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Pennzoil Platinum Synthetic good for 10,000 miles?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chilic82, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    chilic82

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    Well, I just went to Pennzoil Platinum because my wife puts about 800 miles a week on our 07 Tacoma DC Prerunner. Most of her travel is highway miles. How many miles do you think it is safe to say this oil is good for. I have a 2010 honda pilot with 5,000 miles on it and it says that it has 50% oil life left, and that is with conventional motor oil. So, what do you guys think?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    I don't think that would be a problem, driving that many miles that quickly. Porshes and Audi's have 12,500 - 15,000 miles oil change intervals.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    It's a FRAM Toughguard
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    get an oil sample at 5k, change the filter and top it off

    if it comes back good ... go for ten from then on

    use a quality oil filter, and keep the air filter clean
     
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    Fram Toughguard oil filters have silicone so it should be ok up to 5k, i wouldn't go anymore than that. I currently run MOBIL1 full synthetic with MOBILL oil filter and need to do it at about 6500k.I use to run fram tough guard but at 5k my oil was gone and needed to replace it.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    dude, i know oil threads are retarded, but a Fram Tough Guard with silicone?!
     
  7. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    Fram...hahaha, i wouldn't put a Fram on my Craftsman.
     
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    Dude Fraham oil filter have a Silicone anti-drainback valve so it holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Just my two cents but i would not go longer than 5k on an oil change with any oil, any filter and under any driving conditions. I've seen way to many motors with major sludge problems from going to long between oil changes. We recommend no more than 5k on Porsche, Audi, VW, and BMW at our shop and thats with high end filters and elf full synthetic oil.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    the basic fram filters are unimpressive, but the toughguard is an exceptional filter. don't fall into the fram=crap mentality just because you've read it a few times

    edit- the extended guard is fram's best filter and what is generally considered exceptional. the toughguard is still a step up from the basic extraguard, however.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    uh ok ... i think i'm maybe responding the hilarious notion that some ephemeral silicone coating let loose into my motor is somehow good

    brawndo ... it's got electrolytes!



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  12. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    The only way to know for sure is via an oil study. My guess based on previous experience and many years of Pennzoil Platinum usage (including currently) tells me, yes, it would be fine. I would still change the filter, though.

    So do many other filters, that doesn't make Fram better than them.
     
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