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Synthetic oil

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by jwa1028, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    jwa1028

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    how long between oil changes? Mostly highway miles.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Change at the recomended interval, and send some of the oil to have a sample performed on it. You can base the change intervals on the results of the testing.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    def4pos8

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    I drain my crankcase annually. AMSOIL Signature Series is good for up to 36,000 miles but during the thirty years I've used AMSOIL products, I've never gone past 24,000 in a single year/drain.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    you should be good for 5000+ if you are doing alot of hwy driving
     
  5. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    blendedfamily

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    I do alot of HWY driving and I use synthetics in all my vehicles. I try to go every 4500-5000. Some blends are supposed to have additional additives which are further resistant to breakdown, which, supposedly you can go further than that....
     
  6. Nov 25, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    Raven65

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    The factory oil change interval with conventional oil is 5000 miles. I'd think you could safely double that with synthetic. Any of you experts know for sure? I guess the suggestion about getting a sample tested would be the safest way to know for sure.
     
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