How often should oil change be done with synthetic oil?
Under normal driving conditions you can easily go 7,000 miles between changes. If you drive mainly highway you can go 10,000 between changes. Also change the filter each time.
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Answer . \nOil Change Intervals\n. \n. \nFew subjects generate as much debate on Usenet as the proper oil change interval. Since few people bother with oil analysis the debate centers on time and mileage.\n. \n. \n. \nFollow the Money\n. \n. \n. \nUnfortunately, there are market forces th…at have a vested interest in convincing vehicle owners to change their oil more often than necessary. The legal prey of these market forces have become convinced that they are purchasing "cheap insurance" or "peace of mind" by changing their oil more often than necessary. Complicating things is the fact that doing oil changes is one of the few do-it-yourself maintenance tasks that is still within the ability of the backyard mechanic to perform.\n. \n. \n. \nRecreational Oil Changing\n. \n. \n. \nThe term "recreational oil changer" was coined to define people that change their oil far more than necessary because they actually enjoy doing it. It's easy to understand the psychology behind the recreational oil changing. It's the visceral feel of the tools, the victory when that old oil filter breaks free, the hot dirty oil pouring out, the joy of oiling of the gasket on the new filter, that new copper or fiber gasket on the drain plug, the clean clear oil going in, and the sense of accomplishment when you start the car, the oil light comes on for a moment, then goes out. For $8-10 in oil and parts, it's pretty cheap entertainment, but if people would be content to do it only when it provides some benefit to the vehicle it would be better.\n. \n. \n. \nThe 3000 Mile Myth\n. \n. \n. \nThe 3000 mile oil change interval has been pounded into people's heads for decades. It had a scientific basis when engines used non-multi-weight, non-detergent oil. It no longer has any scientific basis, but it is still being promoted by certain entities, most notably the oil change industry in the United States. This myth is also sometimes known as the "Cheap Insurance Myth."\n. \n. \n. \n. \nThe 3000 Mile Fact\n. \n. \n. \nThere are still vehicles that need 3K oil changes, but it's not because the oil goes bad after 3K miles. One example is the Saturn S series. These vehicles have a timing chain system that is very sensitive to clean oil because oil pressure is used as hydraulic fluid to ratchet up the timing chain tensioner. If varnish forms in the timing chain tensioner bore then this system can fail and the chain will become loose and eventually break. Dealers have gone as far as tearing out the normal service schedule (6000 miles) and leaving only the severe service schedule. If your engine is destroyed (under warranty) by a failed timing chain then the dealer will legitimately request evidence of oil changes. Unfortunately this problem usually won't manifest itself during the warranty period.\n. \n. \n. \nThe Dark Oil Myth\n. \n. \nDark oil does not indicate the need for an oil change. The way modern detergent motor oil works is that minute particles of soot are suspended in the oil. These minute particles pose no danger to your engine, but they cause the oil to darken. A non-detergent oil would stay clearer than a detergent oil because all the soot would be left on the internal engine parts and would create sludge. If you never changed your oil, eventually the oil would no longer be able to suspend any more particles in the oil and sludge would form. Fortunately, by following the manufacturer's recommended oil change interval, you are changing your oil long before the oil has become saturated. Remember, a good oil should get dirty as it does it's work cleaning out the engine. The dispersant should stop all the gunk from depositing in the oil pan.\n. \nThe only real way to determine whether oil is truly in need of changing is to have an oil analysis performed. Since most people don't want to bother with this, it's acceptable to err heavily on the safe side and simply follow the manufacturer's recommended change interval for severe service. There are still a few cars that specify 3K intervals for severe service, but not many. If you look at countries other than the U.S., the oil recommended change interval is much higher than even the normal interval specified by vehicle manufacturers in the U.S.