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    WTF guys! what another case of the US wasting natural resources!

    some modern car service intervals are 2 years or 20,000 miles over here now!!!!!

    personally i think 6k is the lower mileage limit. I am pretty sure our roads are harder on cars than yours. I have been a bit lazy and just changed my oil after 18 months - oops! about 1,5 litres of crude oil came out - doh!

    fron now on i am changing my oil every 6k miles and that is because my car is doing veyr short journeys and is getting old and I rag the wheels off it. at 3k your oil should be like new!

    oh and as for what i use:L mobil 1 is too expensive so i use magnatec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    WTF guys! what another case of the US wasting natural resources!

    some modern car service intervals are 2 years or 20,000 miles over here now!!!!!

    personally i think 6k is the lower mileage limit. I am pretty sure our roads are harder on cars than yours.
    Not were I live - in the US the south part has realy bad roads

    I lose a rim to pot holes about once a year, I dont work for the state
    but I will take bright orange spray paint and mark them , make a circle
    around them - and the state fills them in after I do - its funny
    they think the state marked them, and wont fill them in unless
    its marked - and they never mark them

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    I should do that up here, the winter just eats the roads up and they never fix them.
    This post college life is a real drag

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    i worked with a dumbass who changed his every 500.......I was like....that would be every week or two for me.
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    i mean the tightness and constant acceleration etc etc we have to do. our roads are much tighter...and we go faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    i mean the tightness and constant acceleration etc etc we have to do. our roads are much tighter...and we go faster
    yea - but thats better for the motor - as long as you stay in a safe RPM

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    if you're using synthetic, changing your oil before 5000 miles is a waste of money. do you know what they put in from the factory?

    it seems that on a lot of higher-end cars these days they say not to change the oil for the first 10,000 miles, and tune-up is only required at 100,000 miles.

    edit: also, it seems that on some models they also no longer "require" an engine break-in period.

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    I change every 2500-3k. Using regular old dino juice. I do alot of short-trip driving in cold weather (sub zero).

    I do these short interval changes because I dont trust the magical synthetic oil. It wont take the contaminants out of the oil. It still becomes acidic from all the carbon collecting in it. And the additives still get consumed like any other oil.

    The best protection for an engine is a good quality filter. NOT FRAM!!!!!!!! use a wick's or an equivilant filter. Fram filters use cardboard filter ends in my particular vehicle. They also have fewer pleats in the filter material and a bypass valve made of plastic that tend to break and defeat the filter at all times.

    Your best bet is to buy a varity of filters for your particular vehicle and cut them open to examine their construction. Use the best one. You can use a hacksaw and a little time to cut around the base of the filter. Hell I've used an old steak knife before. Just for ****s and giggles, I will peel appart a used filter just to check what its picked up every so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OoNikFraleyoO
    5000 is fine. The 3000 rule was made by oil companies who benefit by you changing your oil more often.
    sure, that makes sense...all companies do this...they're all out to SCREW YOU!



    SCREW THEM! SCREW THE MAN!




    btw - this 3000 mile rule, it's been around forever, most literature you read (even from oil companies) says you can go longer.

    5-6k on synthetic is the norm

    hell, I was reading a manual to a new honda and it says 10k miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by monger
    I change every 2500-3k. Using regular old dino juice. I do alot of short-trip driving in cold weather (sub zero).

    I do these short interval changes because I dont trust the magical synthetic oil. It wont take the contaminants out of the oil. It still becomes acidic from all the carbon collecting in it. And the additives still get consumed like any other oil.

    The best protection for an engine is a good quality filter. NOT FRAM!!!!!!!! use a wick's or an equivilant filter. Fram filters use cardboard filter ends in my particular vehicle. They also have fewer pleats in the filter material and a bypass valve made of plastic that tend to break and defeat the filter at all times.

    Your best bet is to buy a varity of filters for your particular vehicle and cut them open to examine their construction. Use the best one. You can use a hacksaw and a little time to cut around the base of the filter. Hell I've used an old steak knife before. Just for ****s and giggles, I will peel appart a used filter just to check what its picked up every so often.

    on this, many mechanics that I have talked with say to just use the factory filters. They aren't all that much more expensive.

    and when you think about it, if a company has to put a warranty behind their product like a car company, and has to stand behind it like that, they are going to make a product that can withstand it.

    seperate filter companies don't have that same liability.
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