OK I see your point re. CAFE numbers, didn't see that at first. 6 months is
still along time between oil changes. Cold starts and short trips put a LOT
of gas in the oil. If you don't do a long run to vaporise this gas ( and
water due to condensation) You are not lubricating you engine properly. Just
remember that oil is cheap. Motors are not. Why would you ever take the
water due to condensation) You are not lubricating you engine properly.
330k miles on a Rover with 6000 mile changes and the engine was still in
good nick. So good in fact that the car was pinched. I've never understood
the US/Canadian desire to change oil every 3 months - it might have been
needed back in the 1950's but it isn't now.
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 19:31:39 +0000, Chris Street
out problem, 1.6 V Reg:
The people who sell the oil and filters and provide the service think
it's a good idea.
I personally change oil/filter every 5k miles simply because it's easy
to look at the odometer and know when a changes is comming up. When I
was a kid, I used to do changes every 10k miles, (Sunbeam Alpine and
later a Triumph TR-4) and the oil now is much better. Never had an oil
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