There’s the old joke about a wrenching noob that goes into an auto parts store to ask for a 710 cap. Well, in Japan they’ve gone and made an entire day out of it. Today, July 10, is officially Lubrication Oil Day as registered by Japan’s National Petroleum Industry Cooperative Association. Specifically, it’s because the word “OIL” printed on the cap looks like “710” when turned upside down.
Oil an important part of engine maintenance, but there are as many ways to go about it as there are types of cars. Do you religiously stick to a premium brand or just pull whatever is cheapest off the Walmart shelf? Do you keep on a strict 3,000-mile schedule or go with the manufacturer’s recommendation? Do you always use an OEM filter or just hand the keys over to a JiffyLube mechanic?
What’s your oil change routine for your car(s)?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the most ‘American’ JNC?“.
There were lots of good answers this week, starting chronologically with CycoPablo‘s pick of the “poor man’s Mustang” Toyota Celica Liftback. Another early model chosen by 555jay was especially fitting, as the Subaru BRAT was never sold in Japan. Similarly, エーイダン‘s nomination of the Toyota Tacoma XtraCab V6 was another America-only offering.
Taylor C.’s suggestion of the Toyota Avalon is a good one, often described as a Japanese Buick. Alan‘s selection of the behemoths known as Honda Gold Wing trikes was all too perfect. speedie‘s pick of the Honda Accord also made sense, as it was the first Japanese car to be built in America an imported back to Japan. In the same vein, both f31roger and Ian G. nominated the Mitsubishi Eclipse and its twins.
In the end, it was streetspirit’s appointment of the a different Mitsubishi that made us chuckle and won the week:
Defineatly the 3000-gt SL, especially in white with a tan interior it’s a beautifull continuation of the personal luxury coupes the US was known for in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
– it’s zippy but not fast.
– the chrome wheels remind me of ‘boomer-spec’ corvettes.
– looks right at home next to a trans am or mustang.
– there even was an american version in the form of the stealth.
– they’re comfy and ready for long roadtrips.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!