Do you still change your oil every 3000mi. when most new cars only require every 10,000 due to technology & Synthetic oil?
- Mr. L.Lv 52 months agoFavourite answer
If you’re engine is turbo charged, at least every 5k is a good rule of thumb. IMHO, oil’s cheap, engines are not. Personally I change every 3k-5k miles and I only use full synthetic.
- zipperLv 61 month ago
I never change my oil at 3000 miles after the brake in period; I do it between 5 and 7 thousand filter and oil each time. And I do not use synthetic oil at all, cost to much!
- MercuryLv 72 months ago
No need with modern oil every 10,000 miles is normal for most cars.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No I don't.
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- 2 months ago
5000 because todays engines and oils are just that good.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
I follow my owners' manual. It is every 5,000 miles.
- artherLv 42 months ago
when ever the book says to change it at I change it at and not before. If you pull the dipstick the day after the oil change on petrol engine the oil will look dirty. Every 10 thousand k's usually I think im currently about 500ks over and doubt the change will happen this week coming.
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
Change the oil according to the manual for YOUR car. Mine is 20 years old.
- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
If you're using regular motor oil change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles. If using synthetic oil every 5,000 miles.
It's very important to keep the oil level topped up so check it every 1,000 miles. Motors with adjustable cam timing will start throwing codes if you don't.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- Robert B.Lv 62 months ago
6 to 7K miles with synthetic, anything more is just asking for trouble.