Do you change your oil every 5000 or 10000?

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    Walmart rotates tires for free(if purchased from them) at every 5000miles. I could do it in my garage but I will try them first. They will also give me free balancing.
     
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    This is what I am leaning towards. I used to do 7500mile change for my BMW back in days.
     
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    5,000 miles with Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic 0W-20 and any filter.
     
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    my message just says 'maintenance required'

    maybe they finally reprogrammed it.
     
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    Mine is the same. No other messages about oil ever.
     
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    I wonder if that changed with the 2012 refresh.
     
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    could be. didn't the oci change after gen 3 was in production?
     
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    It changed about late 2009, about six months after the Gen3 began selling in North America.
     
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    thanks!
    so they probably had to wait for a revision to revise the message.
     
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    Canadian Prius don't say anything, no message. We improvise.
     
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    How do you know what to do without a message.

    Livin’ on the edge(y).
     
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    Look at the calendar (sometime mid-April and mid-October), and try to ignore the ridiculously low miles.
     
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    What’s the km count on the garage queen:whistle:?

    I’m already over 16k miles on our Prime we bought in April:cool:.

    It would’ve had 1k more, but the wife wanted to take the RX on our southern trip this year:).

    The cooled seats were a welcomed change to that 6 hour drive(y).
     
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    That’s like 50k miles:).

    She’s been pampered;).

    When do you buy the Prolong Charger:whistle:?

    That’s the last piece to the preventative maintenance puzzle(y).
     
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    Wow. I really didn't know that. Yes then, they definitely changed something (in a good way).
    Mine is 2010 but it is manufactured in August of 2009 and it does say "Oil Maintenance Required"

    I have a friend with 2010. I will check his and see what his message says and will check the production date of his Prius.
     
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    My Prius date is June 2009.
    I believe it just says Maintenance Required. I don't remember seeing the oil.
    I will check it in about 3500 miles....


     
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    Referring to car’s manual is not an option?
     
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    Nope, it's not.
     
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    I change at roughly 8500 miles. Typically that's about half trips of over 200 miles one-way, and most of the remainder trips of 10-30 miles one-way. I avoid shorter trips by using a bike for those.

    A good alternate plan would every time it burns as much fuel as it would burn in 10,000 miles under near-ideal conditions.

    I usually use Pennzoil Platinum (synthetic) 5W-20. Only the specified 4.4 quarts which is not enough to reach the full mark on the dipstick, checking cold.
     
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