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djfllmn 07-04-2011 09:10 AM

Oil Change intervals
 
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

Ranger Sport 07-04-2011 09:19 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
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

djfllmn 07-04-2011 09:19 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ranger Sport (Post 474114)
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

StealthRanger 07-04-2011 09:21 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djfllmn (Post 474106)
im old school and do it every 3mo/3k miles because that was drilled into my head by my dad


X2!

Ranger Sport 07-04-2011 09:24 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djfllmn (Post 474115)
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.

JesuSaves 07-04-2011 09:28 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
I only drive about 8000 miles a year, so I'm just going to do it every 6 months.

01_ranger_4x4 07-04-2011 09:30 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Every 5000-7000 miles for both trucks.

Twisty 07-04-2011 09:33 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
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.

Boogyman 07-04-2011 09:41 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Synthetic oil is good for twice as many miles as petro. I change mine about every 6K (Castrol Syntech/Edge).

Rango88 07-04-2011 09:59 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
every 4,000 kms so less then 3,000 miles.

north44 07-04-2011 11:11 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
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.

Blessed Ranger 07-04-2011 11:24 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
Every 5k, 95% highway miles

DiabloBlanco 07-04-2011 11:28 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
whenever the shit gets dirty. hahaha

TBarr 07-04-2011 11:30 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
i change every 5k miles with mobil 1 full synthetic
used to change at 3k before i switched to synthetic

TerrenceStuart 07-04-2011 11:51 AM

Re: Oil Change intervals
 
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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