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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 07:01 PM
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Thinking about it. Also thinking about doing the tranny fluid
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post #52 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by scwheel View Post
I wouldn't go by the comuputer. It doesn't know if you are using regular oil, blended, or full syn. I'm pretty sure the computer cant tell the viscosity, contaminants or particulates in the oil. Go by the odometer. It definitely knows how far you have driven.
I would think the computer would calculate going by the minimal spec and weight oil etc. they specified in their owners manual. Anything above that that,,, well, it's a plus.


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post #53 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 10:02 PM
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Old school maintenance

I have always tried to change my oil every 3,000 - 5,000 miles (I've never owned a car that wasn't at least 10 years old). Every time I get gas, I check my oil. So I was amazed when my girlfriend's '08 Cobalt told her she still had 40% oil life left when she was already driven well over 5,000 miles since her last change. I agree with what a lot of people have said on here. Changing your oil too soon will never hurt your engine, and I'd rather do that than trust her car to a computer.
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