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Author Topic: [Poll: 2006.41]: How often do you change your oil? Back to Topics
JT

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2006 12:01:00 AM

How often do you change your oil?
0-3200 miles (0-5150 km)
3200-6100 miles (5150-9800 km)
6100-7100 miles (9800-11400 km)
7100+ miles (11400+ km)
When my car tells me, or the light comes on.
There is supposed to be oil in my car?

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gator2002
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2009 10:42:29 PM

every 5000 km
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2009 10:20:29 PM

5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2009 10:20:23 PM

5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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april4
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2008 9:54:23 AM

5,000 miles
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 8:08:56 PM

6000 miles
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2008 10:52:01 PM

8000 Km - follow the schedule.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2008 7:12:22 PM

Every 5,000 miles
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Kath68144
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2008 6:45:57 PM

every 3000 miles. Have done that on all my vehicles. Once a year, I try to have all the belts and hoses replaced, whether they actually need replacing or not.
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BuildersService
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 11:38:36 AM

3500m +/- on a 1987 toyota 1-ton truck with 300,000 on the frame
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nrg2004
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 10:46:00 AM

5000 miles or 6 months, normally reach the miles before the months
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Showbizk
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 10:00:22 AM

3200-6100 miles (5150-9800 km)
Or in the case of the summer car, every spring after the first "drive."
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 9:58:08 AM

between 7-8,000 km / 5,000 mi
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2008 12:48:22 AM

Approximately 7000 - 7500 miles... I use Amsoil Synthetic
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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 2:06:54 PM

4,000
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 1:53:31 PM

3,000 miles
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rschnoor
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 7:46:52 AM

5000-7000 miles
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NoahsArk08
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 10:11:26 AM

Every 3 months regardless of milage.
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in_orbit
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 9:51:08 AM

7100+ miles (11400+ km)
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Paz37
Sophomore Author Worcester

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 5:10:38 AM

5000 miles. this every 3000 miles is a joke in my opinion.
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2008 5:25:10 PM

every 3,000 miles
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2008 7:27:30 AM

When the light comes on.
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bobjeep
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2008 7:42:52 PM

3000 miles
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Philmar
Sophomore Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2008 7:39:44 PM

EVERY 5,000 MILES
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MrCheapGuy
Sophomore Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 10:30:46 AM

The 3000 mile oil changes are for more revenue of the oil companies. As long as you change your oil regularly, use oil that is API (american petroluem Institute) approved, you should be able to run 4K or more miles. My '05 truck does not require synthetic oils, and the Mfg oil change requirement is 7500 miles - 5000 miles for severe duty*.
Vehicles:
05 truck every 5K miles
01 small SUV every 4K miles
07 Kawasaki only has 1600 miles (first change at 1000 miles).

* Read your vehicle Mfgr requirements for severe duty. Most vehicles fit this schedule.
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k5907
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 9:53:37 AM

3000
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 9:28:05 AM

Between 4,000 and 5,000 miles.
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 9:24:27 AM

3000 miles
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 8:54:42 AM

Every 5,000 miles
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: May 29, 2008 12:39:44 AM

About every 5,000 miles or so
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: May 14, 2008 9:55:02 AM

Every 3 - 5 months.
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rebyank08
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Message Posted: May 9, 2008 8:16:34 PM

every 2500 miles.
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2008 9:57:51 AM

Every 3000 miles
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ryelle
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2008 9:14:27 AM

3200-6100 miles
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JediKnight
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2008 12:07:30 PM

Every 5-6000 miles /5-6 months.

My most recent change was over 5,000 miles with Conventional and an Oil Sample test showed I had some increased wear. I've regularly used Synthetic so I'm not sure if the wear is because of a mechanical issue or the change in Oil type. The TBN was .9 which indicated the Oil needed a change so I'm leaning toward the Oil did it.

I'll be changing or checking my Oil a bit earlier next time (at 3-4000 miles) to see how the wear is doing.
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Born2Hunt
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2008 9:51:29 PM

Every 5000 Miles
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2008 8:15:35 PM

5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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YB1234
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5000 miles with only synthetic
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2008 8:20:16 AM

5K
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angeleyes606
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2008 8:19:02 AM

3000
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2008 7:13:41 PM

5,000 miles
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2008 6:46:45 AM

7500
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Dorkchop
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3,000 to 7,0000.
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wintersucks
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2008 10:22:28 PM

every 7000-10000 miles
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2008 6:44:42 AM

About every 5,000 miles or so
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2008 10:48:36 AM

When my car tells me, or the light comes on
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