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Old 06-14-2017, 10:42 AM
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

You don't need to change the oil every 3500 miles, especially if you're running synthetic. Anything under 5000 miles is a waste of money, unless you live in the desert or somewhere ridiculously dusty. Your plugs should last at least 50k, too. Just keep them cleaned and gapped.
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

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You don't need to change the oil every 3500 miles, especially if you're running synthetic. Anything under 5000 miles is a waste of money, unless you live in the desert or somewhere ridiculously dusty. Your plugs should last at least 50k, too. Just keep them cleaned and gapped.
Even if your oil is black at 3k?
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

yes, even if it's black at 3k.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/5-engine-oil-myths2.htm
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

yeah my oil is still golden at 3k miles and at 194k over all. my mobil 1 oil filter though i replace every 2-3 oil changes.
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

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yeah my oil is still golden at 3k miles and at 194k over all. my mobil 1 oil filter though i replace every 2-3 oil changes.
Do the oil AND filter every 5k. Your oil is probably only golden at 3k because the flow through your re-used filter is restricted. It's like 10 bucks for a filter.
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

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Do the oil AND filter every 5k. Your oil is probably only golden at 3k because the flow through your re-used filter is restricted. It's like 10 bucks for a filter.
yeah but a mobil 1 filter that can last 15k miles according to them doesnt need to be changed out ever 3-5k miles. it will still filter out. especially if my oil before i changed the oil filter wasnt bad either.
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Re: Parts to replace at this mileage??

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yeah but a mobil 1 filter that can last 15k miles according to them doesnt need to be changed out ever 3-5k miles. it will still filter out. especially if my oil before i changed the oil filter wasnt bad either.
Every time you change the oil, you change the filter, period.
Sometimes the maintenance interval for certain vehicles can be as high as 15k. That's why the filter says that. It doesn't mean leave it until 15k if your recommended maintenance interval is 5k (8k Canadian).

Read the manual; for our cars it's change the oil and the filter every 5,000 miles/8,000 kilometres.

That's why the main't req'd light starts flashing when it does.
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