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Old 11-08-2018, 05:57 PM   #41
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The maintenance minder oil systems are far better than hours (which is better than miles). They use hours and conditions (cold starts, hot starts, hot/cold extremes, rpm, etc) to predict when the oil should be changed.

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Another thing to add to my list of features on my next car.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:54 PM   #42
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Well, I have 160,000 miles on my corolla and ive never taken my car in for "routine service." I change my oil and air filters. Other than that...no routine maintenance ever. This doesnt include random things that have broke...then I took my car in. But to take your car in for the recommended maintenance...yeah, no thanks.
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Thanks.

Another thing ( maintenance minder oil systems ) to add to my list of features on my next car.
I'm not sure you can buy a new car w/o this feature. It's on our 2011 Honda CR-V, mid-range trim level.

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Well, I have 160,000 miles on my corolla and ive never taken my car in for "routine service." I change my oil and air filters. Other than that...no routine maintenance ever. This doesnt include random things that have broke...then I took my car in. But to take your car in for the recommended maintenance...yeah, no thanks.
If you are talking about the routine maintenance listed in the owner's manual, you absolutely should be doing that. Things like coolant change, belt inspect/replace, brake flush if specified. You could probably get by with spark plugs until the Check Engine Light comes on and indicates a misfire if you really want to avoid routine maintenance. The CEL is very sensitive, and will trigger before you have any real issues. Not the 'dealer recommended' stuff though.

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The last two auto that we have purchased have been brand new. That was a new experience for us.

In both cases, as we reached the end of the factory warranty mileage, the dealership told us that we could safely shift from 5,000 mile oil changes to 10,000 oil changes if we stick to only using synthetic lube.

So it is 10,000 mile oil changes for us, from now on.
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No problem, I can see it. I guess I thought I was speaking to another car-guy "type".


With my collectables (when I had a bunch of them) I'd seldom drive any of them more than a few thousand miles a year, (some of them far less) My rule with them, from years of experience, was to change the oil once a year. BTW, filters too.


Given your screen name, I’m going to follow your advice. Once per year or every 5K miles, whichever is more frequent. Thanks!
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Given your screen name, I’m going to follow your advice.
I can see I have to change my screen name to "smartest-guy-in-the-room."
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Wrong thread.... Try that in "it's funny joke Thursday".
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I was thinking “Rocket Scientist”. But then I’d only be believed if it was a really tough problem.
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