Originally posted by jimwww@Aug 22 2004, 11:09 PM How much oil do all of you add to your car between oil changes? (please state if it is a six or a four cyl - assume 5000km or 3500 miles between changes)
you change oil every 5000km? In my car "oil service" lights up only after ~13000km. In 13000km I add 1-1.5ltr of oil. Driving often hard..
None, however I drive a 1988 750il with 130,000 miles on the odometer and I use Mobil-1, 15W50. I change oil once a year or every 15,000 miles ( with the blessing of the TECH people at MOBIL) but do change the filter every 5,000 mils (top mounted cannister filter so no oil loss at change).
Don't add any, maybe I should start looking though.
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I thought if you use normal oil you are supposed to change the oil every 3,000 miles and if you use synthetic blend then change it every 5,000 miles . I have never let a car go for more than 5000 miles without changing the oil. It sounds like you guys are letting them go about 10,000 or so miles. I am pretty sure that that is bad for your engine. Oil breaks down and loses its quality in 3,000 miles and synthetic gets more but if any other foreign matter makes its way in there, driving 10-15 thousand miles will really harm the engine. I will be changing my synthetic blend every 5,000 miles. Someone correct me if i am wrong so i can quit spending so much money on oil.
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