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Oil Change How often do I need to get an oil change? How many miles?

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SOURCE: HOW TO CHANGE THE OIL IN A 2000 BUICK CENTURY

on the bottom of your engine there is the bottom of the oil pan. there will be a bolt on it usually in the corner. you will need to pull the bolt and the oil will drain out of the car. you will also need to replace the filter. if you stand in front of your car with the hood up and look straight down you should see a canister on the side of the engine. it will have finger grips on the end of it. it may be white/orange/black ect depending on what brand the filter is. you will need to pull that and replace it as well. it turn counter clockwise to come out . when you install the new filter it is highly recemmended that you take a little bit of oil and run it on the gasket of the new filter. after it is installed and the drain plug is re-installed you can now put new oil in the car. you can do this by looking on the top of your engine and there will be a cap with yellow letters on it. you will need to turn it counter clock wise as well to take the cap off. than fill the engine back up with oil. on your model it should take between 5 to 6 quarts of oil. you can ask you auto store retailer to be sure how much you need to get. and what type. EX: 10w-30,10w40,ect.....

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Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: no problem, just question on oil change,

No, it is better to change the oil every 3 month's or 3,000 miles, which ever comes first. Over a period of time the oil breaks down and becomes thick and sludgy, and won't circulate to the valve train the way it should, then you end up with serious engine problems.Trust me, Ive worked on cars for 40 years.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to reset my oil change.

Turn on the key and within 5 seconds press the gas pedall 3 times to the floor and then watch the change oil soon light blink a few times and it is reset for another term of driving.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

SOURCE: just wanted to know what should be checked at

if its been two years and you love your car a trans service would'nt hurt. Number one reason transmissins fail is due to failure to service fluid. Other than that recommend a cabin air filter if it has'nt been changed in a year.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: when to change fuel filter

You should change the filter @ least 30,000 miles.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 buick lesabre oil pressure dropped to 0 and

my sister had the same problem. There are 2 sensors that can cause this when they go bad. One is the oil pressure switch, which is located near the oil filter. When the PCM reads this switch, and gets a low reading, it will automatically kill the engine. The switch costs around $4.00 and is a 5 minute replacement job. The other possibility is that the crank position sensor has gone bad. When this sensor goes bad, the PCM can't read the appropriate speeds of the crankshaft, and will adjust the fuel and air mixture to compensate, often times the engine will die because it is getting insufficient fuel and air. The Crank position sensor is located on the engine block near the water pump. It is around $40.00 and at the most a 30 minute replacement job if you are unfamiliar with the process. I hope this helps. I'm a vehicle mechanic in the Air Force, with roughly 7 years of experience on the floor.

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How to reset change oil soon light


Oil Life Monitor Resetting (KD, KE)
Description
The engine oil life monitor will indicate when to change the engine oil and the engine oil filter - usually between 5 000 km (3,000 miles) and 12 500 km (7,500 miles) since the last oil change. Under severe conditions, the CHANGE OIL message may be displayed before 5 000 km (3,000 miles). The vehicle must not be driven more than 12 500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months without an oil change.
The engine oil life monitor will not detect dust in the oil. If the vehicle is driven in a dusty area, be sure to change the oil every 5 000 km (3,000 miles) or sooner if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message is displayed.
Reset the oil life monitor when the oil has been changed.
Resetting Procedure
Press the INFORMATION SKIP button on the DIC control panel in order to display the OIL LIFE LEFT message.
Press and hold the RESET NO button until the display shows 100% ENGINE OIL LIFE.

Jan 29, 2016 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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My 2006 chevy hhr is in between oil changes and two courts low and time to change oil again.


First thing,don't let the manufacture tell you that you can 5000 to 6000 mile without an oil change.Next thing they want you to use oil that is much too thin.They don't want the engine to last too long because they can't sell you a new car that often.City driving you need to change your oil at least every 3000 mile and highway every 4000 mile.The biggest problem is having you oil changed at a quick change that uses BULK oil.If they don't offer oil from a jug,next time bring you own oil if you have to.Use 10w30 in the winter months and 10w40 in the Summer.It don't hurt to put in a can of STP after each change.

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How many miles before oil change is needed


I drive quite a few miles in my 1998 LEXUS LS40 and have religiously changed the oil every 5,000 miles (and rotated the tires). Im pushing 185,000 miles on it now and I am due to change the timing belt a second time next weekend. That being said, I have never had any issues with the engine changing the oil at a 5,000 mile interval. I use the standard synthetic blend oil at the local quick stop type oil change places.

