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next oil change at 5K? #232730 Jul 26, 9:49am Jul 26, 9:49am
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next oil change at 5K?
This is strange. I went to the dealership to get a routine 3K mile oil change, and everytime they put the sticker with how many miles until the next oil change.
Well this time, instead of putting the next oil change at 3K miles they put it until the
Next 5K miles. Do you think this is a discrepancy, or is my next oil change in the next
5K miles. I currently have 103,000 in my car now.

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: l2pdrums] #232731 Jul 26, 9:52am Jul 26, 9:52am
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recommended is every 5k(which i do)but my car is only a year old so i think iam good. with yours having high milage i think its best to do every 3k thumbsup

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #232732 Jul 26, 10:23am Jul 26, 10:23am
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if you use synthetic oil you can go 5k instead of the typical 3k...i don't know why he would have put 5k with regular oil (if this was the case), maybe he looked at the odo wrong?

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #232733 Jul 26, 10:35am Jul 26, 10:35am
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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
if you use synthetic oil you can go 5k instead of the typical 3k...i don't know why he would have put 5k with regular oil (if this was the case), maybe he looked at the odo wrong?

i go 5k with toyota oil confused

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #232734 Jul 26, 10:37am Jul 26, 10:37am
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confused

don't know..i thought receommended was at 3k. i could be wrong, though.

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #232735 Jul 26, 10:40am Jul 26, 10:40am
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typical maintenence servers for toyota cars are every 5k miles, while vans go at every other 5k or something like that... i forgot. because i have the toyota passport package where my oil changes and maintenence are prepaid and it says in the book you're only supposed to go every 5k miles. this shit bugged me too and i never bothered asking why it was every 5k miles. anybody else got the prepaid package deal?

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #232736 Jul 26, 10:42am Jul 26, 10:42am
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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
confused

don't know..i thought receommended was at 3k. i could be wrong, though.

on the manual its says 5k but under certain conditions.
on my last car(camry) i use to do every 3k but i used that car alot.
the celica hardly leaves the garage maybe once or twce a week and thats it thumbsup

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: d3m6nGTS03] #232737 Jul 26, 10:42am Jul 26, 10:42am
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Yah, its 8000KM which is 5000 miles roughly.

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: d3m6nGTS03] #232738 Jul 26, 10:44am Jul 26, 10:44am
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Originally Posted by d3m6nGTS03
typical maintenence servers for toyota cars are every 5k miles, while vans go at every other 5k or something like that... i forgot. because i have the toyota passport package where my oil changes and maintenence are prepaid and it says in the book you're only supposed to go every 5k miles. this shit bugged me too and i never bothered asking why it was every 5k miles. anybody else got the prepaid package deal?

haha i got that too it sux coz i have to take off my kit and rims when i bring it to service(i dont want them damaging my stuff)

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #232739 Jul 26, 10:46am Jul 26, 10:46am
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Quote:

the celica hardly leaves the garage maybe once or twce a week and thats it thumbsup


That's the problem with dressing up a car. Its great to look at them & a celi is worth looking at. BUT, if you can't drive the thing, you have wasted your money because Celi's are made to be driven!

If your just gonna look at it, dress up a Tiburon. grin

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #232740 Jul 26, 11:08am Jul 26, 11:08am
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Well, if he read it wrong, then that is a very dumb tech because you cannot mistake 102,389 with 105,000. I dont think they used synthetic. Damn now I am al confused.
Ive taken my car in at the same dealership for 2 years and they always write 3K now they wrote 5K.??? But I think Im going back to get the next oil change at 3K miles just to be safe.


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Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: l2pdrums] #232741 Jul 26, 11:14am Jul 26, 11:14am
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Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: isaac] #232742 Jul 26, 11:19am Jul 26, 11:19am
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^^

according to that article, oil should be replaced at

7,500 miles
15,000 miles
22,500 miles
30,000 miles and so on in large increments.

(7,500 mile increments). shouldn't oil be replaced smaller increments than this, though?

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #232743 Jul 26, 11:22am Jul 26, 11:22am
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Quote:

the celica hardly leaves the garage maybe once or twce a week and thats it thumbsup


That's the problem with dressing up a car. Its great to look at them & a celi is worth looking at. BUT, if you can't drive the thing, you have wasted your money because Celi's are made to be driven!

If your just gonna look at it, dress up a Tiburon. grin [/quote]
its not that i dont drive it i just have no where to go during weekdays and on wekeends i used it to see my g/f and we drive around town with it grin

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #232744 Jul 26, 11:25am Jul 26, 11:25am
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^^ i think the less you are able to use a car the better--the longer it will last and IF you plan on selling it one day, the more $$ you will get for it.

i do understand your point though, haulin_a_doo..i just don't necessarily agree with it 100% thumbsup

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #232745 Jul 26, 11:32am Jul 26, 11:32am
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To each his own. thumbsup

Cars are a very poor investment. I prefer to own the car & not have it own me. I might think differently if I had two cars, one to shine & one to drive. Then I might get into it.

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #232746 Jul 26, 11:38am Jul 26, 11:38am
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i purchased the celica with 2 things in mind
its a dailydriven car and a show car
i try my best to keep it in mint condition, my needs for my car is way different from the needs of someone who bought the car to use to go to work. my car does take abused so dont think that i bought the car just to look at.
iam just more cautious on how when and where i use my car thumbsup
so as i mention if your car is used for daily and take some major abuse(ie goes to bad road conditions etc) and or has high miles, its best to do it every 3k but as for me(with a brand new car) and other show cars i am kool with taking it in every 5k cool

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i change my oil every 3k miles...i would never go longer than that


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Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: NorwayGT] #232748 Jul 26, 12:54pm Jul 26, 12:54pm
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change your own oil man, i wouldn't give the dealership anymore money than i have (had) to.


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I go every 3k. I get sad when i get there and its like 3k and 20 miles.

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here they do it at the service wtf every 15 000 km

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Originally Posted by oas
here they do it at the service wtf every 15 000 km


dude, thats like 9,000 miles eek

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
change your own oil man, i wouldn't give the dealership anymore money than i have (had) to.


sometimes, its actually cheaper to get another person to change your oil...coupons are in the sunday paper every week...not uncommon to get 5 quarts of oil plus a filter plus labor for $13.00--which is cheaper than doing it yourself.

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
Originally Posted by Polykarb
change your own oil man, i wouldn't give the dealership anymore money than i have (had) to.


sometimes, its actually cheaper to get another person to change your oil...coupons are in the sunday paper every week...not uncommon to get 5 quarts of oil plus a filter plus labor for $13.00--which is cheaper than doing it yourself.


Yes, but you can never be sure about the quality of the job they do. I'd never let anyone change the oil on either my Celi, or my wife's car.

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do you change the oil or just add new one inn?

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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
Originally Posted by Polykarb
change your own oil man, i wouldn't give the dealership anymore money than i have (had) to.


sometimes, its actually cheaper to get another person to change your oil...coupons are in the sunday paper every week...not uncommon to get 5 quarts of oil plus a filter plus labor for $13.00--which is cheaper than doing it yourself.


Yes, but you can never be sure about the quality of the job they do. I'd never let anyone change the oil on either my Celi, or my wife's car.


point taken--and very true thumbsup

Re: next oil change at 5K? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #232756 Jul 27, 7:01am Jul 27, 7:01am
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look underneath your Hood, there should be sticker there. mine said change oil every 3500miles...

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