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    does your car run better after an oil change?

    is it me? am I going mental?
    OCI is 7.5k miles on M1 synthetic. the manual calls for a oil change every 10k

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    Frank
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    I always have the feeling my engine runs smoother after an oil change. But I think it is just the thought of having a new filter and oil.

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    agreed. Although, I change mine at 3k. Still cant believe the 10k recommended changes. Thats just insanity to me.

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    I'm having a tough time adapting to the higher milage intervals, which is why I still do mine at 7.5k; although at 3k the oil is still has that gold tint

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    I changed my oil yesterday (first change since I bought it) and wellwhaddyaknow the cam follower noise has all but disappeared

    So yeah it runs a whole lot better now!

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    Mine runs better and faster even after a wash, I guess the Cd improves

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    Could be that the tappets are a tiny bit quieter after changing the oil, especially if you're changing from a thicker summer grade to a thinner winter grade or a synthetic.

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    I haven't really noticed a difference with my 1990 c900 but the '91 c900 does seem to be a bit happier with fresh oil (less tappet noise). Both are on 5k mile OCI's. '90 has about 75,000 miles and the '91 has a bit over 231,000.

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    no differences appreciated, very smooth ride, after 25000kms for my first oil change and 44000 kms for the second one.

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