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View Poll Results: your oil change interval
7500 regular oil 1 5.88%
3000 regular oil 7 41.18%
7500 full synthetic 4 23.53%
3000 full synthetic 2 11.76%
Other interval 3 17.65%
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I have a 1996 Sidekick 1.6 16v. I am running full synthetic oil and following the under hood recommended 7,500 mile change interval.
I drive roughly 8 miles to and from work every day for a total of 16 miles.
Should I change my oil more frequently. The oil looks ok when I check the level. What do you guys do?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oils came a long way since the vehicle was designed.

Synthetic oils can last as much as 15,000 miles. 7,500 is very reasonable or 1 year. Whichever comes 1st.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah,oils have changed,so have engines,fi engines with computer control/fire run a lot cleaner than the old carb fed/points fired engines of the good ol'days.
Having said that, the sound of a carb fed v8 still makes my parts happy
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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depends on ,
age of car
miles on car

7k max on new
3k on old, use gut.

change often, forget syn. (do you race ?) change oil when dirty,
look at dip sick, get a feel of how fast your car makes the filth, all are diff.

listen to your motor. its talking.....
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