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Old 10-06-2007, 08:53 AM
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I don't drive one of these, but in my good cars I change the oil once every 3-4 thousand miles. In my work car about once a year.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:36 PM
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I don't drive one of these, but in my good cars I change the oil once every 3-4 thousand miles. In my work car about once a year.
Great minds think a like, I'm just about the same way with all of my vehicles.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:27 AM
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I play by the rules, once every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Which ever comes first. I have to keep my cars running like new!
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:35 PM
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I play by the rules, once every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Which ever comes first. I have to keep my cars running like new!
That is the best rule and we should follow this because it is a standard rule. I always go with an oil change after a fix mileage.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:03 AM
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That is the best rule and we should follow this because it is a standard rule. I always go with an oil change after a fix mileage.
That's a good rule to go by. I always go a little over 3,000 or 3 months though just because it shouldn't hurt to much.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: How often should you change your oil?

Unless I'm mistaken, they've changed from the original thought of 3,000 miles to about 5,000 miles now.. I'm not sure why.. Maybe the oils are better these days...
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:15 PM
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Where is I know time period has nothing to do with the oil change .It is the mile meter that orders you to change oil.Yes you are doing right .
I think you are right,oil change depends upon the mile meter ,it has nothing to do with the time period.Drivers know when to change oil.When engine needs fresh oil it gives signal .An accurate driver can receive such signals.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:00 PM
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I think you are right,oil change depends upon the mile meter ,it has nothing to do with the time period.Drivers know when to change oil.When engine needs fresh oil it gives signal .An accurate driver can receive such signals.
I do agree... I don't even have to look at the oil sticker they put on my car after they change it, I just keep track of mileage.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:04 PM
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I don't own an IS model, but I change my oil once very 3-4 thousand miles or so.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:46 AM
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To be honest, I don't drive my car daily back and for to work. That is what my beater is for. I drive my car here and their on nice days. I put maybe 1,000-2,000 miles per year on her. So would it be alright to change my oil once every 1 1/2 years like I have been doing or will that cause damage?

I would change your oil more often if you're using regular oil.
Plus sitting in cold weather like you mention causes condensation.
Regular oil doesn't hold additives as long as synthetics.Oil will always be oil but the important additive package wears.Once exposed to combustion your oil will break down just sitting.
With synthetic oil you can go a year.
Oil changes aren't expensive.Why take a chance?
Even Amsoil doesn't recommend keep their oil in a vehicle for more than a year.

Once a year for me on the IS.
Only do 6-7K and use Amsoil.
The wife's RAV4 goes one year which is about 12-13K miles.

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