\n. \n. \n. \n. \nSevere Service versus Normal Service\n. \n. \n. \nEach manufacturer specifies what constitutes normal and severe service. Generally, severe service consists of operating the vehicle in a very muddy or dusty areas (because dust particles get through the air filter and contaminate the oil more quickly), operating the vehicle in a very hot areas (heat breaks down oil more quickly), using the vehicle only for short trips in cold weather (the moisture in the oil never gets vaporized), or using the vehicle for towing or when carrying a car-top carrier. You'll often see claims such as "everyone falls into the severe service category," but these claims are untrue (follow the money and see who's making these claims). If you primarily do freeway driving in moderate weather you do not fall into the severe service category. If you're in doubt, the best way to see if you fall into the severe service category is to have an oil analysis done at the mileage of the severe service interval. Many people just like to play it safe and follow the severe service schedule, which is fine, but there is no benefit in changing the oil sooner than the severe service schedule states.\n. \n. \n. \nMaintenance Schedules Vary by Country\n. \n. \n. \nDifferent countries have different maintenance schedules, even for the same car. This fact has been the cause of long argument threads on Usenet. How could the exact same car need a different service schedule simply because of where the vehicle is used? At least part of the reason is due to the differences in fuel. For example, the U.S. and Canada has fuel with high sulphur levels which can cause more oil contamination. Japanese fuel has very low sulphur levels. Europe is in-between. Some of the newer engine technology (direct injection) which raises fuel economy, requires low sulphur fuel. Of course the oil companies have a vested interest in not lowering the sulphur as it adds to refining cost and enables more fuel efficient engines. Since "Big Oil" is in bed with the un-elected president in the U.S., don't expect any action of lower sulphur fuel for a while in the United States. If Al Gore is re-elected in 2004, and the Supremes don't simply ignore the election results again, then there is a chance for lower sulphur fuel in the U.S. beginning in 2005.\n. \n. \n. \nOil change intervals with synthetic oil\n. \n. \n. \nSynthetic oils withstand higher temperatures before breaking down, and have more base stock and less viscosity modifiers. Synthetics wear out, become acidic, and eventually become saturated with suspended soot particles, just like regular oil. Again, an oil analysis is a good investment to determine the optimum oil change interval. Never exceed the manufacturer requirements for normal service.\n. \n. \n. \nFilter Change Interval\n. \n. \n. \nBack in the days of 3000 mile oil changes many manufacturers recommended filter changes only half as often because the filter did not become clogged with dirt at only 3000 miles. This was good advice back then, especially because with non-detergent motor oils a lot of the sludge remained stuck to internal engine parts rather than being carried in the oil to the filter. Nowadays the filter should be changed at every oil change. There are some people who believe so much in synthetic oil that they change filters without changing the oil. There's no harm in changing the filter without changing the oil, but there is no point in doing this.\n. \n. \n. \nDo-it-yourself versus paying someone to do it\n. \n. \n. \nOil changes are pretty inexpensive when done at a reputable repair shop or dealer. Most dealers offer oil change specials that cost less than the quick-change oil places, and the dealers do a better job and use better filters. Where I live the dealers have very long service department hours including on Saturday (some on Sunday). The dealers also offer a time guarantee, generally that they'll get you in and out in less than 30 minutes or the next oil change is on them. Another advantage of having it done at a repair shop or dealer is that you have solid legal proof of the date and mileage when the oil change took place. My personal preference is to have the oil changed at a dealer during the warranty period. Edmunds has a page on secret warranties that states: "If you service your vehicle through an independent or aftermarket facility, what does the manufacturer owe you in terms of assistance? Manufacturers cannot control the quality of the parts used or work performed when you service your vehicle through aftermarket service facilities. Also remember that the treatment you receive as a customer has a great deal to do with you being a loyal customer to the dealer and the manufacturer." See: http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fiw/articles/43008/article.html .