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castrol 0W30 synt oil change once every year.

so yeah, i am in the UK now, and i bought myself a little mini cooper, and the oil changed are to be done once a year, or within 18 000 miles.

WTF that doesnt sound right.

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Re: castrol 0W30 synt oil change once every year.

Definitely doesn't sound right. I have a friend that's a Mini tech, and he laughs at the recommended intervals.

The 0W30 German-made Syntec is better than the others, but I still wouldn't use it that long.
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Re: castrol 0W30 synt oil change once every year.

i have never really lived in europe, but i know that oil changed are not done every 3000 miles here, but i never thought it would be that long, i ll still do it every 5K i think.

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Re: castrol 0W30 synt oil change once every year.

We were told from the dealer and it says the same in the manual, with the last two Mercedes, to change the oil every 12-15k miles.

Of course, the W210 cars have a 10qt capacity.

I wonder if it's done for environmental reasons, plus don't the new MINIs have start/stop? That reduces wear by quite a bit as well.

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Re: castrol 0W30 synt oil change once every year.

yeah, i have the start stop option, pretty cool, small fuel tank, even when i beat on the car i get 36mpg city.

perfect car for big city living, lol i already bought 140 of parts today lol

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