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Is it time for first oil change? #306427 Oct 21, 9:43pm Oct 21, 9:43pm
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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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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: roxyracer] #306428 Oct 21, 9:45pm Oct 21, 9:45pm
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your car is too new for synthetic oil.


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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: Zero] #306429 Oct 22, 9:56am Oct 22, 9:56am
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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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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: Zero] #306430 Oct 22, 9:57am Oct 22, 9:57am
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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

Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: celicajonz] #306431 Oct 22, 10:02am Oct 22, 10:02am
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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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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: roxyracer] #306432 Oct 22, 10:24am Oct 22, 10:24am
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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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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: SquadOne] #306433 Oct 22, 11:53am Oct 22, 11:53am
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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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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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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...

Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: celicajonz] #306436 Oct 22, 12:20pm Oct 22, 12:20pm
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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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Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: csheriff] #306437 Oct 22, 12:24pm Oct 22, 12:24pm
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^tried walmart???

Re: Is it time for first oil change? [Re: ragingpaseo] #306438 Oct 22, 12:26pm Oct 22, 12:26pm
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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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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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Oh by the way it only cost me $40 and I used mobil 1


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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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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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