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Old 12-21-2004, 07:16 PM
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Question >15,500 miles before an oil change......how can that be good?

I'm leasing a car that tells you when the next service date is based on mileage. Not sure how it comes up with this number, but I've heard it monitors driving habits, oil condition and other things. The car is about 14 months old now and has just about 14,500 miles on it. The monitoring system is telling me that service is required in 900 miles.

Is the oil used these days (Mobil One in this car) and engine performance that good, or since the service is included with the car, they don't want to service it that much and are banking that it survives until the warranty expires?

I certainly don't drive it like a little lady (like AudioFN would), but with stop-n-go LA traffic, how can this lack of service be recommended?

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Old 12-21-2004, 07:27 PM
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ummm, I think your a little overdue in the oil change dept.

Every 3000 miles for me, but I don't use synthetic! Maybe Hydrocruiser will have some riviting input for you!!!!!
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Dang Norty..... drain that sludge.... I can imagine 5 or 6 thousand miles... but 14,000?....
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Remember Norty.... It's a lump of coal for you come Saturday morning........
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I know my new M3 says 30,000. There is NO WAY I'll run it past 6k without dumping the pan.
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Reed you need to lay off that Redbull, it's turning your hair white.
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Wife's CLK55 says every 10K. That just didn't sit well w/me.
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if its a lease, who cares, just follow the manufactures guidelines....
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Dont worry about it, the main reason you have to change oil is the break down of the viscosity. Mobil 1 does not break down, the sensor is looking for other things in the oil.

I had a Mercedes and took it in twice asking when to change the oil, the first oil change was at about 14k, didnt own it long enough for the 2nd oil change.

The 3k thing is a marketing gimmick for quick change oil places.


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Reed you need to lay off that Redbull, it's turning your hair white.
I kinda like it.... makes me look distinguished..........
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