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      01-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #13
colson79
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The 3,000 mile oil change interval has been around since the 50's and back then the oil was inferior, so was the gas, and vehicles didn't run nearly as clean as they do now. With all the improvements to oil, gas, filters, and vehicles in the past 60 years I'm not surprise that pretty much everyone auto manufacture is now recommends much longer oil changes. If you are sticking to 3,000 mile oil changes you are just wasting money and resources.
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