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355 oil change schedule

Discussion in '348/355' started by spidey, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. spidey

    spidey Karting

    The car does not get a lot of mileage on it (about 1,500 miles this year).

    last oil change was whe I had the 30K service done 1.5 years ago.

    Whats the oil change frequency that makes practical sense? any other service need to be done ?
     
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  3. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    When you pull out the dipstick and it looks like asphalt.:D

    Engine oil and filter should be changed every 7,500 miles or at least once a year. So yours is due.
     
  4. GCalo

    GCalo F1 Veteran

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    Spidey,

    I'd change that oil more frequently than every 1.5 years!

    My CL500 calls for 10K oil changes. I change every 5K, and I have only put 5,300 miles on it since 12/03, AND I have changed the oil 3X's already. It's synthetic oil as well.

    Oil is cheap; repairs are not.

    Why not drive that car up to my place every two weeks on Saturdays to say hello!
     
  5. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Every six months for the non-drivers. 3,000 miles for the drivers.
    :)
    12 cylinders or walk!
     
  6. DMOORE

    DMOORE Formula 3

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    Every 3k or six months for a non driver. Like my father said in his best Tonto impersonation " oil cheap, engine expensive."

    Darrell.
     
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  8. 360trev

    360trev F1 Rookie
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    Q. Is the oil filter and oil used on the 355 exactly the same as on the 360?

    The reason I am interested is to know why some garages are trying to charge more to do a service on a 360 than on a 355 ! Aren't they pretty damn similar engines?
     
  9. Robin

    Robin F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    As the son of a Mobil Oil lubricant engineer and salesman of almost 30 years, I was always told that the 3000 mile oil change intervals advertised by the oil companies were simply a money making scheme. If you're racing your car every weekend, 3000 mile might be ok, but otherwise you're just throwing money away.

    -R
     
  10. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
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    When Mobil 1 came out...back in the 70's it was advertised as 1 year 25k mile oil. I was told by a Mobil rep a number of years ago that the manufactures got after Mobil and that is why they changed their Marketing.
     

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