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How long would will you go on Synthetic before next change ?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by phoneguy44, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    phoneguy44

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    I searched and found inserted opinions on other threads but didnt see where the question was asked straight up so here I am.

    Switched over to Mobile 1 5w-30 last oil change, with 5K on that, changed oil again, new filter but added Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer to Mobile 1. Now Lucas claims their product "Increases oil life atleast 50%."

    With that said, how long would you go before your next change ?

    Conditions my truck performs in is 11 mile daily trip to work, hour drive to hunting club every weekend and a couple minutes of locking into 4x4 down a hunting road. No towing or heavy loads. Is 10K too long ? Can I go further safely ?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    well, I do about ever 5000 KM, maintenance is cheap insurance...

    But from what I hear your good to about 8000KM.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Absolutely !
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    I'm changing to mobile one this next oil change and plan on changing it every 5,000 or 6 months....which ever comes first.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I've got 5200 on it right now, I'm going to atleast go to 7K and have oil checked, see how it did. I'm positive by what I've read that it will come back with high marks even at 7K.
    Still want to hear opinions, expert advise......
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I go 5,000, however with synthetic you go easily go to 7,500 no problem. Anything less than that you're throwing your money away.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    I run Amsoil and I change it every 5000 miles.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    I go 5k on mobil one as well. It comes out kind of dirty so I'm happy to change it at 5k. Plus it gives me an excuse to get under the truck.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    my dealership said i could go 10,000 miles- Mobil 1 sythetic. Are they full of shit or what??
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Also is it ok to switch back to regular oil after I just put synthetic in it?
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    What's your warrenty say? On mine it's 5,000 or 6 months (which ever comes first). Also, why do you want to switch back to dino? I'm sure it's ok to make the switch but just curious??
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    i go 7500 miles and it comes out clean as a whistle, until it comes out dirty i am going to keep on the same schedule
     
  13. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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  14. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    im using Pennzoil Ultra Synthetic and change it every 6000 miles, although many say you can go 10,000+ miles when running synthetic but id rather not
     
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    Well I get mine done at dealershit and they say every 10,000 and my maintenance schedule is way out of whack
     
  16. Dec 30, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Gonna do the same. Changing at 7K and get the oil tested. I'll come back when results are in. I wanna get my moneys worth out of this expensive stuff I'm pourin in this V6.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    I buy Mobil 1 5w-30 at walmart for $24 (or $25?) per 5 quart jug. I change at 3500 mile intervals. Some would say I'm throwing my money away *cough* Yamaha Dave *cough*, but for as relatively cheap as oil is, I figure a few more changes/dollars per year is worth the peace of mind it gives me.

    OP, fwiw, I would be less concerned with the oil breaking down and more concerned with the filter not "filtering" after 5k or so. Just my 2¢ though.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    It is just fine to switch back and forth. The oils are totally compatible and can even be mixed.
     
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    FWIW ... I always do my first & second oil & filter change early (around 1,500 & 3,000 miles) to get the "break in metal particulate" out.

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