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Re: change oil according to computer?

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JF in CT

12-30-2013 16:30:34
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I used to be a professional certified auto mechanic for 27 years and I always used the 3k method but now I go by the computer which is almost twice as long. The reason is (and this is with cars I've owned since new) that the oil I was draining at 3k was looking almost as clean as when I put it in. I'm presuming oil improvements over the last half century. I just bought a new car and the owners manual says to strictly use 5W-20, no thicker. That's sewing machine oil!

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 Re: change oil according to computer? in reply to JF in CT, 12-30-2013 16:30:34  
Not even close. 5w20 has been standard on fords since around 2001 and dodge since around 2006. Toyota has been 0w20 since around 2010 along with Nissan. I service them all regularly.

Casey in SD



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