\n. \n. \n. \nIf you change the oil yourself follow these guidelines (especially during the warranty period):\n. \n. \n. \n1. Buy the oil, filter (from the dealer), and drain plug gasket (if necessary) within a few days of the oil change (don't stock up during a sale). You want dated proof that you bought the supplies near the date of the oil change.\n. \n. \n2. Keep a log book of your maintenance. Staple the receipts for the oil and filter into the book.\n. \n. \n3. If you really want to be anal then take a dated photograph of the oil change being performed. Have the photos processed at a lab that dates the back of the prints. Stick the prints into the maintenance log.\n. \n. \nNone of this really proves that you changed the oil when you said you did, but it would be sufficient should the manufacturer challenge a warranty claim based on lack of oil changes.\n. \n. \n. \nQuick-Lube (and dealer) Problems to Watch Out For\n. \n. \n. \n1. SAE30 oil. Some quick-lube places have been known to offer advertised specials that use SAE 30 oil, as opposed to 5W30 or 10W30. Pay the extra for the proper oil, or better yet avoid merchants that try to pull this kind of thing because it's an indicator that they are less than honest.\n. \n. \n. \n2. Trying to use the wrong oil because it's what they have in bulk. Insist on the oil that is specified on your filler cap and in your manual.\n. \n. \n. \n3. Pumping the oil out through the dipstick hole instead of removing the drain plug. I came across this gem when I asked if I needed to bring my own copper drain plug gasket. They said that they didn't remove the drain plug to drain the old oil. This was the Oil Changer location at Kifer & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, California. Pumping the oil out through the dipstick hole is a terrible way to get the old oil out because it leaves a lot of junk in the bottom of the oil pan. This was a long time ago and maybe they've changed their ways since then.\n. \n. \n. \n4. Selling unneeded and overpriced services such as engine flushes.\n. \n. \n. \n5. Selling overpriced, and often low quality, parts such as wiper blades and washer fluid, PCV valves, thermostats, etc. Never let a quick-lube place do any mechanical work on your vehicle.. They do no use journeyman mechanics.\n. \n. \n. \n6. Using poor quality filters. You really want to bring your own filter, from the dealer, with you when you go to a quick-lube place. They may take $1 or $2 off the price if you do this but don't count on it.\n. \n. \n. \n7. If you have a vehicle that actually still has Zerk fittings to lubricate then be sure that they actually lubricate these fitting. Most cars no longer require lubrication but some trucks still do.\n. \n. \n. \n8. Do not let a quick-lube place change or add any fluids other than oil. No transmission fluid, no brake fluid, no power steering fluid, no antifreeze, no oil additives, no fuel additives. It is just too easy for them to use the wrong fluid and cause permanent damage to your vehicle.\n. \n. \nFor some horror stories about Jiffy Lube see: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/jiffy_lube.htm . I think I'll pass on them! (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \nFor any car, it's usually every 3,000 miles. If you are pretty close to that and going on a long trip, get it early.\n. \n. \n- Your best bet is to check the car manul. If I'm not mistaken is every 5,000 miles. If your driving conditions are hard, lot of traffic, dus…ty, car jams, do it every 3,000. (MORE)
Answer . \n100% synthetic will not go bad by itself. What makes 100% synthetic oil bad is basic oil filtration. The oil filtration system on a car is not very efficient, therefore allows the oil to get dirty. Once the oil gets dirty, the oil does not fare as well.\n. \nThere are brands of 10…0% syn oil that only require a 1yr/25,000 mile change (with guarantees-- google search 25,000 mile oil change). There are others (on store shelves) that require a 5000 mile change, but charge the same price as the 25,000 mile oil change. \n. \nMake sure to look for 100% syn. There are syn oils out there that are actually a "synthetic blend", which means it's part syn, part conventional oil. (MORE)
Answer . Always follow the recommended oil change intervals in your owners manual (synthetic or not.). ANSWER . The automotive manufacturer does not refine oil, they do not even make their own parts, they assemble vehicles and by law submit API lubrication recommendations for assembled vehicles…. Your best bet in motor oil or any consumer product that you purchase is to go by the manufactures product recommendation. If you would like to check out just how far you can go on an oil drain interval. (MORE)
Gear oil should be changed every 4,000 to 5,000 miles. Motor oilshould be changed every 3,000 miles to keep the engine runningclean.
