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I'm thinking about getting a 3.8 Track Manual - I live 1.6 miles from work, so I do around 3-4 miles a day, with longer runs on the weekend. Are the short runs going to be a problem for the V6? Should I be doing closer than normal oil changes or taking other precautions?


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Ewan

p.s. I clearly fail with my topic, apologies!
 

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Hi guys,


I'm thinking about getting a 3.8 Track Manual - I live 1.6 miles from work, so I do around 3-4 miles a day, with longer runs on the weekend. Are the short runs going to be a problem for the V6? Should I be doing closer than normal oil changes or taking other precautions?


Thanks

Ewan

p.s. I clearly fail with my topic, apologies!
Nope.

I have a 2010 3.8 Track Manual that I have driven from short to long distances and everything in between in my so far 1.5 years of ownership (50500 miles give or take to be exact) and just followed the owners manual for general maintenance timelines. No problems here.
 

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Hi guys,


I'm thinking about getting a 3.8 Track Manual - I live 1.6 miles from work, so I do around 3-4 miles a day, with longer runs on the weekend. Are the short runs going to be a problem for the V6? Should I be doing closer than normal oil changes or taking other precautions?


Thanks

Ewan

p.s. I clearly fail with my topic, apologies!
Please don't take this offensively, but ever consider getting a vespa to ride to work or perhaps a bicycle? May save a bunch of money on gas (mileage will suck on the Coupe because it won't be able to reach effiecient operating temps so it'll be running less efficiently since it's not warmed up), and maintenance.
 

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Exactly. It's a waste of resources to drive a car 1.5 miles. Is it any wonder we are so fat as a nation?

If you choose to do a lot of short trips w/ any car it's considered severe service and will require more frequent oil changes. Oil needs to get up to a certain temperature for a period of time for condensation to completely evaporate. If it doesn't, this moisture forms varnish and other acid like components that are bad for the metal inside your engine. The motor, V6 or not, matters not. It's bad for all of them.
 

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+1 ^ - I can attest. One of my jobs is only 4 miles away form where I live... the days I drive there... my mpg is only averagin' around 12,13...

I now walk to work so I save the $ :) And lose my spare tire too. Makes car go faster = will do :)
 
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