oil. Maybe it is something in human nature to get the best possible solution to any situation.
Originally posted by Kompressor: I worked for a guy that bought a Nissan pickup brand new (mid 80's model) and ran it for over 80K miles without ever changing oil or filter. Still ran OK when he traded it in, they'll go alot farther than you may think. My dad was another bad one for this, he had a '72 Buick Riviera (455 engine) that went well over 250K miles, and I bet you could count the number of oil/filter changes it had on one hand.