I dodged the bullet on that one by not using synthetic oil in my car. If I did, I would be sure to change it at least as often as my owner's manual stipulates so I don't void my warranty.
You didn't say what year or model BMW. The service intervals vary a huge amount between models a years. BMW built since the mid-1980s have a service indicator. You should change the oil when the service indicator tells you to. On BMWs that specify synthetic oil, you should change the oil when …the indicator counts down to zero or once a year whichever comes first. (MORE)
This is a question that will draw MUCH debate. There are those that say every 3000 miles and those the say more. Let me provide an example on the newer GM models there is an Oil Life display that pops up on the Dash. It is telling you the driver that you need to change the oil. This light comes o…n generally around 10,000 miles. Other auto makers also have a similar Oil Life display the pops up, but I'm not sure on the miles. From a Ford website: Ford Motor Company generally recommends getting an oil change every 5,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. If you drive your vehicle under tougher conditions, you should change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles or every three months, which ever comes first. Follow this schedule if you:. Tow or carry heavy loads . Idle or drive at low speeds for long distances . Drive in dusty conditions . Drive off-road frequently . Use E85 fuel more than 50% of the time . http://www.genuineservice.com/genuineservice/en/default?page=Oil Then there was a recent article in the news about automakers extending the recommended mileage. http://www.boston.com/cars/news/articles/2007/04/01/carmakers_increase_oil_change_intervals/ Excerpt: . Peter Lord, executive director of GM's service operations, said oil can last 12,000 miles or even more for many drivers who don't run their vehicles in extreme heat or cold or tow heavy loads.. "It really does depend on the individual customer and how they've used the vehicle," he said.. Ford said it has found that its customers like a set mileage for service rather than wait for a sensor to tell them what to do.. For those who don't believe the sensors, Lord says GM has reams of data showing that they're reliable, and they notify drivers far in advance of when a change is necessary.. "We are absolutely confident of the technology. We back it with a 100,000 mile power-train warranty now, so there's no doubt in our mind that this technology works," he said.. The longer oil life can save customers money. Ford estimates that drivers would save $600 over a five-year period by going from 5,000 miles to 7,500 between oil changes -------------------------- So in light of these facts why would you change perfectly good oil at 3000 miles. I happen to be one that says with the correct Oil, Filtration and Oil Analysis you can go beyond 7,500 and up to 25,000 miles and beyond. Hope This Helps. (MORE)
Oil Changes in a Mazda MPV . That is a Question that will draw Much Debate and Many Answers , let me start with this. Synthetic oil is proving to be a superior lubricant for all engines. It not only lasts longer but also creates far less "sludge" and other buildup. Engine sludge is actually p…araffin, much like the wax that is used to make candles. The paraffin breaks off of an oil hydrocarbon chain and bonds with other paraffin molecules, until you create a large amount of sludge inside the engine. Regular oil changes can slow the process, since the paraffin molecule typically starts to break off after the oil has been used for a while. But since the paraffin has been removed from the synthetic oil, you'll end up with a far cleaner oil, plus the oil will not break down for up to 25,000 miles, giving you far superior lubrication inside the engine. While synthetic oils make claims to last that long, most people never use it for much more than 10,000 or 12,000 miles. But even then, it's far less expensive since you're changing less often, and you still have the advantage that it provides superior lubrication. The more reputable auto manufacturers will not specify a brand of oil, but will indicate the viscosity and request specific engineering certifications. Look at the top of the oil can/bottle for the engineering specification stamps, and read the owners manual for the recommended viscosity. All oil manufacturers offer you a choice of oil viscosities. In the newer GM automobiles like the GMC Canyon they have an Oil Life indicator that displays on the dash when you have reached what they consider to be time to change your oil. This generally happens around 10,000 miles. . If you are not comfortable with going say 25,000 miles/1 year then you can always go with a 7,500 Mile/6 months, with Amsoil Motor Oil. On a MPV I believe the recommend viscosity is 5W-30 Hope This Helps. (MORE)
