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Old 10-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by mbell666 View Post
From what I've read it oil change count down. I believe it actually based of measured fuel flow into the engine. I think the basic idea is the more fuel the more blow past fumes and the more carbon produced, so the sooner you should change the oil. It does seem to target ~15k in most cars.

Personally I change the oil ~7.5K as well.
That is interesting...
Because, my dash lights seem to dissipate to NO bars when I have driven the car for about 7.5k miles...
My dash bars are reset after every oil change as well (FULL green bars after oil change).

Although, I have been told I am VERY hard on the car, and my driving habits warrant more frequent oil changes, not just from experienced/ knowledgeable people, but from seeing my oil analysis reports as well...

Also, I think it is IMPORTANT for a LOT people posting to SHOW an Oil Analysis Report, to back-up how frequent their oil is replaced, and what brand/ weight oil they use...


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