What's your oil change interval?

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CA
I like to ask this every so often as our service intervals tend to vary depending on the season or the oil that we are using. Right now, mine is every 7500 miles with 5W30 or 10W30 Formula Shell conventional oil on the Toyota van and the Saturn. What's yours?
 
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Dubai, UAE.
Totally agree with DragRace above. These days the raw material quality is so improved that drain periods can be extended. A BMW Longlife Oil can last for 18,750 miles. DaimlerChrysler has specifications like MB 229.1; 229.3; 229.5; 229.51; 228.1; 228.3; 228.5 and 228.51 and oils meeting these specns can last for 18,750 - 25,000 miles. Fiat approved ACEA specification can go upto 15,625 miles. Ford approved oil can be used in Ford cars upto 12,500 miles. Opel has an approved longlife oil which can go upto 18,750 miles. Porsche approved engine oil can last for 12,500 miles in Ford cars. PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) has the PSA approved oil that can last till 9,375 - 18,750 miles. Renault recommends the use of ACEA A3/B3, B4 level engine oil similarly. VAG (VW, Audi, Seat) approve the VW approved oils (standard service) till 9,375 miles and Longlife service till 18,750 - 31,250 miles.
 
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Florida, Cape Coral
Turbo Mazda CX7. Running Pennzoil Platinum & WIX. Changing at 6,000 miles and UOA @ 18,000 total miles suggest I may want to try 7,500 miles. Will probably stick to 6K as I do-it-myself.
 
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Chattanooga, TN
18 months or 3000 miles (low mileage car) Amsoil 10W30 1 year or 7500 miles Amsoil 5W30 50-50 10W40 1 year or 7500 miles Amsoil 0W30 1 Year or 4000 miles MaxLife 10W30
 

Patman

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Oakville, Ontario
5000 miles or six months with GTX 5w20 in my wife's 2000 Civic In my 98 Corvette I wait for the oil life monitor to hit zero, that is always between 6000 to 7000 miles (and I use PP 5w30 still)
 
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Aridzona
I've worked up from ~5K to 9.5K. Living in S. Az, there's no real need for a special winter oil, so the OCI are entirely mileage based. Running syn (mostly M1 10W-30 mixed with ~15% 15W50EP) for the last 4 years has cleaned my used Honda's engine to a phenomenal degree. When the oil is still a semi-clear amber color at 6K, I have a real hard time tossing it! I appreciate that color and 'age' don't correspond 100%, but various UOA indicate that M1 and other solid syn oils are entirely viable to 10K and beyond. With low blow-by, I'm not as worried about acid, soot, and other stresses on the oil. I'll have my first UOA back soon, and will adjust OCI accordingly.
 
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Monroe,CT
Wife's car is 2 months,short hopper and wicked bad fuel dilution/burn off. I've tried all kinds of synthetics and dino's,best to hold up so far is Mobil 5000 5w30. SIL's car, every 6 months, M1 10w30 HM or @ 7500 miles. Daughter car, every 6 months M1 0w30. My truck, too soon usually.
 
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Kuwait
Used to be 3000 miles or 3 months with conventional. Then I upped it to 5000 miles or 6 months. Now I'm looking at 12,500+ miles or 1 year with synthetic (with a UOA of course).
 
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South FLorida
Mazda6s is once a year with M1 0w20. Low annual mileage, but prevent fuel dillution by running on highway once a week. Cad SRX is also about the same with OLM.
 
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Illinois
In my Ford engines I shoot fo 10,000 mile OCIs. I've been doing that for 31 years with M1 oils and has worked well with many high mileage engines. My sons 91 Ranger has 330,000 miles on M1 with 10,000 miles, and sometimes more, OCIs.
 
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Michigan
warranty queens min required by warranty. 5k syn for sienna 1 yr 2k miles for dmax 1 yr olm for ridgeline 4 k dino for blow by queen accord. 5 k dino for 07 corola
 
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