first oil change at about 2000 miles to get all the metal flakes out of the oil left friom manufacturing pluse changin the filter wuld be a good idea too and then i change mine ery 4000 mile but it all depends on the type of bike and the owners manual.................................................…............... On my Harley I change oil and filter every 2500 to 3000 miles. I ride with the traffic, sometime faster .and use Mobil 1. Go to "Harley tech talk" and u'll get a zillion opinions on this subject., how u ride ,how fast, do u lug it or scream down the hwy, u ride city or freeway, how big engine, stock or hopped up motor, how many cyclinders, air or water cooled, u got a oil cololer, , u have a passenger,or trailer, how old r u, synthetic or dyno oil, what kind filter, etc, etc, etc, (MORE)
I change it every 5000 miles. That's the factory recommendation.. My dad used to change the filter every 5000 and the oil every 10,000. I figure changing oil is cheap insurance. A penny a mile is not too much to ask..
on average, every 5,000 miles. More or less, depending on your driving style, weather conditions and type of oil.
If it is the synthetic blend, you should change the oil every 3,000 miles. If it is a full synthetic, you should change the oil every 5,000 miles.
It is best to change the oil after every 6000 miles. The mostimportant thing is to follow the recommendations for your car.
Depends on how you drive. I recommend every 5,000 miles under normal conditions. If you drive nothing but highway you can change oil/filter every 6,000 miles. Forget the 3,000 miles that the quick lube shops recommend. They just want your money.
I don't care what model vehicle it is I change oil at 3,000. Others will tell you that you don't need to change it that often but, check oil coloration at 3,000 and make your own decision. A lot of these cars have the light to change oil come on at app. 7,000 miles and I say that is way to much mila…ge. I'm sure someone will tell you that is fine but my money will be spent at no later then 3,500 miles. Hope this helps. 3,500 tops (MORE)
The manufacturer recommends that you change the oil in your 2003Ford focus of every 7500 miles, or every three months. Engines witha lot of miles on them should be changed more frequently.
\nYou can find scheduler in owners manual. In good condition it will be each 10 000 km.
ever 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on your driving style and location. Your on board computer will notify you when service is due. You can also hit the info button to the left of the steering wheel to change menus and see when your next service is due... also if you have the navi package hit info a…nd then service info. (MORE)
Basic owners maluals suggests 3000 miles or 3-6 months. I totally disagree with the above answer. Almost no manufacture isrecommending 3,000 mile oil changes. The 3,000 mile oil change isonly recommended today by people making money off these or bypeople living in the past. Modern oils, and filter…s and the use ofunleaded fuel, have made the 3,000 mile oil change all butobsolete. Change your oil according to the recommendations of themanufacture of your vehicle. I know for a fact they know way moreabout this than a novice. Follow the severe schedule if you areuncomfortable following the normal schedule. (MORE)
The oil should be changed every 6 months or 3,000 miles, wich ever comes first.
Provided the grade and SAE of oil is that recommended by the carmanufacturer and a filter change is done too, it should be OK. I don't recommend it personally. Many have had leaks after changing over. Also, it should never be used during break in period.
every twice a week before u use it so the old oil does taste bad cause it can make u sick
I've typically done 5000 or 6 months, but there are many case where you can go longer than that.
Depending on what type of synthetic you are using. It is a general rule of thumb when changing oil traditionally to have it changed either every 3,000 miles or ever six months which ever comes first. If you are a daily driver then 3,000 miles might be sooner then the six month marker. For synthetic …blends I usually use either Mobile 1 or Royal Purple in my '05 PT Cruiser GT and change it roughly every 5,000 miles never going past the 5,500 mile marker. (MORE)
The user manual recommends changing the oil and oil filter every 5000 miles under normal driving conditions.
