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Old 12-13-2009, 08:37 PM
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Default How often do you Change oil

Hey, I am wondering how often do you change your oil in your 4 cylinder ranger?
After how many miles?
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:40 PM
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every 3 months or 3000 miles. Thats the usual for like 90% of cars.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:43 PM
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Oh, I thought it was every 10000 miles..
But my ranger is still running strong so i am fine
I was just wondering..
I changed my oil at 103k now i have 107k
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:47 PM
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Dealership now recommends 5,000 I think.... I usually go to about 4K then I start planning for the oil change in the coming weeks...
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:44 PM
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3000 on conventional oil

5000 on a Mixed blend

7000 on full synthetic


i change mine every 4000 using Valvoline Dura blend....but i am REALLY picky about my maintainence
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:57 PM
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i change mine every 3000-3500 miles and use Pennzoil 5w30 and a motor craft filter.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:01 PM
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once every 1 year or so. Maybe longer. I rarely drive my truck....about 3000miles a year.

The reason automobile manufacturers say to change every 5000miles or so, is because every time you change your oil, it introduces 'harmful vapors into the air'
anyways, change it 3000miles 3months if on regular oil, or whenever the synthetic tells you to.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:52 AM
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On my '90 I would do it every 3k to 5k. Until it started burning so much oil, then I'd just add more every so often. Poor truck.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:39 AM
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3000-5000.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:16 AM
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I change Regular 5W-20 W/ Filter on my 2003 2.3 beater every 2000 miles.
I change Synthetic Mobil1 5W-20 W/ Fiilter on the 2004 show truck every 3000 miles
I change Synthetic Mobil1 10W-30 W/ Filter on the Evolution IX every 1500 miles
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:18 AM
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i change mine with MotorCraft 5w-30 every 4,000 miles.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:38 AM
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all my cars get oil change and filter every 3000 milles. except my old grandprix i just check the oil before i drive. it burns so much oil it always has clean oil.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:32 AM
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I might need to change mine then. Because i changed it at 103k now i am at 107k. So i am going to change it soon. I think i might be able to get another 1000 miles off of it though.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:06 PM
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all my cars get oil change and filter every 3000 milles. except my old grandprix i just check the oil before i drive. it burns so much oil it always has clean oil.
What year is your Gran P.? I had a 76, kept it 13yrs. I change mine various times, from 3,000 - 10,000 and never had a motor go out or burnt oil.Changing oil is not absolutely necessary at 3,000. I've done all of my cars this way and kept all from 7 - 13yrs. I have a 98 Mitsu Eclipse turbo in the garage now that I bought in 97 and still the motor is as smooth & powerfull as day 1.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:00 PM
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Do you think i can get another 500 miles out of it or so before i change??

I had 103808 miles when i changed now i have 107012 miles
So that is past 3000 miles.
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