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Old 09-10-2009, 08:51 PM
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Exclamation oil change interval for 2006 volvo s60

I know this an old post but I couldn't help but comment. I asked my volvo dealer and he said for the warranty to remain valid volvo requires the oil and filter be changed at least every 7500 miles (and documented) with ANY type oil, be it synthetic or regular oil. I use Amsoil synthetic signature series and change it every 7000 to 7500 mi never more so as to keep the warranty. The mechanic recommended every 3500 for regular and 7500 for synthetic. I usually go 3000 to 3500 for regular oil. Keep in mind that you should never exceed warranty requirements, but don't assume they are the best. I drive my cars for 200,000 miles typically ( my s70 1998 has 210,000mi Amsoil euro oil).
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So much depends on how and where a car is driven. Lots of cold starts, short trips, heavy loads, dusty dirt roads, towing, stop & go, etc use up oil much quicker. Driving 55 mph on a level road with one person aboard and steady rpms = longer oil life. Which is why lots of newer cars have oil life indicators now. From BMW to Chevy Cobalt, Hondas, etc. You can't really change the oil & filter too much unless you are heavy-handed and like to strip threads. But there is no real hard and fast rule. You keep your warranty with 7500 changes, but...... I'd rather keep the car. Given # of smooth highway miles, I go for 5000 mile change intervals. More frequent in cold Michigan winters.
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food for thought... i was at the honda dealer with a friend in his almost new 2010 cr-v.. first scheduled oil change... we went to the dealer with mobil1 bought privately, and the tech said that because we used synth, ignore the "oil life computer" because it will run 0% at 3500miles (when you are scheduled to change conventional oil)..

if this is the case, assuming he wasnt talking thru his ***, is the oil life indicator really an indicator? or is it just an odometer/timer?


Concerning my car, I use Mobil1 in the volvo, changed ever 5000miles and I use any synthetic in the accord, recently Total Quartz 9000, changed every 3000 or so (doing a short change cycle to get that gunk/sludge etc out)
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mobile 1 - 5k - any more is excessive.
If its a turbo use a FULL Synthetic or turn over your drivers license
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:57 AM
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my Volvo owners manual recomends oil and filter at 20,000km (12k miles), seems like a little long interval but not when I consider that Audi recommends 10k miles for my 2.7 Turbo A6
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:53 PM
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I would strongly reccomend no more than 5000miles.... ESPECIALLY with a turbo, generally its agreed you should do turbos every 3000miles to protect them from sludging up etc...
10k or 12k is madness!
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