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    Exclamation how often to change oil

    How often do you change your oil


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    5000-6000 miles as a rule, depending on circumastances such as time available.
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    Where's the 20k option?
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    run out out space sorry
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    got company VW golf at 15 miles, left company 11 months later in 2004 still with original oil at 22k, told to run it till the service light came on, never did,

    got a call 2 year after I had left, that the vehicle was ready for collection, ,
    kept stalling them for 6 weeks then they stopped calling me,

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    i do it twice a year. i used to do about 6000 miles a year, but now i do about 8000, so it works out approx once every 4000 miles.

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    I change oil and filter every 5,000 miles ... Air filter every 10,000
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    2twice a year, probs about 4,000 to 5,000 miles

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    Twice a year or 5-6k is what most people opt for.
    I only do about 6k a year so I could get away with longer but I prefer to keep my car in tip top condition.

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    I do mine every 6k.. its next to nothing cost wise and easy to do.
    That reminds me i must do mine again.. only did it at the end of Jan!!
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