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Unread 09-06-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Oil Changes and Check ups...

Hi!

I bought my Compass sport at the end of June.

I travel a good bit everyday for work (figure 50 miles a day)

But almost all of that is rural highway (45-60)

I just took her in for the first oil change at 3500 miles.

The new sticker says come back at 6500.

Do you guys think I should go with every 3000 or push it out a little further?

Thanks!

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Unread 09-06-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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i go between every 3000-5000 miles, actually, first oil change i had at 2970, last oil change at 7260
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Unread 09-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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It sounds like we have about the same kind of drive. I change mine every 3000. It's darn cheap insurance. It's not so much that the oil wears out, it's that it gets polluted with acids, moisture and other contaminants.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 05:12 AM   #4
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It's not so much that the oil wears out, it's that it gets polluted with acids, moisture and other contaminants.
ditto.. the oil itself may be good for thousands more but the stuff it absorbs is what harms the engine.

every 3000, no matter how many miles the oil may claim to be good for, is the ticket for me too.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 07:48 AM   #5
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You could switch to synthetic and push your oil change routine out another 2-3k miles (personal preference).

Sticking with dino oil, I recommend 3k oil changes. Its ok if it goes another 2-500 miles, just don't push it.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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Yeah, I tried to get it in for 3k miles but I couldnt get in any earlier and I drive a lot of miles (Did a road trip right before hitting 3k).
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Unread 09-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #7
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I use synthetic and go the required 6k between changes.
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