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PDN57
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 1:59:20 PM

Was just wondering if you change your oil your self or take it some place and have them do it?

And how often do you change your oil?
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fkkf92
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 11:39:58 AM

6000 Km
davisadm
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 11:14:52 AM

5000mi and I change it myself
kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 11:10:47 AM

3000 miles
Vin63
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 11:03:29 AM

15K miles on my Duramax and 12K miles on my TDI.
down2fumes
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 9:28:01 AM

Every 3000 to5000 miles and no
Vin63
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 10:35:00 AM

15K-20K miles on the Duramax and I change it myself.
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 8:58:28 PM

every 3000 miles or 4 months whichever comes first...yes, i do it myself in the backyard.
Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:51:54 PM

Every 15 years, 150K miles or 3K engine hours and I do it myself.
speedy700
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:21:55 PM

Used to do it myself, but now for $25 I get somebody else to do it every 5000 miles. Plus I get a free full service car wash out of the deal.
Timberline
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:04:50 PM

Once a year, which is usually between 4-6,000 miles. I do it myself.
Camaro_Joe
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:53:23 AM

Approximately 3000 miles, but some say 5000 with regular oil.
hornet17
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:40:23 AM

every 5000km or so... do it myself most times
DanFMA
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 6:13:27 AM

3000 miles at the dealer.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:18:25 AM

5K and no
Need_Batteries
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:47:32 AM

Twice a year per service manual. And yes, I change it myself.
Constame
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 10:19:35 PM

Every 3,000 miles. I have it done.
BeaON
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:41:50 PM

5000 at Quick Lube
Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 10:53:24 AM

5000-6000. I change one myself but not the other one because of the type of filter it has.
thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 10:35:22 AM

Q7500 miles or Q yearly. I do it myself.
97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 10:28:12 AM

4000 miles and I do it myself.
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 10:10:38 AM

I go between 3000-4000 miles. I go to a auto shop.
GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 9:53:05 AM

Every 3000-4000 at a Jiffy Lube
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 9:37:14 AM

My car is used for deliveries so i change the oil/filter every 5,000-6,000 kms which is like every 6 weeks

[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 3/3/2013 9:37:37 AM EST]
jes
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:18:52 AM

I have my oil changed at a local garage between 3 & 5k depending on my driving. I usually get a coupon for a free tire rotation along with the oil change for $19.00. Not worth the bother to do it at home for that price.
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:05:16 AM

I change oil about every 4500 miles. I used to change it myself but now let the dealer do it.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 8:12:24 AM

6-8 months

DIY

very easy to do
Disnydad
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:20:29 AM

Around 6,000 to 8,000. I don't do my own anymore.
fordtruck
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:53:03 PM

2500 to 3000 miles or every 2 months. I do all my vehicle repairs.
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:39:03 PM

every 4 months or 3000 miles whichever comes first. yes, i do it myself.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 5:44:40 PM

5k, no
ansh25
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 12:29:19 AM

Not worth doing it yourself
toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:44:22 PM

No
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 6:55:14 AM

Used to change the oil myself, but now watch for good deal and have the dealer do it about every 4500 miles.
DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:50:54 AM

In the winter as i do delivery,it's stop & go. Change the oil & filter at 5,000km (3,000 miles)which works out to every 2 months.And no i do not do it myself, not worth it.
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:14:11 PM

I do not do it myself. I run the cars around 5000 and the truck around 10000.
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 5:28:23 PM

These days I have it done, and it happens every 4,000 or so ...
Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 4:10:59 PM

I do it myself and every 7,000 miles with synthetic.
14smoke
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 3:38:09 PM

Do not do it myself, but, about every 5000 to 6000 miles or so.
gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 2:15:42 PM

Take it to Midas for an oil change/tire rotation for $19.99 about every 5,000 miles.
CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 2:06:33 PM

Self

5000 miles with mobil 1

3300 miles (3 times in 10,000 miles) with normal dino oil

all old oil is recycled by cleaning and burning in a Diesel

[Edited by: CactusBobs at 1/9/2013 2:07:12 PM EST]
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