<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Nobby:
<strong>Manufactors do a lot of time(and money) testing to find out the best to do all the servicing and bits. So i would just keep to that.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">it is also in their interest to sell parts you know
true, the figure they say (20,000km) will be safe i.e. the engine will not break down, but IMHO, there will be more wear and tear and the engine lifetime will be reduced. for example, just an example, the variator is said that it will have a much shorter life time if the oil is not changed regularly.
also, i know that new (syntethic) oils are better than older mineral ones, but although it will have good lubricating capabilities after 20,000km, you have to admit it will also have a considerable amount of dirt and other impurities with it also. changing the oil freuqently makes sure the oil is also clean.
just my 2p wink
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