Sep 23, 2012 | 1998 Lexus LS 400

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Which is better: to change the oil every 5,000 miles or when the message: "change oil" appears on the dashboard?


If it is synthetic oil,it depends on what you used.Some are good up to 12K miles.If it is the synthetic and the normal change is at 5K,that should be fine.I am not sure if it is a pre-programmed refernce from the odometer which will turn on the light,but the only alternative would be something which would be able to measure the viscosity of the oil(yet another current unnecessary component to fail in the new technology age,like a check engine light),but I do not think or at least hope that it does not exist.You could call a dealer to see what makes that light come on if you want but if you have 5K oil,5K oil change is fine,if you have 12K oil,12K oil change is fine.Just check your oil level every 750-1,000 miles.
Good luck! Greg

Sep 28, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How often should I change the Transmission fluid, normal driving ? Thank you Gary


It's listed in your owner's manual. Schedule A is normal driving conditions.
SCHEDULE "A"
7,500 miles (12 000km) or at 6 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.

15,000 miles (24 000km) or at 12 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.

22,500 miles (36 000km) or at 18 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Inspect front wheel bearings.
- Inspect brake linings.

30,000 miles (48 000km) or at 24 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and filter (4.7L).

37,500 miles (60 000km) or at 30 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and filter (5.2L/5.9L).
- Drain and refill transfer case fluid.

45,000 miles (72 000km) or at 36 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Inspect front wheel bearings.
- Inspect brake linings.
- Flush and replace engine coolant at 36 months, regardless of mileage.

52,500 miles (84 000km) or at 42 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Flush and replace engine coolant if not done at 46 months.

60,000 miles (96 000km) or at 48 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace ignition cables (5.2L/5.9L).
- Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace as necessary (5.2L/5.9L).
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid (4.7L).

67,500 miles (108 000km) or at 54 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Inspect front wheel bearings.
- Inspect brake linings.

75,000 miles (120 000km) or at 60 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and filter (5.2L/5.9L).
- Drain and refill transfer case.
- Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000miles (48 000km) or 24 months since last change.
- Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.

82,500 miles (132 000km) or at 66 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000miles (48 000km) or 24 months since last change.

90,000 miles (144 000km) or at 72 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Inspect front wheel bearings.
- Inspect brake linings.
- Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace as necessary.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid (4.7L).

97,500 miles (156 000km) or at 78 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.

105,000 miles (168 000km) or at 84 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48 000km) or 24 months since last change.
- Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required.

112,500 miles (181 000km) or at 90 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and filter (5.2L/5.9L).
- Inspect front wheel bearings.
- Inspect brake linings.
- Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48 000km) or 24 months since last change.

120,000 miles (192 000km) or at 96 months
- Change engine oil.
- Replace engine oil filter.
- Replace engine air cleaner filter.
- Replace ignition cables (5.2L/5.9L).
- Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary.
- Replace spark plugs.
- Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace as necessary.
- Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid (4.7L).

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Sep 05, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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How often do you need to change oil for 2009 Honda CR-V?


The average oil change is every 3,000 miles

Jan 05, 2010 | 2007 Honda CR-V

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How often do it need an tune up,oil change engine coolant and brakes changed?wen to check the oil


this depends on how you drive and how many miles you have on your car and what type oil you are using, on a 1994 you should do a tune up every 30 to 40 thousand miles. You need to do a engine clean then change oil. if you use a good quality oil you can go every 3 to 5 thousand miles on changing oil. You need to change the oil in the drive train after 30 thousand miles and the transmission oil and filter should be changed every 30 thousand miles. Also the Thermostat and antifreeze should be changed every two years to make sure the anti freeze is still lubricating the water pump. Failure to change antifreeze has burt up more engines than I can recall. Check oil in the morning when cold. Check the transmission oil when hot and in park. If you want more detailed information post here.

Sep 29, 2009 | 1994 Ford Thunderbird

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I am worderin when for sure does my explorer need an oil change every 3000 or 5000 miles i have been waitin til it shows me how much oil life it has be4 i change it should i wait 4 that or not i didnt get...


It depends on what kind of oil are you use.Better quality oil lasts longer(5000 miles).If you drive on cheap oil you better change it earlier (3000 miles).

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