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Old 06-09-2010, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DO you follow the manual for oil changes?

In terms of doing the maintenance at the specified mileage?
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wait sometimes for it to go over a little but not by like thousands of miles.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In a simple word...yes.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not always but as long as you're doing routine maintenance within a reasonable time period, it's not going to kill you.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have done both and have found that if you stick to regular intervals for the fluid changes you can prolong any high cost repairs. I stick to a 5000 mile interval for oil changes and tire rotations.
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Mine varies. It all depends on how hard or how soft I've been driving my vehicle lately. Like for example if I've been doing a lot of long road trips I would lessen the interval when I change my oil. If I've only being doing some city driving then sometimes longer. It never hurts to change your oil early if you're unsure about it. Doing a $40 oil change is always better than having a huge repair bill.



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Old 07-06-2010, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I definitely don't follow the manual for mine. I do oil changes once every two months or after a very very long road trip. So far it's helped me keep my high mileage cars in top condition.



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Old 07-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I do my oil changes according to the MID - since it doesn't just display a message every X amount of miles, but actually bases the oil life on the few things, such as revs
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Most maintenance schedules are pretty lean for modern vehicles, other than oil changes. With modern synthetic oils, I have heard several times that they last longer than the oil filter does now.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Most maintenance schedules are pretty lean for modern vehicles, other than oil changes. With modern synthetic oils, I have heard several times that they last longer than the oil filter does now.
I've heard that too. Some my friends that are professional mechanics for performance shops even say that with each heat-cycle that the synthetic oil gets better and better. They laughed at me when they heard how often I change my synthetic oil.



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