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Old 12-22-2004, 12:23 PM
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Damn... I totally forgot about that.... that German glass is good... didn't even leave a chip... and that nut was big!...........
I thought it was going to come through the window and take my head off!

Sure is one fine automobile.
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:07 PM
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Yeah.... it is... Hey Norty.... what is the buy out on that car?.........
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Yeah.... it is... Hey Norty.... what is the buy out on that car?.........

I'm surprised that lug nut didn't come through the windshield. WTF!!! Almost left a brown spot in my shorts! Reed.....who knows! You wouldn't want it after I've driven it for a couple of years.
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Nort,
I work for BMW and they recommend oil services every 15K. BMW's come with Castrol synthetic. The car can go 15K with no damage to the engine, but they do use some oil so I would check yours every once in a while just to be safe. I know MB uses Mobil 1 which is by far the one of the best synthetics made. The reason they say to go so far is partly customer driven by wanting to increase maintenance intervals to reduce ownership cost and also the fact the engines run hotter today and alot cleaner internally than 10 years ago.

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Ahhh Sean, you might want to check your site.... Not good --> http://www.thunderboatalley.com/gall...album79&page=1

looks good to me...am i missing something?
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I'm surprised that lug nut didn't come through the windshield. WTF!!! Almost left a brown spot in my shorts! Reed.....who knows! You wouldn't want it after I've driven it for a couple of years.
Ahhhh.... they get the " Norty flogathon" do they?............
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I just recently retired our 89 GMC 1500 company pickup with 4.3 V-6. We had to have the engine switched out with a factory replacement because of a head gasket failure at 65k but continued to operate this truck until 725k. In the early years we did an oil change every other month which was between 9-11k miles. This truck was truly amazing and never required the addition of oil between changes and was driven the later years for local deliveries by whatever 18-21 yo that we hired. We hated to get rid of it but the last year it would sit for months without being used but would never fail to start. I could go on and on about how good this truck was but that is not the point of this thread. We have typically run our vehicles 10k between changes without ill affects but I will say that my truck is serviced more often only because I do not drive as many miles and fell that I should change the oil every 6 mo.
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I change out the oil on my trucks when they get about 1500-2000 miles on them. Then it gets changed every 3000 miles give or take a few hundred. Some of the people that come into my work kill me with the amount of miles between oil changes!! I write on the back of the R.O.'s that this is there first oil change if it is overdue. Cover my azz.
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The 3k thing is a marketing gimmick for quick change oil places.
Like hell!!
I was taught 35 years ago to change oil at 3000 miles or 3 months whichever comes first. I wouldn't have it any other way.
I know of a big name car rental company that only changes the cars oil just before they unload them after reaching 12K miles. It's only topped off in between.
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Todays motors are a LOT different than yesterdays motors when the 3000k rule was law. And the BMW's and MB's are alot different than American vehicles.
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