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Old 09-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #41
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I always do things before idiot lights come up on my dash, but I don't have an oil change indicator on my 06. My stance is if you do maintenance a bit early, all it's gonna do is make your engine last that much longer. :)
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:09 PM   #42
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I always do things before idiot lights come up on my dash, but I don't have an oil change indicator on my 06. My stance is if you do maintenance a bit early, all it's gonna do is make your engine last that much longer. :)
I agree but right now I have no idea how many miles I can go before such a light comes on. only 2700 miles right now.
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Do you all change at intervals or wait for the service light to go on?
5000 miles for oil and filter since I'm using blended oil. I may push that up a bit when I change over to full synthetic.
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5000 miles for oil and filter since I'm using blended oil. I may push that up a bit when I change over to full synthetic.
You can go A LOT longer on the synthetic blend. My plain old dino oil had PLENTY of life left at 5k miles and another poster on here said his factory fill synthetic blend was still ok at 10k miles. Both confirmed by a Blackstone UOA.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:42 PM   #45
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Do you all change at intervals or wait for the service light to go on?
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #46
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got my first oil change around 2900 miles. Switched to Valvoline SynPower Full Synthetic with Motorcraft oil filter. I buy my own oil and filter and bring it to the mechanic. He charged me $10 for the work.
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I couldn't find the penzoil ultra anywhere (autozone, Walmart, and Oreillys). Three different places had the platinum though. Maybe try the large city stores?
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I couldn't find the penzoil ultra anywhere (autozone, Walmart, and Oreillys). Three different places had the platinum though. Maybe try the large city stores?
Pennzoil Ultra suddenly stopped being carried around the St. Louis area. From what I can gather, it was a national trend. Supposedly, there is a Wal-Mart nearby that has begun carrying it again, and I will find out later on today if they truly have it. Their website has sent me on a wild goose chase before.

The auto places usually only have 1-2 quarts of the wrong weight. :-(
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I might do that...I was too tired to go hunting after work.

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