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Change the oil every 3,000 mi. or 3 months, whichever comes first, along with the filter and lube the chassis, too.

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however as the oil collects moisture from incomplete combustion any short runs that do not allow the engine to come to full operating temperature to boil off the moisture will need a more regular oil change
So if the car does runs of at least 1/2 hour the the 6 months will be ok
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How frequent in changing engine oil


You should do this each 6 months or each 6000 km in severe conditions, which are one or more of......... frequent towing, all short-run driving, all stop-start driving, frequent dusty conditions or extreme heat.
For good conditions, none of the above, Toyota says you can stretch it to half the above frequency but I would not. Oil is cheaper than a new motor.
For the average driver doing a bit of all this I'd say every 6 months or 10000Km, and change the oil filter at the same time.

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Do I need to change brake fluid, clutch fluid and power steering fluid in my 2000 Honda ex 2Dr. coupe? It has 97,000 miles on it.


Unless you have a record of these fluids being changed in the past 18 months you should definitely change them. These fluids will degrade over time and need to be changed at appropriate intervals.
You should also flush the engine radiator and cooling system and replace with new coolant to the manufacturer's specs unless this has been done in the past 18 months.
Also ensure you change the engine oil and filter frequently (certainly more frequently than the manufacturer maximum interval specs which is based on optimum driving conditions which does not reflect reality.)

Frequent fluid changes = cheap preventative maintenance.

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I cant help you solve your leak problem without more information... but... your oil will be black from a mixture of carbon deposits and acid. Some of this is from the blow-by when the fuel is ignited in the combustion chamber, some is from the oil breaking down when heated by the engines high tempurature. The more frequently you change the oil along with using very high quality oil (like a fully synthetic oil), the less carbon will be built up. Some people rarely change the engine oil, after a while (a few yrs of infrequent oil changes) the carbon will be substantial enough to blacken very recently changed oil.

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