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Oil Intervals on Babied Car Months or Miles?

Since last May I transferred and now work close to home (4ish miles round trip vs 20) Every 3k oil interval is one thing but that will take way more than 3 months lol. Even my original distance she was slightly underdriven I had it changed every 4-5 months on syn blend with filter. About 3500-4500 miles.

For those that go underdriven, do you go by miles or months?

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A full synthetic oil will never sludge up. We've had these discussions at length on cruze talk. Just run a full synthetic and go to 7500 mile changes. Use a synthetic filter and you'll be fine.


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If that takes 12 months than so be it.


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I always go by miles. If your drive 4000 miles a month and wait 12 months your car won't be running too great
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I normally go by miles too, but it doesnt take long for me because i drive over 350 miles a week.
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I go by miles, sort of. I just wait till the Oil Life is lower, and then do my oil change. Usually around 10k miles - but I'm running Synthetic. Even the oil filter doesn't look deteriorated at that point, and I by no means am easy on the car...

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Yeah I do 10k with my ss on full synthetic also. With conventional oil I used to do 3000 miles
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I only run to about 6-7k with full synthetic. Which normally puts me at about 30-35% on the oil life readout. But I also think the previous owner hardly drove it and let it sit a lot so I am trying to clean out some of the buildup still.

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I go by miles, sort of. I just wait till the Oil Life is lower, and then do my oil change. Usually around 10k miles - but I'm running Synthetic. Even the oil filter doesn't look deteriorated at that point, and I by no means am easy on the car...
What filter are you using?
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Yeah I do 10k with my ss on full synthetic also. With conventional oil I used to do 3000 miles
I run the Cav on Mobil Super 5000 and usually change around 4-5000 miles. Nearing 250k miles on the old girl!

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What filter are you using?
Delco. The Ecotecs are a little sensitive to the filter.

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I figured. Mine hasnt had a problem with any other filter i have used, but i will probably run a standard delco next time.
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I always used mopar filters in my cobalt. Never had an issue. I ran full synthetic.


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