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View Poll Results: How often do you change your oil
every 3k 85 47.22%
every 5k 68 37.78%
over 5k 27 15.00%
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:10 AM
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just curious to see how often you guys change your oil...im old school and do it every 3mo/3k miles because that was drilled into my head by my dad
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:19 AM
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I do mine every 6 months (as recommended by the dealership) because of my low mileage.



Changes me from the GM "do it when i tell you to" computer system that was around 20000kms
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I do mine every 6 months (as recommended by the dealership) because of my low mileage.



Changes me from the GM "do it when i tell you to" computer system that was around 20000kms
i hate those computers
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:21 AM
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im old school and do it every 3mo/3k miles because that was drilled into my head by my dad

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:24 AM
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i hate those computers
Ecotec engines are so reliable though, i think it's a good system.

Imagine being able to change your oil @12k, the money you'd save (for me it would be about 85$/yr).

Oh and i voted 5k; i'm somewhere around 4k.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:28 AM
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I only drive about 8000 miles a year, so I'm just going to do it every 6 months.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:30 AM
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Every 5000-7000 miles for both trucks.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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No schedule for me.
I change it a couple times a year, always b4 a trip when I haul my camp trailer.

I have read that the 3k mile changes on newer engines are not needed.
Todays oils and engines can go much farther between changes.
5k to 8k and sometimes more as Ranger Sport mentioned.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:41 AM
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Synthetic oil is good for twice as many miles as petro. I change mine about every 6K (Castrol Syntech/Edge).
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:59 AM
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every 4,000 kms so less then 3,000 miles.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:11 AM
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Every 5000 km, or 3000 miles, as per maintenance schedule - occasionally will be a couple of hundred km over, sometimes a hundred km or so early - averages out.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:24 AM
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Every 5k, 95% highway miles
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:28 AM
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whenever the shit gets dirty. hahaha
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:30 AM
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i change every 5k miles with mobil 1 full synthetic
used to change at 3k before i switched to synthetic
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:51 AM
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5,000 miles as recommended by ford. which is where i get it changed.
Now, before anyone say's I'm being ripped off, here's the breakdown -
Full oil change
all fluids topped off
all grease fittings checked/filled
tires rotated
$29.00
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