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Oil HI, I was wondering if someone could tell me the recommended oil change miles and how much it takes? Also what oil do you like best? Thanks

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I change my oil (Shell Rotella T 15W-40) and filter (Wix) every 3k miles. My oil capacity is stamped on my case by my sight glass. Check owner's manual.

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