Skipping the filter on an oil change

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1 week 1 day ago #202246 by mustangthrall
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I have a ’93 f150 (5.0 efi) with 140k miles. I only put about 1000 / year on it. I change the oil once per year (non synthetic) so it doesn’t get too old. Should change the oil more, or less often than that, and do I need to replace the oil filter every time (since the miles driven on it are so low)?

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1 week 1 day ago #202247 by nightflyr
Replied by nightflyr on topic Skipping the filter on an oil change
Oil over time becomes acidic.
That and the fact you put little mileage also it would tend to build up moisture in the oil..
Personally I have a 2002 Xterra that gets about 2,000 miles a year.
I do an oil and filter change every 3 months regardless alongwith adding the recommended amount of Marvel Mystery Oil to the crank case.
With putting such little mileage on the vehicle it can sometimes be a bad thing.
I find in the cold months moisture build up in the oil on the filler cap.

It is a good practice once a month to take it out for an extended drive also.

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