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Old 10-01-2007
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Would sharing oil change receipts be wrong?

I was just wondering how you guys looked upon this.

So you know how your warranty wants you to change your oil every 3K miles, but it really only needs to happen every 5k. Well, What stops us from sharing receipts for oil changes? I guess I mean more like receipts that have a past date and say you purchased oil and a filter.


Just wondering what the moral concensus is. I've driven 3083 miles now since my last oil change. Uh oh! Technically I voided my warranty! Right?
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i am pretty sure that they can test the oil and get a pretty good idea how long its been in the engine
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Yes they can... I would hardly worry about going 5000 miles on a oil change (if its synthetic with a good filter)
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nah im not saying I want to use oil for really long times. I'm just talking about sharing receipts so it's not so difficult to have proof you meet warranty.

I could care less how old they say my oil is. I change it usally every 3000-3300 miles
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they also note the milage on your truck or car when they change it.

i was watching Judge Judy....uhh, i mean....i heard something on TV yea, thats it, where some chick was sueing the dealer ship cuz she didn't change her oil and it voided her warrenty, and she had a ton of reciepts, none of which matched up, they were all inconsistant mileage and everything.
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Interesting.

But the warranty says you can prove you did your own oil change with receipts showing purchase of motor oil/filter. So if there was a crapload of receipts we shared, each with random dates of the past few years(basically, anyone in warranty) then a person could use another person's receipt to fill in that blank spot.

Cause I always get oil changes, otherwise my truck will break. But otherwise, keeping receipts is for old/responsible people.
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Wouldn't they have to proove that not changing your oil for 83 miles caused the problem in order to void the warrenty?
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Nopers. My warranty says I will change the oil within 3K miles. It's all cool though, see how it works is:

I pay bunches of money for extended warranty. Then I stick to firm guidlines for oil changes, including holding onto proof.

Once problem happens: I apparently prove I did my oil changes?
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Aaron, morries ford here in minnetonka has this disclaimer posted throughout their service area: "FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS WILL RESULT IN YOUR VEHICLES WARRANTY BEING REVOKED"
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Aaron, morries ford here in minnetonka has this disclaimer posted throughout their service area: "FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS WILL RESULT IN YOUR VEHICLES WARRANTY BEING REVOKED"

Dealers stick to that to a "T" as well if they can find anything at all to say your warranty is done they dont think twice. Its lame
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Has anyone had to provide "proof" of oil changes? I've never had it pop up, but then I've never had an internal engine warranty claim either.
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Aaron, morries ford here in minnetonka has this disclaimer posted throughout their service area: "FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS WILL RESULT IN YOUR VEHICLES WARRANTY BEING REVOKED"
BUT.....if you look in the Ford Rangers owners manual, it clearly states to change the oil every 5,000 miles for normal driving and every 3,000 miles for extreme driving conditions (dusty, stop and go, city driving).....
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also, Aaron, the dealership/manufacture can and will sue you for fraud.....i don't think you want that to happen...
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Yah I don't really. But my engine runs just fine luckily. I wasn't thinking of it as a way to commit fraud, just that they create a system that seems purposedly designed to make it easily possible for you to void your own warranty.
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Is it wrong to do? Yes. Morally, my personal opinion is that it is fine as long you aren't actually scamming them. If the cause of the problem is your lack of oil changes, then that would be very very wrong.
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is your speedo calibrated for bigger tires?
are you still running 35's on your truck...yeah its been a while since ive posted.
how can they say that you drove exactly 3000 miles on your engine without looking at the dash?
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im not driving in with 35s on lol. I'll roll up with stock tires looking like some retarded truck.
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my wifes vw says in the owners manul that we can only use synthetic oil.
I asked about it and they said it would void any warranty that is related to oil going to it. They will even test the oil before they perform any engine related warranty on it. I watched them do it before.

I even have to keep receiptsshowing I changed the oil every 3000 miles or take it to them and have them do it which cost about 65 dollars
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What year is your truck? Ford has been specifying 5K intervals for a while now.
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