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Old 09-25-2004, 07:02 PM   #11
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haha yeah whatever you're most comfortable with and can afford. Heck there'* no harm in changing it every 100 miles if you can. BTW here'* that study they did on Mobil 1

http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/stories/mobil1.html

Browse around on that site, tons of tests and information all advertisement free. Some of it quite useful.
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after reading that, I am going to use up my AZ coupons for $1 off per quart, and get my arse some mobil one, and never looking back.


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Old 09-25-2004, 07:35 PM   #13
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careful, how many miles are on your car?
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HI... dono if you remember me.. i am killers friend that this pole is against.. ok he is trying to rub this in my face like i lost a bet .. BUT.. he failed to tell the whole story... all i said is that in the manual for my old buick it said you CAN change the oil evaey 7000 miles IF you drive a certin way.. thare was a big list.. like if you drive on the expressway for 80% of the time.. if you almost never drive on a rocky or dusty road... most trips are over 10 min.. all kinds of stuff.. i also said that you dont NEED to change filter every time.. but atleast every other time.. i said that under certin conditions (listed im manual) it would not make a diffrence to change it every 3000 or 7000 , the engine wont last longer any way.... so thanks for listining.. i didnt think he would tell the whole story..

but i got my new 3.4 in pully put on.. i love it..i have the 99 grand prix gtp..oo.. killer siad it you guys dont like air bags on a prix?? why.. i want it to be fun and cool not just fast? lol.. thanks
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Its funny, I'm reading a post but you have '0' posts heh..

Anyway yeah like I've said I agree with you but there are specifics. Such as using synthetic and driving habits. If you use walmart oil and drive like a bat out of Chicago you maaay wanna close the intervals between changes a little. But if you drive normally, use synthetic, and don't do short burst trips all the time you can probably let it slide. I mean heck, look at the link I posted they went 18k on it
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Jason, lounge posts don't count



Change your oil based on what you expect out of the car. By the book, baby it, or abuse it. Ultimately it'* your choice.

I baby mine by the book and alot of research like DrJay pointed out. I could reasonably go 10k on each oil batch, but I won't. Not even with Mobil 1. I drive like a freaking maniac alot (not endangering other people, I mean heavy-footed), but I still have one of the best running cars here.
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thank you .. see that killer im not so stupit after all.. i guess i DO learn stuff in school..


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Either of you could be right depending on the conditions under which the engine is operated. It'* exactly for this reason that GM now uses oil life meters on newer models.

My 2003 Montana has no scheduled oil changes, it'* only required when the oil life is 35% or less, whether that is 12 months or 12 days, 1200 Kms or 12,000 Kms makes no diference...it'* the conditions that make all the difference.

If you guys wish to debate such topics, you'll have to narrow down the parameters more before a concise answer can be given.

Cheers,
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I change mine every 3000 miles and use Castrol High Mileage oil. I get the oil change that lubes everything and checks everything. As a matter of fact I am due for an oil change now. That DIC reminder startles me when it goes off.
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