How often do you change your oil?

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  1. cobra4978

    cobra4978 Well-Known Member

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    There's been a lot of talk around here between my friends on how often you should change your oil. I know it's diffrent from regular oil and synthetic but i've been told every 5000 miles for my car i use Royal Purple 10W30 with a K&N oil filter i change it every 3000 miles anyway how often you guys think i should change it?
     
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    I'm changing mine this weekend. 3000 miles or 3 months

    10w30 mobile 1 with a motorcraft filter
     
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    i change mine every 3000 or so but 5000 milez wont hurt if your easy on your car...

    i would still recommend 3000 miles for the price of a filter and oil
     
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    im changing mine every 3k miles , motorcraft oil and filter. if ur running royal purple u should be able to change it every 6 k miles.
     
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    I use 10w30 and k&N filters and try to do it around 3000 miles.
     
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    ok well in the two cars that i run my 96 gt and my 91 lx well i run amsoil with a amsoil filter in the gt i go roughly 6k but in the lx i go 12500 then i change the filter and top off the oil then at 25k ill do a complete change amsoil is good stuff its still clean at 12500
     
  7. scarface

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    I change my cobra every 3k, but my windstar goes 5k or so.
     
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    every 3k for me. i use 5w30 synthetic w/ a motorcraft filter.
     
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    3k miles
     
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    every 5000. castrol GTX 5w30, motorcraft filter. same on my 91 lx
     
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    About 2500. Valvoline MaxLife 10W-30, synthetic. Wix filter.
     
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    every 3000 miles using castrol synthetic oil.
     
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    I just changed my oil after 10k miles. I was running Mobil one 5w20 and a K&N filter, now im running Royal Purple 5w20 and a napa Wix filter
     
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    every 1500 or so. I get the stuff for pretty much damn free, and usually free at that, so copper plugs, oil and filter changes, and fuel filters go on a lot more often than most. gives me an excuse to work on the car too.

    I will relax and back off when the oil looks brand new after 1500, then back it down to 2000, etc. until 3000.

    we sell redline and royal purple, and I wouldn't use either. mine gets motorcraft 5w-30 and a motorcraft filter, I think the fancy oil change stuff is a bunch of bologna. if the car doesn't call for synthetic from the factory, it doesn't get it.
     
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    2500 miles. Castrol GTX 10x30.
     
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    1000 miles or 12 months, which ever happens first. normally the year thing
     
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    Since the new short block, every 1500! Got 3500 on it now and at 4000 I'll put full synthetic in and change it every 4-5k
     
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    every 3,000 with mobil 1-5w20 & motorcraft filter
     
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    Between 3-4k w/ 5w30 Mobil 1
     
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    3000 is good but 5000 is when i change it. but if u run synthetic stuff, it wont break down as badly as regular motor oil. u can probably safely go over 5000 with seeing any damage...
    i liek th royal purple... nothing but good things