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"Maint Reqd" light and synthetic oil

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TurboGT, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    TurboGT

    TurboGT [OP] Hmmmm

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    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?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    John3

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    The best way is to have your oil analyzed. They will tell you if it needs to be changed on extended drain intervals.

    With that said, I change at factory recommendations.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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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
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    Pugga

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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.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    Synthetic, change oil and filter on 5k interval, ignore MX light (reset), track oil change interval on "Trip B".
     
  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    I still change at 5000 with Mobil One.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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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?
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Pugga

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    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.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    Lurkin

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    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.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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    10-12K with Mobil One. :anonymous:
     
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