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post #1 of 2 Old 09-03-2011, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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oil change intervals

I have a question about oil change intervals. I guess most car manuals, if not all, say to change your engine oil every 5000 kms. or every 3 months whatever comes first. I just don't understand the 3 mths. part. Suppose you only drive your vehicle say 3000 kms. in 3 mths. How would the oil get dirtier or lose its lubricating abilities by the car or jeep compass sitting idle. The engine is sealed very well. It's like saying oil goes bad or gets dirty sitting in any container. What'd ya think? :idea:

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if the car is used on a regular basis for 3 months and you dont reach the 5000 kms the oil still needs to be changed. If its sitting idle then it does not need to be changed.

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