Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 05:09:14 -0400 From: "Jim M" <jbmoore3nospamnospamast.net> Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!
"Jonathan Kaplan" <insure10nospamo.com> wrote in message news:r9OdnagODb-ovE3ZnZ2dnUVZ_qKdnZ2dnospamast.com... >I just had my 25,000 mile oil change. I've been changing the semi-synthetic >when the car tells me to. (It's included with the warranty) > > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamVETHIS.hotmail.com> wrote in > message news:44D00FBC.62E0FEEEnospamVETHIS.hotmail.com... >> >> >> Jonathan Kaplan wrote: >> >>> I drive my 2004 9-5 Linear wagon back and forth to work (3 miles each >>> way) >>> and many local errands. I am averaging 15 mpg! I checked the actual >>> mileage >>> calculation vs. the car's computer and came up with 14.2! How can a >>> four >>> cylinder car get gas mileage this low? >> >> The engine barely even warms up ! No great surprise really. That's a >> horribly >> inefficient way to run a car. It's tough on the oil too. How often do you >> change >> it ? >> >> Graham >> >> > > With that type of driving, I'd feel guilty doing 2,500 miles between oil changes. I believe automotive engines need to fully warm up on a regular basis to allow the oil to burn-off the raw gas that gets down the cylinder walls during cold operation. Tell us how many miles/month or year and how frequently does it run for say a fifteen minute or more trip? Jim