Frequency of Old Changes

LS 400 owners, how often to you change your oil?
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Never ever change your old! Bad for your car, bad for your family, bad for you. So JUST SAY NO! DO NOT CHANGE YOUR OLD!!!!
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Absolutely agree. The more often you change your Old, the Newer it gets!
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yearly, or every 6000, whichever comes first (conventional synthetic oil) Mobil one I leave till I feel like it.
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Yearly, with filter change every 6 months or 5000 miles on a GS 300 with 60k miles at present. We use Mobil 1, 0 - 40 European formula, and had an oil analysis last spring and it was fine. The GS is driven mainly on trips over 50 miles 95% of the time.

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Buckshop LeFunk Wrote:

Every 5000 miles (or 7500 km's). Filter you can do every other oil change.
Yearly oil changes are just asking for trouble.
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I have a '98 with 160,000 miles. I bought it new. I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles. I use only mobile 1 100% synthetic, and always have. It costs me about $30 to change my own oil, and i buy the best fully synthetic oil on the market, and I also buy the best oil filter on the market. I had my first oil change done at Lexus. $100 later, with cheap oil, and a cheap filter; I decided it best to do it myself.
Oil, Tires, and Brakes are the only things I have ever changed on my Lexus since new, and it runs better today than the day I picked it up at the Lexus showroom.
A bit excessive? yes. But I bought a $60,000 car 7 years ago, and haven't spent $2,500 YET on maintenance issues.
I also change the transmission fluid (flush it) every 30,000 miles. The air filter every 30,000 miles. I did the spark plugs at 90,000; and have still yet to need to do the timing belt.
- it's just me -

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Wow! I too, have a 1998 LS 400. It has 80,000 miles. I change the oil every 500 miles. I am impressed that you have yet to change the timing belt, but you may be playing Russian Roulette with that. The book says change at 90,000.
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wow, oil changes are every tank and a half of fuel?
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I meant every 5,000 miles
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So do I. Just coming up to 375K on my 92 ES300. I use non-synthetic 10-40 Castrol from my local oil changing place. They still insist on putting the little tag on my windshield to come in after 3000 miles, and I still come in after 5000 every time. Engine still runs great.
As I recall, the manual says every 7500 miles. For me every 5000 is just real easy to remember on the odometer. 5,10,15,20,etc.
I don't think it makes any difference whether it's an ES300 or LS400 or any other Lexus model. The quality of oil these days is just so good all you need to do is change it, and the filter, regularly to be in good shape.

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