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Old 10-18-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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oil changes anyone?

I had my oil changed for the first time yesterday at 4000 miles. Book says 12,000 for first change on my SE. What are they thinking. 4000 miles and my oil and filter are gone. Any one feel that 12,000 miles is a stretch for these engines? I know these semi synthetic oils are good, but it's the dirt in the filter that bothers me. Has to slow down the flow of oil in the 2.0.


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Old 10-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #2
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Wow 12000
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:13 PM   #3
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IIRC it's a year or up to 12,000 depending on the oil life monitor. Usually trips by 10,000 or earlier to tell you it's time. ('12+ models)
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #4
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Book says 12,000 for first change on my SE.
The exact quotation please.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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Here's yo quote...

That's 12000 miles between oil changes per my FMC service writer. No way . Oil and filters aren't that expensive. Engines are.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #6
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Its not 1930 anymore. Oils can go a lot longer now before breaking down.

I run Mobil 1 Extended Performance and change the oil at 15k miles.
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Service writer is likely wrong on this one, I've found multiple references to oil minder coming on at 10,000 max. since I'd guessed 12 might be possible. (assumed you were quoting from a book)
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To me, it doesn't matter how new the car is or what oil you are using. I don't like to go more than 4000 miles running fully synthetic.

12,000 seems outlandish.
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I'm an old fart so it's been drilled into me to change the oil every 3,000 miles. As stated earlier this is pretty ridiculous anymore, especially with synthetic or blend. I'll be having to make a decision shortly on the new one.
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I'm an old fart so it's been drilled into me to change the oil every 3,000 miles. As stated earlier this is pretty ridiculous anymore, especially with synthetic or blend. I'll be having to make a decision shortly on the new one.

That's what my dad always did, so that what I do. Mom always forgets and goes 5000...

Yeah newer cars have newer technology but oil is still going to break down when it is used.
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