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Old 10-01-2003, 02:04 AM   #21
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my '95 owners manual says:

"When to Change Engine Oil
See if any one of these is true for you:
Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are below freezing.
Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent driving in stop and go traffic).
Most trips are through dusty areas.
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle.
If any one of these is true for your vehicle, then you need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months -- whichever comes first. (See “Change Oil Indicator” in the Index.)
If none of them is true, change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months -- whichever comes first."

Since I have an extended warrenty, I need to be careful to follow these guidelines so I don't void my warrenty coverage, but at the same time, I don't want to waste money doing service that isn't needed. I drive less than average, about 500 miles/month mostly short trip city driving, so I change the oil & filter every 3,000 miles, works out to about every 6 months, kind of half way between the 2 owners manual recommendations.
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What kind of filter ya use hopefuly not fram .
What'* not good about Fram filters? I don't use them religously, but will use them when they're on sale.

Also, what brand of regular oil do you guys recommend. I'm currently using Castrol 5W-30 in both my Bonnies. No issues yet, but they're still young.
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Check this thread for info on Fram filters

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=6762
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i still change mine every 2000 miles, but why not....i have a lift and boxes taller than me of oil
Well you could go longer, since your driving is mainly highway/long distance, which is very good for oil. If you take shorter trips the oils life is decreased.
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ya but they u hit stop and go traffic and rev it up to 5500 rpm......that'* probably not that good for it
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It'* nice for the ears with that flowmaster though.
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It'* nice for the ears with that flowmaster though.
true....its my favorite of the FEW mods i have done
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So if i picked one up could your dad help me install it by chance?
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probably...i'd have to ask the ol' man
he'd probably want a couple bucks, but i would guess he'd be up for it
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Check this thread for info on Fram filters

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=6762
IIRC, Consumer Reports gave Fram filters a high rating in the past, although everybody here seems to think Fram is junk, but then Consumer Reports publishes the results of their taxi testing that seems to suggest that going 10K or more in city driving without an oil change is just peachy-keen for your engine, and everyone says they're geniuses. Sigh...

Personally, I'd probably stretch my 2K oil change intervals out to 10K if Consumer Reports was going to pay for my engine repairs, but while I'm stuck paying for my own repairs, I think I'll stick with my own oil-change schedule as well, thankyouverymuch...
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