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roxyracer Oct 22, 4:43am - #306427 

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Is it time for first oil change?

Hi everyone,

I just took my new Celi on it's first long trip all the way from Bay area California to Oregon over 1,000 miles and it ran perfect the whole way over the summit and all. I love driving my car it was so comfortable and just cruised the whole way.

I now have about 3,200 miles on her and I was wondering when is the best time for an oil change? Now? What is the best oil I can use? Thanks for your help happywink

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Zero Oct 22, 4:45am - #306428 

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your car is too new for synthetic oil.

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SquadOne Oct 22, 4:56pm - #306429 
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the best time for an oil change is every 3,000 miles. unless you use synthetic you can go 4,000. everyone has their opinions on synthetic, some like it some don't. it's really up to you.

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celicajonz Oct 22, 4:57pm - #306430 
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Originally Posted by Zero
your car is too new for synthetic oil.


^^^^^?? shouldn't you use synthetic oil from day 1 to keep it new...thats what i did and prob. a whole bunch of us thumbsup wave
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roxyracer Oct 22, 5:02pm - #306431 

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Originally Posted by celicajonz
Originally Posted by Zero
your car is too new for synthetic oil.


^^^^^?? shouldn't you use synthetic oil from day 1 to keep it new...thats what i did and prob. a whole bunch of us thumbsup wave


Good question, I would like to know the answer.

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SquadOne Oct 22, 5:24pm - #306432 
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it's safe to use synthetic. just like i said, everybody has different opinions on it. the majority of ppl i know use synthetic, if that helps

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csheriff Oct 22, 6:53pm - #306433 
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just be ready to pay an arm and a leg for it. my last oil change i got synthetic, not fully realizing how expensive it was and about had a shit fit when my bill was like 56 bucks.

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celicajonz Oct 22, 6:57pm - #306434 
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Originally Posted by csheriff
just be ready to pay an arm and a leg for it. my last oil change i got synthetic, not fully realizing how expensive it was and about had a shit fit when my bill was like 56 bucks.


...^^^thats y you do-it-ur-self...its only 20-something bucks... thumbsup wave
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ragingpaseo Oct 22, 7:11pm - #306435 
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i wouldn't do synthetic oil just yet, maybe after 10000miles. meanwhile, if i remember correctly, under the Hood, there is a sticker recommending oil to be changed at every 3500 miles...
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csheriff Oct 22, 7:20pm - #306436 
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Originally Posted by celicajonz
Originally Posted by csheriff
just be ready to pay an arm and a leg for it. my last oil change i got synthetic, not fully realizing how expensive it was and about had a shit fit when my bill was like 56 bucks.


...^^^thats y you do-it-ur-self...its only 20-something bucks... thumbsup wave
then oil is more expensive around here, cause mobile 1 synthetic is like 6.50 a quart.

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ragingpaseo Oct 22, 7:24pm - #306437 
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^tried walmart???
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SquadOne Oct 22, 7:26pm - #306438 
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over here its $40 for a case of 6 + a mobil Oil Filter.. so it equals out to about $50 total for me.

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Aly Oct 23, 7:16am - #306439 
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When I bought my celi it had around 34k on it and before i broke it in any further i went to wal-mart and got full synthetic oil change. The only difference is that full synthetic has more lubricants. So if you drive your car hard then full synthetic might be the best choice.

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Aly Oct 23, 7:17am - #306440 
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Oh by the way it only cost me $40 and I used mobil 1

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TaeMachine Oct 23, 7:45am - #306441 
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Originally Posted by SquadOne
over here its $40 for a case of 6 + a mobil oil filter.. so it equals out to about $50 total for me.

A case of Mobile 1 is only about $23 at Costco + $5 for a Toyota filter.
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SquadOne Oct 23, 3:31pm - #306442 
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Originally Posted by TaeMachine
Originally Posted by SquadOne
over here its $40 for a case of 6 + a mobil oil filter.. so it equals out to about $50 total for me.

A case of Mobile 1 is only about $23 at Costco + $5 for a Toyota filter.


^ yeah i saw that at costco, but its a far drive for me just to buy oil. autozone is down the street from me so i just go there.

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