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I change mine every 4k miles now days using Shell Rotella's 15w-40 regular dino oil.
I change all three oils, engine, transmission and final drive with a fresh new oil filter.
I used to adhere to a 5k miles service interval when I was using Shells' full synthetic oil 5w-40.
as mentioned previously, if you are under warranty, adhere to the OEM recommended schedule.
I agree. I have 46,000 on my 08 (Bought with 305 miles in Dec 2010) and have been running almost every oil change Rotella 5W40 Full Syn. I set my oil change reminder at 3600 and reset it once and when it comes back on I change all oils/lubes/filter, so 7200 miles for me. If I do put in a non-syn oil then I change it at 4,000 to 5,000.
If you look at any 50s - 80s cars oil change interval you will see 3000 mile changes recommended. Oil has come a long way, and so has engine machining when they make any 2000 and up car/truck/bike. "Iffie Lube" type companies want to keep the myth going about 3000 mile changes, they make $$$MILLIONS$$$ off of stupid drivers and waste thousands of gallons of oil every year. Fleet owners call BS and do "Used Oil Analysis" to prove that a change is needed. But these Fleet truck engines require 20 + quarts of oil and an analysis costs $25-$35 so if they can skip a change or 5
, the savings are immense
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Back on a 2003 AN650 and a M/T for now.
110,000 miles on a CAR TIRE/DARKSIDE.
Prior GT Radial Champiro VP1 185/60 HR 14, Potenza RE92 165/65 SR 14 and 155/65 HR 14 Formosa D2
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