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Old 04-21-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default after being 3k over due..i did an oil change yesterday

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Old 04-21-2004, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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any metal shavings in the oil? (thank god for magnetic oil drain plugs)
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:03 PM   #4
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I did that with an old 86 Buick Somerset. I ran half a year without an oil change, not the best thing to do. Needless to say, it started buring a little more oil than usual after that. I'm hoping yours is at least a somewhat new Subaru. That way it's not worn enough to matter much.

It's time to change oil in my Subaru, 3k...only, lol. The oil doesn't look half bad yet, still pretty clear.
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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Probably not that big of a deal, especially if you remembered to top it off periodically. Oil can still have alot of life left after 3k, depending on driving conditions, and topping off the oil periodically can make a big difference too.

I do happen to change mine every 3k though
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #6
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According to you owner's manual you should change your oil anywhere between 3000 and 7000 mi depending on conditions. There is very little risk in running a bit longer as long as you don't run low. And if you run synth, you definitely have no issues running longer than average...
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Old 04-21-2004, 02:26 PM   #7
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According to you owner's manual you should change your oil anywhere between 3000 and 7000 mi depending on conditions. There is very little risk in running a bit longer as long as you don't run low. And if you run synth, you definitely have no issues running longer than average...
True, but "Depending on conditions" is a very vague condition. Severe conditions can range anywhere from: Sand duneing, Arctic racing, to stop and go traffic.
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:13 PM   #8
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personally even with synthetic, i prefer to change it every 3k regardless, even if it would be good to 5k, thats still when its the least protective, fresh oil is never a bad thing
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:26 AM   #9
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conditions: beating the crap out of the dohc ej25 with 120k on the clock...

toping off: i did once when i was 1k over when i was testing the new brakes, slammed on teh brakes and the oil light came on

even better: ran an autox knowing the oil change still wassnt done

burning oil: its going some where i do know that... there are small leaks from the valve cover gasket, but it is consuming oil and my bumper is allways clean so beats me..
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:40 AM   #10
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do i sense that you are waiting to swap a turbo engine in...
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:40 AM   #11
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85,000 like new miles on synthetic being changed every 8k. Doesn't burn a drop.
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Old 04-22-2004, 12:41 AM   #12
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personally even with synthetic, i prefer to change it every 3k regardless, even if it would be good to 5k, thats still when its the least protective, fresh oil is never a bad thing
I recently took my car in for it's 90k service. I do my own oil changes and whatnot, but like to have a tech look at it every 30k mi just to get a second opinion. Anyways, I tell them I want synthetic and they ask how many miles since the last change. I tell them 3500. He tells me I could save some money on oil if instead of changing the oil every 3000-3500 mi, just change the filter. He said synth absolutely does not break down in less than 7000 and the important thing is you keep it clean. Now with 97k mi on the car, I figure, what the hey. It might be different if I wasn't getting a new shortblock by 120k, but until then I will be changing my oil every 7000 mi with a filter change every 3500...
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