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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:54 pm    Post subject: Silly question. Reply with quote

Okay. I feel ridiculous asking this question but when does everyone get their oil changes done? I had my first one at 300 miles. I now have 900 miles on it and think I'm due.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI GG -I think the second oil change is 1000 miles after the first (according to my dealer who BTW rec' a first at 500) I would check with your dealer though for sure!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I got from the dealer:
First oil change at 500 miles (do the rear gear oil then as well)
After that, change it every 1200-1500 miles. Change the oil filter every third oil change.

It certainly won't hurt to change oil every 1000 miles, especially if you do a lot of short trips that don't allow the engine to fully warm up (errands, shopping, etc.)

As always, YMMV.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dealer also said first at 500 then every 1000. Personally, I would change the filter every time I change the oil. There not that much and I think its worth the piece of mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for your input. I guess I got confused from the manual which said first 500km then every 1000km after that to keep the warranty effective.

That would translate to 300 miles then every 600 miles, right? The odometer is in miles, isn't it?

I did my first oil change etc at 300 miles... plus another 600 miles = 900 miles... so I think I'm due now. Am I confused??? Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dealer said 500 miles for the first and then every 1,000 miles after that. I believe Genuine's "official" stance currently is 300 miles. I figure split the difference and go in at 400.

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Ah, here's the link to the official answer. First service at 200 miles (uh, no) and then 1,000 to 1,500 thereafter (or 1,500 to 2,000 if you use synthetic oil):

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=428&highlight=oil+change
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right under the odometer it says 500km and 1000km (325 and 650 miles) My dealer said that somewhere BEFORE 500 mi should be good and then about anywhere between 600 and 800 miles after that or so. To add my two cents...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And don't forget, as has been mentioned elsewhere, you MUST have the Buddy serviced by your dealer before or at 500 miles in order to keep your warranty. Other maintenance you can do yourself.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. That clarifies everything for me. I was right on all accounts... conservatively. I did have the first oil change and inspection from my dealer so my warranty is in effect... phew. Good to know I can do the others myself if needed. Good to go!

Cheers. Very Happy

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