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Old 04-09-2006, 03:34 AM   #1
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Oil change

I'm assuming that most of you are hard drivers (racing, speeding, hard acceleration etc..) so I couldn't ask better crowd.

If you "hard drive" how often do you change oil? Is it standard three month/3000 miles or is there something else?

Since I think hardcore driving can get your oil wasted pretty fast...

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Old 04-09-2006, 04:22 AM   #2
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the owners manual says every 5000 miles on my 2005 zx3, i do it every 3000 and it never looks like i went too long.
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another oil change thread eh.
anywhere from 3-6,000 is good depending on what you use, and condition of the engine.

btw, some oils like mobil 1 (extended performance) even state their oil is good for 15,000 miles.
the oil filter however, will last half of that, so what's the point. change the oil and oil filter on a regular schedule, and you'll be just fine.
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The longest I have ever gone in my Focus without an oil change is 9,000 miles, I don't know how long of a time span it was, but I couldn't afford it at the time, and then when I could I'd forget. But I drive aggressively every now and again and when I took it in it was still full.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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I go 5,000 miles, unless I have a track event. In that case, I always change the oil before I go to the track.
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3000 miles is key to longest engine life. Your oil should still look almost totally clean when you change it.
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3k miles no matter what even with synthetic oil. I go 2700-2900 even with Mobil 1 since day one. Oil if the life of the motor. Although, while working at Ford, I have seen people come in at 30 and 40thousand miles to get the oil changed. It's like looking at sludge come out. Then when you take the oil cap off, you can see the sludge in the valve cover.
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I am going to change my Synthetic every 4000 miles. I am also gonna use Royal Purple oil. And Foci....the new K&N oil filters are suppose to last more than one oil change so I think those would be good for around 12k miles or so possibly.
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alright...3000-4000 is the approximate then...

and where does everyone dispose their used oil? if you don't change it at a dealer that is...
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The garage that I use takes my oil, but I've dropped stuff off at the local recycling place before.
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