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Myth about changing oil every 3k miles

It wont hurt to change the oil every 3 thousand miles but it is a waste of money. Cars today burn a whole lot cleaner than yesteryears. Cars today can go 6k miles or more on a single oil change.

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do i need to change oil in my truck every 3000 miles?


Please give the make model and year, and how far do you drive it on these outings?

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I want to know when to do the serving of my Toyota Camry 1998. When to change the oil


Most import vehicle manufactures recommend changing oil at 5-7 thousand miles.When you have a wide range of temp as in the Northern United States, you need to have the oil changed 3-5 thousand miles. The reason is that the oil collects condensation after it has been up to operating temps, and shut off. There is some test that are being checked as to if the hot and humid temps have the same effect as in the winter months. I believe, it should be changed every 3 months and 3 thousand miles, which ever occurs first. I have used Synthetic oil in all of my vehicles, both cars and SUV's and change them at 5,000 miles. One of my Explorer's has passed 500,000 miles and the other one has 268,000. My cars also have Syn oil, is over 232,000 and no Mechanical problems in any of them. I hope this helps you with your question. Craig

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Hi, A service center just recommended an engine flush for my 2001 xj8 vanden plas. I wondered if this is a Jaguar recommended service? Thanks, Andrew


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Jan 07, 2010 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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