If you intend to keep your vehicle's engine clean, change it every time you change your oil. The filter holds the dirt your engine generates. Hence the dark color of your oil as it ages and is pumped through your engine. Dirt is dirt. Get it out.
Every 3-4000 miles, but you can go as many as 5000 miles if you're desperate.
With most synthetic oils, the manufacturing company recommends changing every 3000 miles. Most of these oils, even the cheap off-brand will last up to about 4500 or 5000 miles.
Follow the manufactures recomendations. For even more information, a small sample of your engine oil can be sent to a lab that specializes in oil analysis. Try blackstone labs. Answeroil changes YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR OIL EVERY 3 THOUSAND MILES Answer Generally the owners manual will give you …a service schedule for your vehicle. Typically somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. If you use synthetic oil you can go significantly longer. Answer: I totally disagree with the above answer. If 3,000 miles is good then why not change it at 2,000 or even 1,000 miles, which according to that way of thinking, would be even better. Secondly, you can hurt a few things by following advice that was applicable in the 1950s up to the 1980s, but is poor advice today. You will hurt your wallet by spending money on oil changes that are a waste of oil and money. You also hurt the environment by wasting oil. The 3,000 mile oil change is only recommended today by people making money off these or by people living in the past. Modern oils, and filters and the use of unleaded fuel, have made the 3,000 mile oil change all but obsolete. Change your oil according to the recommendations of the manufacture of your vehicle. I know for a fact they know way more about this than a novice. Follow the severe schedule if you are uncomfortable following the normal schedule. . If you drive 10 to 20 thousand miles a year, every 5000 miles as generally recommended by the manufacturer. If you drive less than 10 thousand miles a year, change the oil about every 3000 miles. It's not just how many miles you drive but how often you start the car and how dusty are the roads. I disagree somewhat with the above answer. The 3,000 mile oil change made sense decades ago but with modern oils and filters it is a waste of money and oil. It still may apply if you drive in very dusty conditions or nothing but stop and go driving and or very short trips of less than 5 miles. Otherwise 5,000 miles is a good choice which lots of manufactures consider their severe recommendation. My advice is to follow the manufactures recommendations. 3000 to 4000 miles for conventional oil and 5000 to 7000 miles for full synthetic oil May I add the above answer. Look in your owner's manual and see what the manufacture recommends. You will more than likely see from 5,000 to 10,000 miles with conventional oil on cars built in the last 10 years. For instance on my 2004 Honda Accord V6 they recommend 10,000 miles under normal conditions. I personally use conventional oil, drive 50-50 city/highway and change my oil/filter every 5,000 miles. I use a quality Purolator Pure One filter and Pennzoil SAE 5W20 oil. The 3,000 mile oil change is a waste of oil & money on modern cars. It was good advice 20 years ago but not today. So read your owner's manual and see what the manufacture recommends and based on how and where you drive, type of oil you use, and determine what is right for your vehicle. Although most car manufactures state emphatically that 5,000 to 7,500 miles should be driven before having the oil changed, I have always changed my oil and filter every 3,000 miles. In my opinion, waiting any longer than that is just asking for trouble ... all my cars have remained mechanically sound for 100's of thousands of miles without any rebuilds or teardowns. Yes, it costs more for routine maintenance, but it's much better for the engine and you may reap the benefits of doing this years down the line. Another opinion. The 3,000 mile oil change was a necessity in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even in the early 90s. But today changing your oil/filter every 3,000 miles