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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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pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:41:54 PM

5000-6000 miles
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 12:34:01 PM

yearly, or at 12,000 miles using AMSOIL SYNTHETIC.
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jono0143
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:17:01 AM

7500 mi, Oil & Filter
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blueliner16
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:36:11 AM

You need to CHANGE your oil?!?!?

I mean, every 3 months or 3,000 miles.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:22:19 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:55:23 AM

yearly
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:29:14 AM

Every 5000 kms
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:06:52 AM

Every 4000 miles
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:39:31 AM

every 5000 miles
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:38:58 AM

Every 5k
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:35:11 AM

every 7,500 miles
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:22:48 AM

yearly
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:20:25 AM

Oil and filter (both good quality) EVERY 3000 miles
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:02:31 PM

5000
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 5:20:06 AM

10k miles
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every 5000 miless
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 5:10:53 AM

5000kms.
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:26:03 PM

Every 10k miles, fully synthetic - 2013 Acura ILX
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NoGasLeft
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:01:17 PM

Every 3,000 miles... I know with today's vehicles and oil blends you are able to change it 5,000 miles or more...

[Edited by: NoGasLeft at 7/31/2014 6:02:30 PM EST]
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:58:36 PM

Never.

Change it myself. Don't trust anyone else.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:33:01 PM

5,000 miles
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:57:09 AM

5K Oil & filter
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:34:28 AM

5000-7000 miles
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:20:47 AM

per the manual - 5K to 7K
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:18:55 AM

8000 km
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:39:30 AM

Every 3000 miles.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:41:45 PM

I don't remember.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 10:45:06 PM

Per PM guidelines per vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 9:50:36 PM

No more than 5000 K or 6 months
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:09:48 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:46:24 AM

every 12,000 miles or 12 months using AMSOIL synthetic
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:39:35 AM

every 5,000 miles
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:35:40 AM

I do it myself with synthetic oil every 10,000 miles
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:03:09 PM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:14:47 AM

5000 miles
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 2:37:15 PM

5000
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 2:21:59 PM

Every 5000 km
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:26:34 PM

3,000 - 4,000. Book says 7,000 but there is no way I'll do that.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:42:49 AM

7000 mi. Oil & Filter
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:20:02 AM

3000 km.............
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:21:27 AM

3000 mi
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:20:52 AM

eEvery 5000 km in winter, 8000 in summer
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:18:26 AM

3 to 5 thousand miles
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:47:16 AM

i got an old oil drinker so it changes automatically! ;)
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 6:42:22 AM

Every 5000 kms
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:04:38 PM

Every 5000+ miles
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 5:36:43 PM

Every 5000km.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:28:23 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:08:03 AM

3000
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:05:31 AM

when the car says to change it,most of the time
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