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jono0143

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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:18:15 PM

“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.”
"Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil", Mr. Reed said. "A better average," he said, "would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more."
I drive about 700 mi/week and change it every 5K.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 6:53:57 AM

25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 6:05:29 AM

5000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 6:05:17 AM

5000 miles
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2014 5:43:25 AM

Every 5000 kms
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BroncoFans
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:24:11 PM

Every 10000 miles
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 2:12:06 PM

Every 5000km.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 6:48:14 AM

every 3000 miles
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Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 11:25:37 PM

Every 6 months, do not drive much.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 9:23:56 PM

5000 or 6 months, no more.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:32:41 PM

Around 5000 km
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:53:50 PM

when the oil life meter tells me it's time
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:30:49 PM

once or twice a year, if I remember
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 9:42:53 PM

The recommended 10,000 miles as per me. Mobil One extended oil.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 9:29:41 PM

Three months or three thousand miles, whichever comes first.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:52:05 PM

3,000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 6:36:08 AM

every 3000 miles
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 1:02:32 AM

5000 to 7500 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 5:49:32 PM

3000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 12:04:19 PM

Every 5000 miles
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 11:23:06 AM

25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 10:44:15 AM

5,000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 10:40:20 AM

Every 5000km.
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 7:31:31 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 7:12:20 AM

3 months / 5,000 mi.
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:44:07 AM

every 12,000
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:39:55 AM

5,000 - 7,000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 3:20:34 AM

I have a service reminder that tells me when its time
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 12:23:40 AM

8,000 - 9,000 km
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 8:24:42 PM

Once a year
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:49:28 PM

When the onboard computer says it's time - about 5,000 miles, generally.
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:48:43 PM

3-4,000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 5:41:46 PM

My daily driver, with 9.5 qts. of full synthetic, every 10,000 miles.

The wife's daily driver, every 5,000 miles or so.

Daughter #1's daily driver, every 5,000 miles with a synthetic blend.

Daughter #3's daily driver, every 3,000 miles or so.
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jhome
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 2:01:45 PM

approximately every 3 to 4 K
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 12:15:43 PM

every 5000
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 11:46:58 AM

7500 Oil & Filter
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 8:33:25 PM

Every 5000km.
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Mahalo5
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 2:19:17 PM

6 months...I use Mobil 5000 oil so it takes me about 6 months to go the max or close to it...saves money in the long run
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 9:30:46 AM

I never "have" my oil changed I always do it myself and how many miles between changes depends on what I am doing with the vehicles.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 6:38:48 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 6:36:59 AM

Every 3000 miles
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 6:09:17 AM

once a year
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 6:02:57 AM

every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 5:28:16 PM

Every 5000 to 7500 miles. Depending on how much stop and go driving I have been doing.
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TonyRay7
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:30:19 PM

Every 5,000 miles or twice a year. More than likely just twice a year though as I do not drive that much.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:37:17 AM

5,000 miles
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:18:25 AM

Every 5000km.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:02:49 AM

Every 5000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:27:45 AM

5000 miles
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munizjm
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:23:25 AM

only use synthetic 10K
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:21:24 AM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 6:59:13 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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