is a total waste of money and natural resources as you are just throwing away good oil. Some people remain attached to the 3,000 mile oil change and always say the same thing. Changing it every 3,000 must be better than changing it every 5,000. If that is the case then every 2,000 or 1,000 would be even better. Modern oil and filters are so much better than they were years ago that it is foolish to waste your money on a 3,000 mile oil change. Manufactures warranty their engines much longer than they did in the past so rest assured they would not recommend 5,000, 7,000, or even 10,000 mile oil change intervals if they thought there was a chance it would damage the engine they would have to replace. If you are a skeptic and hung in the 50s, you can send your engine oil to be analyzed. Blackstone Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Ind, will send you a free kit for oil and you send it back with $25 for an analysis. My advice is to follow the recommendations as listed in your owners manual and ignore anyone who tells you the 3,000 mile oil change is still needed. I change mine every 5,000 miles as recommended in my owners manual and I have over 200,000 mile on my 1999 Toyota with not one engine problem. It still runs like new. . Kinda depends on vehicle but rule of thumb is every 3 months or 3000 miles Another opinion. The 3,000 mile oil change was a necessity in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even in the early 90s. But today changing your oil/filter every 3,000 miles is a total waste of money and natural resources as you are just throwing away good oil. Some people remain attached to the 3,000 mile oil change and always say the same thing. Changing it every 3,000 must be better than changing it every 5,000. If that is the case then every 2,000 or 1,000 would be even better. Modern oil and filters are so much better than they were years ago that it is foolish to waste your money on a 3,000 mile oil change. Manufactures warranty their engines much longer than they did in the past so rest assured they would not recommend 5,000, 7,000, or even 10,000 mile oil change intervals if they thought there was a chance it would damage the engine they would have to replace. If you are a skeptic and hung in the 50s, you can send your engine oil to be analyzed. Blackstone Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Ind, will send you a free kit for oil and you send it back with $25 for an analysis. My advice is to follow the recommendations as listed in your owners manual and ignore anyone who tells you the 3,000 mile oil change is still needed. I change mine every 5,000 miles as recommended in my owners manual and I have over 200,000 mile on my 1999 Toyota with not one engine problem. It still runs like new. . Answer Depending on your driving condtions. Severe dusty/dirty sustained high speed extensive stop and go probably every 3000 milesIf these conditions don't apply, you can safely go above 5000 miles, but check oil level regularlyYou can also use synthetic motor oil, which has a much greater life expectancy than traditional dino oil. You could easily change oil every 6000 miles using synthetic.There are oil analysis kits available on the internet, you can get one, which consists of a paper test strip and a sample to mail into the lab. Usually this is used by diesel truckers to gauge their oil.The REAL answer: 5000 for those listed under the above 3000 mile category or 7500 miles. 3000 miles was established back in the 1960s and hasn't been updated because it helps create profit for the people who sell oil or do oil changes. To be most accurate check your owners manual Answer . It is recommend that you change the oil at every 5000 miles. Some people live by the 3000 miles theory. Some newer vehicle are even recommended at every 7500 miles, but I think that is really pushing the oil. I change mine at 5000 miles and I also use synthetic oil, but that is a personal preference also. oil change . It depends on the vehicle, some recommend every 3000 miles. (MORE)
For a typical passenger car or truck. Every three months or three thousand miles, whichever comes first. Check your owners manual for proper service intervals.
