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Mobile 1 switch........how long till next change now ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by phoneguy44, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. phoneguy44

    phoneguy44 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok, I've switched over to Mobile 1, whens my next oil change due ??
    5K , 7K ? 10 K ?
     
  2. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    same here
     
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    which Mobil 1 did you put in? Extended Performance Mobil can go 15k, but I would change the oil filter every 5k.
     
  5. NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Well-Known Member

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    I change my Mobil 1 at 5000 miles or 6 months to keep my warranty valid, but I know it can go longer. I personally would not go more than 1 year or 10,000 miles. Whichever comes first.
     
  6. phoneguy44

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    well hell, you can go 3 - 5k on regular oil..........figured with synthetic we'd go longer. Alright then.
     
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    You're right. in fact I don't use Mobil 1 for the extended oil change benefit, I use it because it flows better in very cold temps and my truck sits outside all winter. Once my warranty is up, I will start taking advantage of the longer intervals. I only put about 8000 miles per year on my truck, so I'll probably change it once a year. No matter what oil you use, including Amsoil, you should not leave it in for more than 1 year. JMO.
     
  8. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    I do every 5k with mobil 1. Although when the oil is draining, I can see that the oil still has color to it. It can probably go a few thousand more, but I change it anayway.
     
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    Some oils definitely perform better then others (& Mobil 1 is one) but IMO you should stick with the schedule the engine Manufacturer recommends, not the oil company.
    Will the Oil company warranty your engine in the event of failure? I doubt that. 30+yrs in the repair business & I've never seen it happen..
    However, I have seen Manufacturers reject warranty claims for failure to follow prescribed maintainence schedules (ie-time/mileage)
    So after all, at the end of the day, you should ask yourself; which is less expensive, new oil? or new engine?

    I would recommend trying to save money elsewhere.. :proposetoast:
     
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    I think the advantage of running a better oil is better protection, if saving $ is the issue, buy cheap oil....
     
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    Keep with the manufacturer recommended schedule.

    I run synthetic in both my vehicles and change at 3500 or 6 months, whichever comes first.
     
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    I hear the cams can be kinda sensitive to wear so I use synthetic and change it every 6 months or 6k.
     
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    If you're using a high quality filter and M1 EP, 7500 is no problem, but like some mentioned, the cost savings isn't negligible for the off-chance you need warranty work done.
     
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    Mine's long out of warranty. I use Mobil 1 and run it anywhere between 6k to 7.5k (about every other month). Probably still has some life left in it even at 7.5k, but why push it? Most of my driving is hwy miles though; if it were mostly city, I would probably go 5k to 6k. BTW, I use either a Mobil 1 or K&N filter.
     
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    I say 5k
     
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    5k for me.
     
  18. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Any time between 3 and 5K. Whenever Im in that range, and its convienient.
     
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    Chris, are you changing at this interval because you want to be on the safe side? Or because of what the oil analysis read?
     
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    Until the warranty is expired, run the factory recommended changes.

    After that, you can either go with 10,000 miles and figure it's fine, or start incrementing the oil change interval up in steps and test the oil.

    On my other car I sent oil in for analysis to make sure I wasn't leaving it in too long. I ran 10,000 mile oil changes most of the time, always using Mobil 1 and a quality filter (Mobil 1, Wix, or Napa Gold). Since the oil always came back within specs and without excess contamination, I could probably have tried 12,000 miles.
     
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