Thread: Oil change time
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by Gilly
An engine containing 8 quarts of oil should be able to go twice as long as one that only hold 4 quarts, just as surely as a car with a 20 gallon fuel tank will go twice as far as one that has a 10 gallon fuel tank (assuming the fuel mileage is the same).

that last part is what concerns me. If my car runs proportionatley dirtier than other cars with less oil (which I'm sure old cars and bigger engines do), I would expect to change them at the same intervals. Also, it does say 8.5 in the manual, but in practice, it takes 9.5, I'm not sure if the manual doesn't account for the filter or something else...
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