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Old 04-24-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I guess YOU are the final answer on oil changes huh? So when BMW says 10K oil change intervals they are kissing their engine goodbye? I owned a Jaguar, absolutely trouble free (engine) for 127K miles when I sold it, with dino oil changes at 7500 miles. The factory spec was 10K miles.

You act like nothing has changed in 50 years of gasoline engines.
Ill say it again. Spend $30-40k on a vehicle and skimp on a $20 oil change is not smart. Its lazy..
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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heres for all of those who think the first oil change should go to 10k miles.. This was changed at 5k miles.. Note the comments and that the aluminum is 3 times what it should be as is Iron and copper..
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Ill say it again. Spend $30-40k on a vehicle and skimp on a $20 oil change is not smart. Its lazy..
No it is not lazy. It is trusting the automaker's recommendations more than I trust you. Nothing you have posted here proves that more frequent oil changes than recommended lengthen the life of an engine.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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No it is not lazy. It is trusting the automaker's recommendations more than I trust you. Nothing you have posted here proves that more frequent oil changes than recommended lengthen the life of an engine.
my last post did not ?? Did you actually read it.. or not?

Even if I am not right... Don't you think spending $20 every 3 months for piece of mind on the second greatest investment in life??.. Its just cheap piece of mind on a large investment people make.. Remember, all the factory worries about is the engine making it 36k miles or so until the warranty wears out.. And selling cars that are low maintenance.

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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This thread is going in circles.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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my last post did not ?? Did you actually read it.. or not?

Even if I am not right... Don't you think spending $20 every 3 months for piece of mind on the second greatest investment in life??.. Its just cheap piece of mind on a large investment people make.. Remember, all the factory worries about is the engine making it 36k miles or so until the warranty wears out.. And selling cars that are low maintenance.
Do you really believe any brand of automobile would survive if their engines cratered after the warranty expired? This is the age of the internet. EVERYONE would know. And that brand would die a quick death. I get no peace of mind wasting money for unnecessary services. My anecdotal experience is no less valid than yours. My vehicles get their oil and filter changes at or just under manufacturer's specs. My Hondas tell me when to change the oil. And their engines work perfectly. None are less than five years old.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This thread is going in circles.
We're on a 3000 mile oil change , at internet speed

Oil discussions seem to go this way on any on-line forum.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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We're on a 3000 mile oil change , at internet speed

Oil discussions seem to go this way on any on-line forum.
yea really. Its like politics or religion! lol
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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heres for all of those who think the first oil change should go to 10k miles.. This was changed at 5k miles.. Note the comments and that the aluminum is 3 times what it should be as is Iron and copper..
Yikes

No way I would take the first oil change over 1,000mi.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Once again, I will throw the 5K mile mark out there, especially if you are using synthetic. 5K is a nice, easy number to remember and will not harm the engine, unless you are racing or doing other extreme driving. As for dino oil, I wouldn't touch it. From what I read, it is too impure, but hey, use what you want.
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