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Old 04-17-2007, 08:12 PM   #21
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I agree with Boosty that your driving styles dictate your oil-changing frequency. If you do short commutes, like city driving, the oil will deterorate faster.

For my oil changes, I go by the color of the oil. When it starts to get a deep-brown color, out she comes.
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please, get your oil analyzed, then you can make an informed decision on if your oil is clean or not at a set [email protected], 5k, 10k.
i have changed my oil 16 times in 145,000 miles, with 3 GAS ENGINE OIL ANALYSIS
that said i could have gone further but at every 10k its easy to remember when to
change the oil. i get my oil analyzed at http://www.blackstone-labs.com/index.html
it also tells you if your air and oil filters are doing a good job?

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Originally Posted by wintboy
i use amsoil as i get it at cost and usually runs me about 30 bucks, its rated for 25.000 miles or a year but i change it at 7500, i use their filter also
That'* what I do too in my diesel. Except I run the full 15k on one filter and change, or I'm trying to I should say. I'm going to get to 10K and do an oil analysis. Which you can also get the kis postage paid through AMSOIL for like $20 and then you send everything off to http://www.oaitesting.com for analysis. Check'em out here:


Let me know if you wanna get hook'd up on AMSOIL. Check out the links in my sig for free catalog and the amsoil store
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