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Old 11-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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Good article for the inexperienced and us old(er) guys as well. Doesn't hurt to read a basic article now and then.

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...OnYourCar.aspx

Plus, it'* good for a couple controversial comments.
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I agree with most of the things posted there...
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3,000-mile oil changes. Manufacturers typically suggest 5,000 miles, 7,500 miles or even longer intervals between oil changes (many car markers now include oil-life monitors that tell you when the oil is dirty -- sometimes as long as 15,000 miles.) There may be two recommendations for oil-change intervals: one for normal driving and one for hard use. If you live in a cold climate, take mostly very short trips, tow a trailer or have a high-revving, high-performance engine, use the more aggressive schedule. If you seldom drive your car, go by the calendar rather than your odometer. Twice a year changes are the minimum.
This made my blood boil. Oil life montiors SUCK.
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Car washes. Ten bucks for long lines and gray water? Nothing shows you care like doing it yourself.
That'* right^^^^^^^

Get out and do it. No matter how early it is or how cold it gets
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I had a feeling the oil change intervals comments would make someone pipe up....lol!

I must admit to changing mine near the 3,000 intervals, still. Yes newer oils are better, but that is one expense I believe to be worth it in the long run. Remember though, that I'm the buy it and drive forever type, so this just seems like insurance to me.
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I had a feeling the oil change intervals comments would make someone pipe up....lol!

I must admit to changing mine near the 3,000 intervals, still. Yes newer oils are better, but that is one expense I believe to be worth it in the long run. Remember though, that I'm the buy it and drive forever type, so this just seems like insurance to me.
Mine doesn't see 3100 miles before the oil is changed
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