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Old 13th August 2009
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Default 1500 miles since last oil change

and I have noticed my oil is very dark already. Should I be worrying? I use Mobil1 0W-40.


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so that's about 2400km's......a bit low imo. I change my oil every 6000 to 7000km and usually gets dark around the halfway point.

Are you using the oem filter?

Mabey it's the weather cause I know you guys are getting some heat in the lower main land.
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No worry about color unless prior to this change the oil was not changed regularly.
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My car has 58000km on it and has had a total of nine oil changes since it was fisrt puchased by the previous owner in May2004. I intend on having the oil changed every 5000km and may get them to flush out the system next oil change. Thanks for all your responses.

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wow, you only have 58k's......that really low for a MY04.
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My car has 58000km on it and has had a total of nine oil changes since it was fisrt puchased by the previous owner in May2004. I intend on having the oil changed every 5000km and may get them to flush out the system next oil change. Thanks for all your responses.

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With 36K, That's an Oil Change every 4000 miles....you don't think that's a bit extreme?

I'm getting ready to crack 100K, I change every 7.5K which some will still say is early and have no problems. You could use Mineral changing at 4/5K.
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I wouldn't worry at all.

My car does the exact same thing, if anything, it just helps me read the oil level on the dipstick..
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With 36K, That's an Oil Change every 4000 miles....you don't think that's a bit extreme?
The previous owner changed it alot true but I look at it this way for a $90 layout twice a year my car is getting that little bit extra of TLC.

My car is an ex-lease that appears to have done 90pc of its service around town - just like I do. I have replaced the tires with BFGoodrich
g-force sport all-seasons and have noticed how much smoother my progress is. It had a main service last August and I changed the oil in April of this year. Saab keeps telling me it needs a service but Ill be damned if I know what needs servicing as the manual mentions just an oil change. I reckon they are trying to get me to part with my cash. I think Im gonna get a wheel alignment done soon since I have had the new tires on for two weeks already. All that needs fixing in the rattling from the front drivers side and the blasted humming but thanks to this forum, I already know what the issues are there.

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