We sure have come a long way!

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Check out the image I found while surfing the net:

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Originally posted by timzak:
I wonder how long oil lasted BEFORE Kendall came along?
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That's exactly what I was thinking!

Imagine going back in time and telling them about our idea of extended intervals!
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2000 miles--now that's an oil change interval even us oilaholics can feel comfortable with!
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(changed my wife's M1 at 1580 recently)
 
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Originally posted by Rexman:
2000 miles--now that's an oil change interval even us oilaholics can feel comfortable with!
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(changed my wife's M1 at 1580 recently)


Heh. Remember the tailfin Mercedes of the 60's? The recomended maintenance interval was 1500 miles. That included the chassis greese fittings.
as Road & Track commented: "it must have been a shock to former Cadillac owners."
 
Get this! From 1916 Maxwell owner manual:

Check every day or 100 miles:
- check oil level in the engine, lubricated clutch, transmission and differential gear housing
- turn grease cup caps on th 8 spring bolts, one turn
- apply a few drops of engine oil to steering knuckles
- apply a few drops of engine oil to the rod clevises
- apply a few drops of engine oil to the fan hub
- turn the grease cup on the fan support, one turn

It goes on for maintenance for 500, 1500 and 2000 miles, just about as detailed. It also had every two weeks stuff. But wait, the crankcase could go 2000 miles with a kerosene flush. Guess they did not have AutoRX yet.

No this is not my car, Just a quote from Friction,Wear and Lubrication, a Textbook in Tribology by Kenneth Ludema
 
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Originally posted by Yuk:
Rexman,

Do you light your cigars with $5 bills and fire up the BBQ with cognac too?
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Yuk,
actually, I'm kind of a cheapskate. That's how I manage to pay for all those expensive oil changes.
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Say, do you suppose a guy can fire up that BBQ with used Mobil 1?
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