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Old 09-07-2019, 03:09 PM
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I have taken a number of cars past 100K miles, and my SAAB 99 to 240K miles. Of course I have had only about a dozen cars in 55 years, including my fun cars. I do not recall any car regularly requiring intermediate oil additions. I ran both my VW TDI diesels at the minimum oil level mark to avoid collecting oil vapor in the IC.

I look at oil level frequently and regularly. With the X5 AGM battery, I charge weekly, check oil level, coolant level, inspect belt and vibration reducer elastomer element, wipe here and there, top up WW reservoir, occasionally look at the brake master cyclinder.
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