Where did it come from

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Originally posted by Ken42: Where did the "Change your oil at 3,000 miles or 3 months" come from?
Hi, 3,000 mile oil change interval was necessary with oils of 30 years ago which were not shear stable. Same goes for break-in procedure and break-in oil change. Both were necessary 30 years ago. [Cheers!] Jae
 

Patman

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Originally posted by Ken42: Where did the "Change your oil at 3,000 miles or 3 months" come from?
Probably a joint idea from the president of Jiffy Lube and the CEOs from all the major oil companies.
 
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J, You might be too young to remember 30 years ago but believe me, 3000 mile drain intervals were not the accepted drain interval in 1973. 1500-2000 mile intervals were alot more common until the late 70's to early 80's. I believe the quick lubes had alot to do with it and marketing.
 

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What puzzles me is that more people don't go with a 5000 mile interval, since it's easier to remember on your odometer. In Canada, the 3k oil change is easier for most people to remember simply because our odometers are in kilometers, and 3k is roughly 5000km. Although I still think a lot of people up here should just be going with a 10,000km interval (6200mi) for simplicity.
 
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