Well, a fellow Upstater.jpeter1093 said:
Wow. That is an answer with amazing speed! Thanks!jpeter1093 said:
Most people (me included) like to do an intermediate change between factory changes. Speaking for myself, the oil change interval is almost 20k miles on my OBC. This is because we do mostly highway driving and the oil is almost always allowed to completely warm up. Even so, 20k miles seems too high, even for synthetics. I do a change somewhere in the 8k-10k mile range between factory oil changes.pocketrocketowner said:I already paid for my oil changes...why would I do them myself??? At least on the MINI. I do very other car I own and is not under warranty.
And I married a woman from Knox who lived up Rickard Hill. Small world!obehave said:Well, a fellow Upstater.
My home town is Middleburgh in Schoharie county.
I have seen an oil-cooler that has a adapter to use normal oil filters... anyone know if the adapter is available since my new S comes with an oil cooler?Z1GZAG N said:I change the oil on all my cars.
The Mini is a pain in the a$$ as it uses a filter element in place of a throw away cartridge.
Also, the filter sits pretty much upside down so you are apt to spill oil when removing the canister. Supposedly you can unscrew the canister and tilt it slightly without removing and the oil will drain out into the oil pan without spilling all over the outside of the motor. I found this out after the first oil change I did.
While I get free oil changes, they're not free when I have to take time off from work to get it done.
Of course it helps that I have a car lift in the garage.
There is an anti reversion check valve, it's just not in the filter.CARdiac said:I have seen an oil-cooler that has a adapter to use normal oil filters... anyone know if the adapter is available since my new S comes with an oil cooler?
Also, why is the antiquated filter on there? Wouldn't a newer one with a anti-drainback valve be better? :dark: