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Old 05-31-2003, 03:29 PM   #11
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I change my oil every 3000 miles, which is a little over 2 1/2 weeks between changes.
I drove 58,000 last year.
We have a winna' here!!! Light1, I noticed that you replace your H-Bodys every 250,000 miles whether you need to or not. Do you use regular dino oil, like I do, or are you a synthetic person(no offense meant by that statement).
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I've always used Penzoil, since I do mostly stop and go driving. I know people will bash Penzoil, but I've never had problems since I change it every 3 months or less, sometimes every two months. The oil was never dark either.
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Hi

Well...the 89 Regency Brougham, was an excellent car. I loved the styling and the comfort to the extent, that I had it refinished at the age of eight with a color from a 98 Escort. I had it triple cleared and then I wet sanded. It was a beauty, with its Mocha Frost, pristine vinyl roof, and new chrome and grill.

It only needed a *-rack, ac comp, and water pump in its 265,000m ( near 150k with me) as I knew the previous owners.
Unfortunately, the car was hit many times, twice seriously. The final time, the insurance wanted to write it off due to miles. I re-purchased it as a salvage title, and repaired it. Hows that for devotion?

I traded it later because the interior was begining to look bad, and it was difficult to have the leather seats repaired in my area. The car was used by the dealership for one year as a "road car" racking up another 20k, after which, it was resold and is still on the road as far as I know.

The 95 Royale, also only needed minor repairs such as a rack at 120k, two wheel bearings ( one aftmkt was defective), and a rear main seal at 175k. This car was also the victim of another careless driver, although only $1400 damage at 225k. This car was a basic model, and never really was anything but extremely reliable transportation.
It was traded in April, mostly for "alienation of affection" reasons for the curent love..the LSS. The Royale has since been sold as a taxi.

Sorry for the rant... :(
Now to answer your question.

I had used wally 10w-30 synthetic on these cars...changed every 3000, since its only a Group 3, and that it is relatively cheap. I wouldnt exceed 3000m on any Group 3. The only Group 4 available over the counter is M1. I am planing on extending my drains to 4500 with this. Perhaps with a few UOA, I can extend it even further.
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My mom drives between 4,000 & 6,000 miles a month in her SSEi. We change the oil everytime the DIC says to. That is usually between 6,000 & 7,000 miles, since they are all highway miles.

We use Valvoline Durablend 10W-30 oil on every change, and hope it runs until at least 300K, which it should easily do. But I would like to say that we used just the regular Valvoline 10W-30 motor oil in our '92 Olds 88 with an L27 in it (I think they all had an L27, but not sure) from the day we bought it with 10K on it. When we sold it with 193K on it, it ran as good, if not better than when it was new. The '93 Olds 88 that we bought to replace it with only 104K on it is a lot less powerful (probably a half second slower in the 1/4), the only reason we replaced the '92 is because everything except the engine was starting to go (The Exhaust, Suspension, etc..., although the body and paint were perfect), and the fact that we got an AWESOME deal on the '93.
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I usually drive about 4500 per month .
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Yeah, i'm doing about 3400 miles a month

My 97 SSEi is holding up so far. My last tank I got 34 Mpg !! WOW

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Hi

I usually get about 26mpg for tank avg, which is about 63% intestate, 37% city.
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