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    Quote Originally Posted by Kady View Post
    I've been changing oil every 3k for every single one of my cars/trucks/motorcycles since I began owning them. And the way I see it, it never caused any problems by changing it too often. Its cheap enough, so why not?

    You did create this thread to get people's opinions right? Not to call anyone who doesn't agree with you "OverKill"
    I did state in my OP that 3K is ridiculous.

    The reason I created the thread was to get other forum members opinion on going to 7800 miles from 5000 miles on oil changes and more frequent filter changes. After reading the article I posted, I might be wasting money for no reason.

    My neighbor changes oil every 2000 miles on his 2009 Pontiac G8, and he's 100% convinced that that's the proper thing to. I've told him that's WAY TOO frequent, but oh well.

    I used to change oil every 3000 miles, but knew that interval was too frequent.

    If changing your oil every 3000 miles does it for you, cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    I did state in my OP that 3K is ridiculous.

    The reason I created the thread was to get other forum members opinion on going to 7800 miles from 5000 miles on oil changes and more frequent filter changes. After reading the article I posted, I might be wasting money for no reason.
    My neighbor changes oil every 2000 miles on his 2009 Pontiac G8, and he's 100% convinced that that's the proper thing to. I've told him that's WAY TOO frequent, but oh well.

    I used to change oil every 3000 miles, but knew that interval was too frequent.

    If changing your oil every 3000 miles does it for you, cool.
    My last comment sounded kinda of D*bag like, (sorry, i was grumpy after work) but how can you say something is too frequent?? If your neighbor or anyone else only drives 2k a year, then they better be changing it then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kady View Post
    My last comment sounded kinda of D*bag like, (sorry, i was grumpy after work) but how can you say something is too frequent?? If your neighbor or anyone else only drives 2k a year, then they better be changing it then...
    No problem, you were probably freezing in your Tahoe and uncomfortable temperatures can cause irritability.

    My neighbor drives normally to my knowledge (~12K a year), but he changes the oil every 2000 miles. If it makes him happy, so be it.

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    I barely drive 3000 miles a year so I just change every 6 months or when I need to do a maintenance item that involves oil. I always change oil and filter at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    No problem, you were probably freezing in your Tahoe and uncomfortable temperatures can cause irritability.
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    It was a combination of that and the d^bags that came out of the woodwork today at work.

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    I know if you think changing every 3000 miles is ridiculous, i usually change mine every 2000 miles. I know i think it is just the way i was raised. But i dont think that when u change your oil it is never too frequent. Exept if it is like a month after you change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1953bowtieguy View Post
    I know if you think changing every 3000 miles is ridiculous, i usually change mine every 2000 miles. I know i think it is just the way i was raised. But i dont think that when u change your oil it is never too frequent. Exept if it is like a month after you change it.
    There is a thing called oil change addiction, sounds like you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    There is a thing called oil change addiction, sounds like you have it.


    Lol! That is pretty funny. News Flash! Man arrested for changing oil in random cars in mall parking lot. His statement to police: "I just can't help it! I can just tell that it was more than 3000 miles since their last change, I mean look how dirty that car is, if they don't take care of the outside, they don't take care of their oil, I am doing a public service"

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    So THAT's what they mean when they say "America is addicted to Oil."
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    I have through all the posts, and I would like to make a suggestion. This is for all the people who have already switched to synthetic, but are still going by the oil life monitor. The BCM and ECM are programmed for standard oil, by switching to synthetic oil the computers do not automatically recognize the difference. You can however take it to the dealer to have them reprogram it to recognize the synthetic oil, that way it will be 100% accurate to your driving style and choice of oil. I did this with my truck, $60 for them to flash it and it is accurate for the synthetic that I am running. Just a thought....

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