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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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My change oil notification came on at 3500 miles. Should I go ahead and change it?

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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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Unread 11-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Do it. If you do it yourself, make sure you get some quality oil with a good filter.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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My change oil notification came on at 3500 miles. Should I go ahead and change it?
Yes - check with your dealer to see if they have a prepaid package - I got 12 for 150.00. That's less than I can buy the filter for...
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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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My change oil notification came on at 3500 miles. Should I go ahead and change it?
And don't forget to reset it.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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yes, and forget the dealer, change it yourself so you know it i done right. don't forget to save the receipt.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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Then switch to Syn 5w-20 Mobil 1 and an extended length wix filter 51516 or one of the following. Change at every 10k. Save your receipts.
Extended Length
Mobil 1 - M1-209
K&N - HP2009
Pure One - PL20195
Amsoil - EAO34
Wix - 51516
AC Delco - PF56
Motorcraft - FL400
Fram - PH3600
Purolator - L20195
Napa - 1516
Bosch 3422
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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #9
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That Mobil 1 extended synthetic is good stuff I run it in everything
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Unread 11-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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Then switch to Syn 5w-20 Mobil 1 and an extended length wix filter 51516 or one of the following. Change at every 10k. Save your receipts.
Extended Length
Mobil 1 - M1-209
K&N - HP2009
Pure One - PL20195
Amsoil - EAO34
Wix - 51516
AC Delco - PF56
Motorcraft - FL400
Fram - PH3600
Purolator - L20195
Napa - 1516
Bosch 3422
Is 10K the normal interval? Or is that when using full synth? I saw 3500 for the first change in the user's manual, but didn't really see an interval after that.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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10k is for the mobil1 extended synthetic and you have to get the filter that's is good for the same amount. Otherwise yeah 3-4k changes
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Unread 11-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #12
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There is no reason to waste your money at 3-4k oil changes. Modern engines and unleaded gas paved the way to longer change intervals, even with dino oil.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #13
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There is no reason to waste your money at 3-4k oil changes. Modern engines and unleaded gas paved the way to longer change intervals, even with dino oil.
So if I pre-pay 150 for 12 changes/3 years (12.50 per change) - and only drive 10,000 per year but use all 4 at 2500 miles each I am wasting my money?

Good point so I will only do 2 changes per year at 49.95 each for a three year cost of - 299.70. (or do it myself at 23.79 for the oil and 7.00 for the filter for 30.00 per change - or 180 per year - plus my TIME which is now worth negative 30.00 under this plan) That way I am not wasting my money even though I am spending more. Are you by any chance a Democratic President?

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Unread 11-10-2012, 09:01 AM   #14
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There is no reason to waste your money at 3-4k oil changes. Modern engines and unleaded gas paved the way to longer change intervals, even with dino oil.
Yeah, I know. Old habits die hard. I've religiously changed my 06 Ram 1500 Hemi, using dino, at every 3-4 k. It still comes out as clean as it goes in, after six years. Throwing money away, I know, but I don't put a lot of miles on it. Only about 8k a year, so really one or two oil changes a year, done by me, is not much of an expense.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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Yeah two a year at 4-5k isn't that big of a deal and still insures it is very clean
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