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Old 02-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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"Maint Reqd" light and synthetic oil

I hate to start another synthetic oil question thread, but I'm about 6500 miles into my first synth oil and my "Maint Reqd " light came on yesterday... which is about the usual timeframe that I've seen it from past oil changes. I guess my question is:

How long do you guys go between synthetic oil changes, do you change the filter at different intervals than the oil, or do you change you oil/filter based off a dipstick check?
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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5K for me, oil and filter. If I'm running lots of highway miles I'll go 7k with filter at 3.5
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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With synthetic, I run 7,500 miles between oil and filter changes. I ignore the Maint. Req'd light (just reset it whenever it kicks on) and use my Ultragauge for oil change intervals.
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Synthetic, change oil and filter on 5k interval, ignore MX light (reset), track oil change interval on "Trip B".
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I still change at 5000 with Mobil One.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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going to start changing my own next weekend,have benn running deealer oil since truck was new,now looking for a new oil to use now doing it myself,not sure if i want to waste the $ on synthetic because i like changing the oil 4-5k at the most any brand suggestions?
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going to start changing my own next weekend,have benn running deealer oil since truck was new,now looking for a new oil to use now doing it myself,not sure if i want to waste the $ on synthetic because i like changing the oil 4-5k at the most any brand suggestions?
I've always used Penzoil on my motorcycle and all past vehicles. This is the first one I've switched to synthetic and I went with Mobil 1.
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going to start changing my own next weekend,have benn running deealer oil since truck was new,now looking for a new oil to use now doing it myself,not sure if i want to waste the $ on synthetic because i like changing the oil 4-5k at the most any brand suggestions?
For a 4-5K OCI, any oil that meets the API specs will do. I'm running a 5K OCI with M1 (overkill...), but as soon as I'm out of warranty that will increase to 7.5K, possible 10K if I choose to do an analysis.
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10-12K with Mobil One.
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