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    Camaro Oil Change

    Once your oil change light comes on, can you drive a few days without changing?

    i can't change it til Wednesday... will that hurt the engine?

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    You should be fine, maybe just check the oil level to make sure you have enough
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    no you cant!!! it will make you car not start once it comes on!!



    it is all good to go, just try to get it changed pretty quick

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    no you cant!!! it will make you car not start once it comes on!!



    it is all good to go, just try to get it changed pretty quick
    lol

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    If you do all city driving change it every 3k, if freeway driving change it at 6k..
    I'm also assuming your running synthetic and go buy a filter mag!

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    my light comes on about every other oil change. i guess changing the oil once a year, but only driving the car 2k miles a year would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettosled View Post
    my light comes on about every other oil change. i guess changing the oil once a year, but only driving the car 2k miles a year would do that.
    I'd then change it twice a year especially if its all city driving.
    Put some Royal Purple in it.

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    Wont hurt anything just check your oil level and make sure your good to go. Most synthetic oil's are good clear past 3000 miles, you can reset the light and just get it changed as soon as you can.
    Ps Dont make it a habbit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    I'd then change it twice a year especially if its all city driving.
    Put some Royal Purple in it.
    royal purple=

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    royal purple=
    I went from Mobil One to Purple in four different cars and
    i'mvery happy with it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Wont hurt anything just check your oil level and make sure your good to go. Most synthetic oil's are good clear past 3000 miles, you can reset the light and just get it changed as soon as you can.
    Ps Dont make it a habbit
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    True they are if not under severe conditions, like stop & go's, city driving, etc.

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    If you do an oil analysis on RP, you won't be very happy when you see how much it shears.

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    you can actually go 7500 b4 an oil change, under normal driving conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedicous View Post
    I went from Mobil One to Purple in four different cars and
    i'mvery happy with it..
    thats cool if you like it, but if you go get some pennzoil platinum and you'll be happier. the wallet will be thicker too. amsoil is a real nice choice, just a lil pricey

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    My techs scream,but I change mine every 5,000 miles - Just my .02

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    I use Mobil 1, and change it every 3000.
    It's pretty dirty at 3K, so I dont push it if it goes over that.

    YOu can go over a while, just as long as your level is good, but I wouldnt go more thank 4000 miles without a filter and changed fluid.

    Oh... and don't forget to lube your chassis while under there!
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