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Last oil change date was 3/2022. Mileage was 16,000 with full synthetic. Finally got around to changing it today at 27,100. Tech said the level was not showing on the dip stick when I came in but there doesn’t seem to be any indication that damage was done. Tech said Oil didn’t look too terrible.

I don’t really beat on the car and Really only put in it a few times a month. I put on about 5k a year and only drive it 10-11 times 30 miles round trip a month due to 12 hour shifts.

Yes I know I’m a moron for going this long, just curious what damage could be done and how bad will this affect the longevity of the car. Thanks in advance
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11k on fully synthetic oil isn't really that bad, certainly not enough to cause major damage.

I wouldn't worry about it unless you hear abnormal noises.
 

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you should be fine. get a borescope and check the engine if you're ultra concerned.
 

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11k on fully synthetic oil isn't really that bad, certainly not enough to cause major damage.

I wouldn't worry about it unless you hear abnormal noises.
Car has always been quiet and still is that way. I don’t hear a lot of what other 2019 5.0 Owners complain about.
 

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Car has always been quiet and still is that way. I don’t hear a lot of what other 2019 5.0 Owners complain about.
Send the old oil in for analysis
 

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Extended oil change intervals may not cause harm, but it will build up varnish and perhaps wear out the timing components, bearings/journals/skirts faster. Only way to tell is an oil analysis sent to a lab.

also if you have a 10qt pan, the oil level being low isn’t concerning unless you redline often.

If it were me I would do an oil change sooner next time, then use regular intervals after. Also check your damn oil and top off!
 

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My dealer and I are constantly in a fight over when I need oil changes. I had similar discussions with a different dealer when I had my S197.

I take my vehicle in for an oil change when the sensors tell me to, no sooner.

While I get the "peace of mind" argument, I would counter with modern lubricants and manufacturing being leaps and bounds ahead of where it was when the whole "6 month or 5k miles" thing was normal.

If I'm wrong, it's on me.
 

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You'll be good. Just make sure to monitor the oil level more often so you know its at least registering on the dipstick. Go give it an italian tune up. I've sure she is begging for it.
 

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My dealer and I are constantly in a fight over when I need oil changes. I had similar discussions with a different dealer when I had my S197.

I take my vehicle in for an oil change when the sensors tell me to, no sooner.

While I get the "peace of mind" argument, I would counter with modern lubricants and manufacturing being leaps and bounds ahead of where it was when the whole "6 month or 5k miles" thing was normal.

If I'm wrong, it's on me.
I'm with you. I haven't kept track of milage on a car in 10 years. Haven't owned a car without a "maintaince minder" in that time. I routinely keep them well into the 200k mile range.
Sold an '06 Ridgeline with over 250k and no oil issues. My current cars are all over 100k. '12 Edge @ 225k, '14 Fusion @ 112k and the Mustang @ 103k. No problems with any of them, just change the oil when the dash says to.

What I don't understand is how the OP managed to ignore the dash warning? It comes on at 12 months or whenever it thinks milage is reached. Both of those things should have triggered the pop-up warning every time the car was started. Why would you ignore that?
 

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level was not showing on the dip stick when I came in
Hello; Oil does at least three things. Lubrication of moving parts, Cooling effect and trapping blow by contaminants. I included in lubrication the oil pressure which provided the cushion between moving parts such as along the crankshaft, camshaft and such.
You lost some portion of two of the three. You must have had enough oil pressure to keep metal parts separated else there would be serious knocking by now. Lack of serious knock is a good sign but does not preclude some extra wear. As others have posted an oil analysis can be done to get implied answers.
The oil level not showing on the dip stick is the more concerning part of the tale. Loss of cooling capacity and ability to contain contaminants create less than idea conditions. The coyote has need for clean and stable oil, example the engine oil hydraulic actuators which can advance or retard the cams. The timing chain tensioners and chain another.
Modern synthetic oils are reputed to resist shearing and thermal breakdown better than older conventional oils. I have not yet had to tera down an engine run only with synthetics but have seen the deposits in older engines.

This suggestion will not be conclusive. From now on keep track of oil consumption. After a time you will get an idea of how low the oil level did get during those extra 12 K miles. May or may not be a comfort.
I am still a 3000 mile oil change sort. I have stretched to a bit over 4000K miles with good synthetic.

drive it 10-11 times 30 miles round trip a month due to 12 hour shifts.
Hello; This is not a bad run schedule. About every three days and long enough to cook off volatiles that accumulate in the oil. I would also throw in a couple hundred mile trips from time to time.

I have no real guess as to potential damage.
 

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Agree that oil consumption is the more concerning part

also damn that’s long oil change interval! I freak out when I get near 5500 miles.
 

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Most OEM intervals are now 10k.
Hello; Part of the pitch to consumers is lower maintenance cost. I am suspicious of these extended oil change intervals. A few years ago I at a car with a timing belt. The ads suggested a 110,000-mile belt change. I went back and had a chat with head technician. He suggested an 80-90 K replacement.
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