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Old 08-12-2017, 04:16 PM   #18
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Stock. I'm on 10k routine. I did 3 to get to 20k, as I wanted a bit shorter for break in (5k, then 7.5k x2) now I can have nice round 10k changes.

I'm hoping for 150k mi or more, as long as the car stays reliable. I have a feeling most people who do the 5k changes are "car guys" and get bored and trade their cars in before they're even paid off, so it doesn't even matter.

If you're tuned or have short trips, sure go with 5k. I do plenty of highway miles and I'm happy with 10k. 6qts for a 1.8L engine seems plenty. In my past n/a engines, they'd be 1.6-1.8L and take ~3.5 qts. If our engine had that small a sump, yeah, 5k.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:57 AM   #19
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Fwiw 5k, 10k and then every 10k is my plan. If I didn't put in >10k/year then I'd do it at the 1yr mark. Basically the recommended intervals with an extra thrown in at 5k--even if it doesn't accomplish anything it makes me feel better about it.

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We ran heavy oil in the summer and lighter oil in the winter (if you lived in the North).
I'm just a bit too young to have done this in a car but I've heard plenty about it from my Dad and Uncle. Still have some remnants though; I don't use the same oil in my lawn mower as I do snow thrower.
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