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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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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 12:20:08 PM

Every 5000 to 6000 miles per owner manual recommendation.
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Yvon2014
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 11:48:45 AM

Every 4 months
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k7lvo
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 10:47:21 AM

When the "change oil soon" indicator lights up.
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 4:53:42 AM

yearly
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 4:30:43 AM

Every 5,000
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ray44512
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 1:29:32 AM

Every 5,000. If the weather is like it is tonight, maybe a little longer.
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ecsojay
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 12:01:28 AM

Ford recommends every 5000 miles....
and they see me every 5000 miles....
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 11:45:34 PM

Every 6000 kilometers.
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ricker2332
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:34:51 PM

Every 5,000 to 7,000 miles depending on how much stop and go driving I do.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:33:39 PM

every 5000 or so miles
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momstaxivan
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 5:56:53 AM

About every 6,000 miles.
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chipperd1
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:07:33 PM

once a year which is about 6000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 4:18:54 PM

About every 6,000.
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Houmagas
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 4:12:21 PM

3000 to 5000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:09:46 PM

5000 mi
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:57:10 PM

Usually a little over 5,000 miles according to the oil life monitor.
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:14:29 PM

3000 or 6 months. I do not drive much....2 cars 5500 miles per year
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 12:09:25 PM

every 5000 to 7500 miles
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cv
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:17:32 AM

Going by the manual, every 5K miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:04:11 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 5:11:49 AM

Every 5000 kms
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46chief
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 5:18:26 PM

3 - 4,000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 6:10:17 AM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 5:18:56 AM

every 5k
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2015 5:04:01 AM

Bout ever 5,000 miles.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 7:31:51 AM

Every 5000 kms
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 11:33:40 AM

Depending on my driving 5000 to 7500 miles...
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:47:38 AM

Every 5000 km.
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:24:16 AM

10,000 miles
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:22:11 AM

12,000 miles with Mobil One. As the Blackstone Laboratory group with their superior testing says, all top rated synthetic oils are basically the same with no front runners.

All current synthetic oils basically considered the same with Mobil One recommended

One must not pay too much attention to reviews if the reviewers are from the same group. i.e., don't listen to how great milk is, if reviewed by the milk industry.

An independent group such as the Blackstone Laboratories group are extremely reliable.

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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 3:26:54 AM

25,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. It saves me a lot of money and hassle, but that's using the pioneering industry leader, AMSOIL synthetic motor oils. :)
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 6:07:10 PM

10k on full synthetic
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 12:01:56 PM

10k on the synthetic oil
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 9:21:37 AM

8,000 k
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 6:48:25 AM

Every 7,000 miles
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 6:03:57 AM

I change it every 12,000 miles
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 5:37:45 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 5:24:40 PM

3,000 miles
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 2:56:23 PM

Every 5000 to 7500 miles
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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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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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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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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 10:32:41 PM

Around 5000 km
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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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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:30:49 PM

once or twice a year, if I remember
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