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I took my '12 xB in for the 5K oil change (as stated in the maintenance booklet) and the service guy said I have synthetic 20W and it changes on 10K intervals. My confusion is that the booklet says 5K. All they did was rotate the tires and send me on my way.

So, this thing is on a 10K service interval, eh? I'm not sure I feel comfortable about going all the way out to 10K but, OTOH, the xB2 does NOT encourage spirited driving like my xB1 did.
 

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spirited driving not encouraged??? you must be doing it wrong, lol.

The Scion service boost is good for 5 regular oil changes at 5k interval or 2 synthetic changes at a 10k interval. I used up my 5 regular changes and have since switched to synthetic and adopted the 10k interval.
 

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It might not be related but Audi's have a 10,000 mile service interval. Although expect some oil consumption from interval to interval. I got my xB at 38,000 miles. Ive been using 5w30 full synthetic oil ever since.

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Um . . .
recommendation for xB2s is 0w-20 or 5w-20. 5w-30 is too heavy for the recommendation (but OK on other engines).
 

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I brought my car in around 8000 and they did the oil change. 5k on synthetic oil is nothin' these days.
 

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You folks speak of miles when you say k right?
I have been using regular oil (as in not synthetic) since I bought it last year and here the "normal" oil change period is 5000 KM working out to roughly 3000 MILES (close enough)
I have been changing my oil every 2500 MILES
Am I over spending doing my oil so often haha?
 

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SERIOUSLY, YES!

The US spec is 5,000 miles/8,000 KM for reg oil.
 

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If you pull the dip stick at 5,000 miles, the oil doesn't even look dirty. Cars of yesteryear had dirty oil at 2000 miles. What an improvement!
 

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Sounds like there isn't a real consensus here. They said 10K and it was synthetic so I guess I'll have to believe them. They slapped a Pennzoil sticker on the windshield that said oil due at 9950. 0-20w.
 

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Typical intervals are 5,000 miles for regular dino oil and 10,000 miles for synthetic.

If you really want to go crazy, send off samples of your dirty oil for an analysis. That will tell you how often you need to change the oil for your specific oil type, vehicle, driving conditions, etc.
 

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The "change your oil every 3,000 miles" mentality is from your grandpa's and fathers time. Oil refining technology has advanced in leaps and bounds, and most cars nowadays have between 5,000 to 10,000 mile oil change intervals. Some, like Jaguar, do 15,000 mile intervals on the oil. There have been extensive tests by independent companies like Edmunds on oil condition at the 5k interval, and found that the oil still had a few thousand miles service life left. It doesn't hurt to change your oil earlier, but you are just throwing money away unecessarily. I'm using Mobil 1 5W20 full synthetic in my 08 xB and it has bumped my fuel economy up by about 1.5 mpg, plus my engine runs quieter I think. I plan on running it to 10k miles before my next change!
 

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OK I'm late to this post but I had a similar question. The manual says oil change at 5000 miles which should be covered under the 2 year boost. I have yet to hit 5k miles but I commute daily in it and I'll have a problem if the dealer says interval is 10K miles. I'm comfortable with every 5k but 10K seems too long- synthetic or not. Yes the luxury Germans go long between oil changes but I believe their reservoirs are oversized unlike ours.

I've also seen complaints of oil consumption which is nerve racking so I'm checking the oil every few fill ups.

I figured Scion boost 25k complimentary service meant oil change and rotations/check every 5k.
 

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I use 5w-20 synthetic and buy Mobile 1 with OE filter and change it every 5k with the dealer and just pay labor. The dealer doesn't say nothing about 10k and gives me what's left over from the 5 quart jug.

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