So why did changing the recommendation alter the behavior of people?
If you are going to ignore a 7500/5000 recommendation, aren't you just
as likely to ignore a 5k recommendation? I suppose the maintenance
required light might help, but I know more than a few people who are
comfortable ignoring those as well.
In Europe Toyotas have 10K mile oil change recommendations (see page
http://www.toyota.co.uk/bv/OwnerServices/BriefGuides/COROLLA.pdf ). I
wonder why in the US, they specify 5K oil changes. My SO keeps telling
me that her old Toyota (a mid-80s Camry) only required 10K oil
changes - I think it actually required 7500 mile oil changes, but who
am I to argue with her. Either way, it was not the engine that gave
her the most trouble, it was the transmission.
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