Checking oil - tips?
Jan 13 2010
Tags: checking oil
, service intervals
Just been reading the "Motor Problems" thread and read a linked post on Miata.net and the yanks seem to be shocked that our service intervals are 12,500 miles.
My question is: How often should one change their oil to keep the car happy? From their reaction, it seems that the yanks have much closer service intervals, and yet their weather/temps/etc over there aren't that different from ours (depending on location, obviously).
Also, after reading Paz's post about it being recommended to keep oil fully topped-up, does anyone have any tips for checking the oil in the MX-5? We all know how difficult it can be to check it, even if (like me) you've tried to score a rough surface into the dipstick, so this thread could even be stickied to help other folks with similar concerns about the MX-5.