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aal65
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2003 9:13:33 AM

I know I do. I change the oil of both my truck and my wife's car every 3000 miles, rotate the tires every other change oil, check the brake pads, drive belts, air filter, etc everytime I get down and dirty. Also I change my engine coolant once a year preferably before summer. A lot of work, but a lot of savings in the long run....
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:22:33 PM

No
jessjames
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 7:52:23 AM

no........
Dineh
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:08:42 AM

Yes
subielover2014
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 2:57:55 PM

once a year since i drive under 5000 miles per year.
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 11:22:07 AM

my garage guy, a tremendously honest fellow, does it for $20 or so and inspects the car while he's at it... I don't do my own dental work, either... but then, I DO brush my teeth...
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 11:02:50 AM

You are over changing your oil and anti-freeze at those intervals. I change my oil on my 2010 Truck as it's paid for, every 6000-7500 miles but the 2014 Jeep is under the 2 year free maintenence.
bearone2
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 10:41:46 AM

no
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NO
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 1:20:46 AM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 9:58:09 PM

Yes, every time
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no
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Yes
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No
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:04:50 AM

No.
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no
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Yes
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Yes
ray44512
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 10:23:20 AM

Yes.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 9:36:55 AM

yes
lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 9:26:58 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 8:59:35 AM

yes, but 3000 miles is overkill for my type of 50-50 highway-city driving. i usually do it every 6-8 k

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 8:52:15 AM

Yes
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no
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No...not anymore..........
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No
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:48:18 AM

No ..used to, getting to old to be rolling around on the garage floor .. :]]
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 6:13:31 AM

no........
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 5:32:25 AM

yes very easy to do
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No
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Yes
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Yes
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no
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Always
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yes,
billycar
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Not now, but I did in the past.
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N
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Yes
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no..........
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No
contiki
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No..........
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no
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