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Dillemma ... #5196109 08/25/19 09:41 AM
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Here is the story , Miata Mx-5 if you prefer, 2012 , less than 20k miles. I used this car only in summer , 3 to for 4k miles per years. ( this year will be less than 3k miles ) Mazda wants to have the oil change done every 4 months or 5k miles. of course the warranty is expired .

I am using PP 5w30 in it with a Wix 51348 filter , do I have to change the oil and filter every years let say before storage or, can I keep it in the car for another year and cycle up to the 8K miles ? Its a huge waste I would think to keep doing what I am doing now but hey , what do I know ?, hence my presence here !!

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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196130 08/25/19 10:10 AM
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Sounds like you are trying to keep the car nice for a long time. Once a year in the Fall.


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2000 4Runner 3.4 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Toyota
1997 B2500 Van 3.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Mopar
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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: ka9mnx] #5196153 08/25/19 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ka9mnx
Sounds like you are trying to keep the car nice for a long time. Once a year in the Fall.


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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196159 08/25/19 10:36 AM
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Yup, once a year. Do it when you put her away for the winter.


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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196194 08/25/19 11:47 AM
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Once a year, even in Qu?bec.


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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196199 08/25/19 11:49 AM
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I say yes. Ed


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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196222 08/25/19 12:10 PM
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Here's my 7 year oil change on a MAZDA RX8 with 7700 miles and Mobil 1 0w40.


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Re: Dillemma ... [Re: Baveux] #5196260 08/25/19 01:10 PM
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Ok then Ill keep the once a year schedule ... :-)

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Once every two years and even then you are not pushing the limits of the motor oil.


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Originally Posted by dave1251
Once every two years and even then you are not pushing the limits of the motor oil.


I agree. Only ~7K miles in 2 years ... change it every 2 years! I did even 3 with a low driven car and it still purrs. It was not short triped just low mileage !

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Originally Posted by dave1251
Once every two years and even then you are not pushing the limits of the motor oil.


This is the truth.


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