The standard is every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Synthetic oil is done every 5,000 miles or 5 months. Or every other normal oil change. I have to totally disagree with the above answer. The 3,000 mile oil change is only recommended by people who make money off oil changes. The 3,000 mile oil ch…ange was needed 20 years ago but with modern engines, modern oil, and filters it is a waste of oil and money. Look in the owner's manual of almost any vehicle made in the last 10 years and you will see recommended oil change intervals of from 7,000 to 10,000 miles and that is with conventional oil. My recommendation is to change your oil/filter every 5,000 miles with conventional oil and every 8,000 miles if you use synthetic or to follow the recommendation listed in your owner's manual. The manufacture knows way more about this that some Quick Lube shop wanting to make money off oil changes. This is not 1990 and to change you oil every 3,000 miles is overkill. Most new Ford cars have a service interval of 12,500 miles and a lot of European manufacturers - BMW, VW - have longer service intervals of 15,000 miles or two years and this has led to specially formulated long-life oils for these cars appearing in the shops. However, many people are still distrustful of these lengthened service intervals and will change the oil (and especially the filter) more frequently, and there's nothing wrong with that! But with the price of fully-synthetic oil being a minimum of twenty quid for five litres in the UK - Â£45 for a premium oil like Mobil 1 - well, we aren't going to throw that away every 3000 miles! And you should still check the oil level once a week - a longer service interval doesn't absolve you from that! (MORE)
Change your oil/filter every 5,000 miles if you use conventional oil and every 8,000 miles if you use synthetic and you drive under normal conditions. If your vehicle is equipped with an oil life monitor system then change it when the system tells you too and reset the oil life monitor. If it does n…ot come on for one year change the oil anyway and reset the system even though the light is not on. (MORE)
after one cooking session, unless chips than you can strain/filter it and use once more. also check for each type of oil you use ie olive, vegetable, corn, sunflower, etc - ususally each has some small quirk in its use, eg dont use top grade olive oil and dont over heat this!
Most recommend every 3000 miles. I think the oil change indicator on your Malibu is set at 3500 miles. The information center on you instrument panel will let you know when an oil change is due. I recommend every 5,000 miles with conventional oil and every 8,000 miles with synthetic assuming you …drive normally. Change it exactly as described in your owners manual if it is less than my recommendation. The 3,000 mile oil change is a thing of the past and is a waste of oil and money. (MORE)
I drop the pan, change the filter and top-off (aprox 4 qts) with new fluid every 35K. You only drain less than half of the fluid but it is better than not changing it at all. If you are not a "do it yourselfer" you can have a garage flush the transmission every 50K or so depending on your driving ha…bits. You can also check your owners manual for a specific mileage number. (MORE)
Yes. The only downside to running synthetics is a potential for old engine seals starting to leak due to varnish build-up being removed by the synthetic oil additives. Other than that, you can swap to synthetic oil without any problems with the engine.
On this year, I would recommend you stick with the older 3,000 mile oil change unless you use synthetic oil and in that case every 5,000 miles.
As the additives wear out and the oil ages it will change to a dark brown color just like regular oil
On most vehicles I recommend you change the oil every 5,000 miles if you are using conventional oil and 8,000 if you are using synthetic. However due to a design flaw in your Saturn engine, you need to change your oil every 3,000 miles.
Some require no maintenance at all. I would recommend changing it when the clutch is replaced.
Follow the manufactures recommendation as listed in your owners manual or change it every 5,000 miles.
Follow the car manual or the oil specifications. As the above answer states follow the recommendations in your owners manual. If you do not have one then change the oil & filter every 7,500 miles if you drive normally.
Before you start you're boating season at a Minimum.... Depending on how many hours you have on the engine over the season and how hard it was driven multiple oil changes can't hurt to prevent condensation from mixing into the oil.
Depends on the make, model, & year vehicle you own. Of course if you follow the manufactures recommended oil change interval you will be fine. If not, you can change the oil/filter every 5,000 with confidence you are doing all you can to protect your investment unless your owner's manual lists a sho…rter interval. (MORE)
The average motorist should change the oil every 3000 miles. Oil should be changed more often if driven in dusty condition.
Usually the oil filter of the car is changed when the oil is changed. The oil change should be done on regular bases after like 3000-5000 miles or when the car is brought to the garage for a service.
Unless you are driving in extremely cold or hot conditions conventional oil is all you need to use. The exception is any air cooled engine where synthetic is of benefit, or if the manufacture recommends you use synthetic. Also if the vehicle is used to tow heavy loads.
Really depends on engine. Depending on what its and what year it is, OE recommendations range from 15,000 to 40,000 miles.
The oil can most likely go twice your old change interval, but theoil filter at oil needs changed at the manufacturerrecommendations, 3000miles for example.