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I bought a new car. When do I need to replace the engine oil?

2 liter diesel.

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see the owners manual it's in the glove box. there's a whole lot of good information in it.
If all else fails.......read the directions.

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I thought it was every 6 months?

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Good God no! Read the owner's manual and/or seek out a good mechanic.
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Was I that off? It's gotta be 4 or 5,000 mikes then right? Correct me if I'm wrong
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I would check and see if, the oil looks dirty if so change it. really tho if you have the money do it anyway. then just keep track.

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every 3 months or 3000 miles. whatever occurs first

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My car will tell me when to change the oil but telling how much percent of "good" oil is left. Sometimes it is by months and other times it is by the mileage and usage of the car before I start getting my reminders. The owners manual will tell you also. So there are several ways to find out. If you don't have an owners manual then you can always look it up on the internet or call the dealership of the that makes your car, if it was bought used. They will tell you for certain. Good luck!

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You should read the owner's manual and obey it. But when I get a new car (which isn't all that often) I change oil after the first 500 miles and then go on the scheduled routine. I change my oil every 5000 miles but in a new car you have to go by the manufacturer's schedule to protect your warranty.

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I changed my oil every 2500-3000 miles. I bought it brand new and I got 288000 miles on that little pick-up truck. Use Castrol GTX that's what I used.

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Change it when you first buy the vehicle, unless the dealer confirms he recently changed it.

Then follow the directions your user manual gives. The manual will tell you what type of oil to use. Different types get changed at different times.

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você tem que olhar periodicamente se o nível está baixo!

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now

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now change it i am a micanic

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It is good to go by the service schedule in the owner's manual. Initially though as you break the new engine in more metal debris will result. I would change it after the first 500 miles, then after the next 2000 miles. After that I would follow the owner's manual recommendation. Also remember to change the filter each time, it is just as important. Be sure to use the correct weight as well (for example, 5w20). Lastly if you find a oil you like stick with that one for the rest of the life of the engine. When you change oil brands as a result of the oil changes , the chemicals in one brand can counter those in the previous brand (you see not all the oil come out when you do an oil change). Your engine gets less protection as a result. See the previous post about the guy who uses Castrol exclusively and has 288k miles on his truck.

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Thanks a lot
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500 miles

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i changed mine every 3,000 miles weather it needed it or not that is what my book told me to do

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Later (newer) models now say change it every 7,5000 miles. Older models, every 3,000

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Owners manual

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5,000 miles in the book and check what type of oil is needed

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in your manual it should say about every 5,000 miles

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FIRST FEW OIL CHANGES : every 3000 miles!

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