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When did you last check your oil?
When did you last check your oil?
less than 1 week ago [ 62 ] ** [52.10%]
less than 2 weeks ago [ 26 ] ** [21.85%]
less than 3 weeks ago [ 7 ] ** [5.88%]
less than 4 weeks ago [ 12 ] ** [10.08%]
less than 6 weeks ago [ 4 ] ** [3.36%]
less than 8 weeks ago [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
more than 8 weeks ago [ 8 ] ** [6.72%]
whats oil? i'm a rep... [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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Daaaveee
post 28th October 2005 13:37
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thought it would be quite interesting, in light if my lubrication woes! smile.gif

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post 28th October 2005 13:48
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Well i have a diesel, so i don't check mine that much., lol


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post 28th October 2005 13:52
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Yesterday!
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post 28th October 2005 13:53
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QUOTE(145dude @ Oct 28 2005, 01:52 PM)
Yesterday!
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pimp you naughty boy ohmy.gif

it used to be every week if i get the chance, but now i'm going to make the time, without fail!

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post 28th October 2005 13:54
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Howdy, last time i checked mine was less than 4 weeks ago, but i've been hoilday for 15 days!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif

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post 28th October 2005 14:10
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Well, I assume the man who did the oil change last week checked mine.

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post 28th October 2005 14:17
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post 28th October 2005 14:19
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last night actually wink.gif


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post 28th October 2005 14:20
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Today... before this thread was started if you are wondering biggrin.gif
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post 28th October 2005 14:22
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mine don,t lose oil,,????check it once a mth,if am lucky????
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post 28th October 2005 14:27
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post 28th October 2005 14:51
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post 28th October 2005 15:03
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2 weeks ago......still at max......mine hardly uses any, only used a thimblefull driving to the Nurburgring and back too.......I still check every 2 weeks though.


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post 28th October 2005 15:19
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Where's the option for "just after I read a thread on what happens if you don't check oil...." wink.gif


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post 28th October 2005 15:41
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QUOTE(AJ @ Oct 28 2005, 03:19 PM)
Where's the option for "just after I read a thread on what happens if you don't check oil...." wink.gif
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i thought this thread might make people think, if the other didn't already! it seems as though 2 weeks might not be often enough! mine didn't used to use much, until 'that' time... misterious... 13 days after checking, its below min... but anyway, drifting off again.

Dave

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post 28th October 2005 15:50
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QUOTE(Daaaveee @ Oct 28 2005, 04:41 PM)
QUOTE(AJ @ Oct 28 2005, 03:19 PM)
Where's the option for "just after I read a thread on what happens if you don't check oil...." wink.gif
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i thought this thread might make people think, if the other didn't already! it seems as though 2 weeks might not be often enough! mine didn't used to use much, until 'that' time... misterious... 13 days after checking, its below min... but anyway, drifting off again.

Dave

P.S. CHECK YOUR OIL! laugh.gif
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to be honest Dave, I'm unconvinced that, for no other reason, the oil on your car would go from max to min in normal usage, over one or two weeks, even on a car that suffers heavier than normal oil consumption.

There is a tendency for it to remain at the same level for ages, then drop, but not by that amount. I mean, I drove 500 miles across Europe, blasted round the Nurburgring, then drove 500 miles back, over a 5 day period and I had to put only a tiny bit of oil in it, when I got back. Even doing largely local town driving at home, I only have to put a bit in every now and again.

Am sure your engine failure is due to another reason. What that is will probably never be known, but I don't think, on this occasion it would be due to a failure on your part in checking the oil........

Good thread though chap, I think this and the main thread may make some people think!


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post 28th October 2005 16:29
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It could be due to something like a cracked sump or oil that has been let out some other way.

In two weeks I doubt very much that the oil can go from full, down to an engine damaging level, unless it was thrashed around allmost non stop biggrin.gif
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post 28th October 2005 16:42
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Today biggrin.gif
but in the last 27000klms it hasn´t used a drop gleam.gif
maybe the 1.4 has different clearances on rings ?

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post 28th October 2005 17:38
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It could be that there was two different types of oil in it.


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post 28th October 2005 18:02
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Maybe it would be a good idea to start a post like this every 2 weeks to remind everybody smile.gif. I checked mine a couple of days ago, bit confused though cos when I first pulled the dip stick it was a bit above min. Then I wiped it put it back in and the oil was at the above max mark, then a gap and then oil again at the below min mark huh.gif
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