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0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

I decided to analyze my oil after i changed it today. My last oil change was ay 14700 miles and today's change came at 19800. I took a sample of the fresh oil i was putting in and compared it to the used oil i was taking out. Mobil 1 0W40 fully synthetic. The oil going in fresh tested at a viscocity of 10.2 cst which is near the mid range of a 30 weight oil. The used oil after 5000 miles came out at 9.1 cst or at the low end of a thirty weight oil. I was a little surprised by two things.

1. That the fresh oil came out so long on the viscosity index.
2. That the oil only really degraded about 10 percent over its "useful" life.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

you gonna extend changes now?
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

I haven't thought too much about that. I am considering testing some other 0w40 brands to try to pick up the viscosity. I am also considering doing a blend for my next change. I will be more than happy to keep everyone posted on the wear and tear of the oil. I didn't see anything alarming, no metal etc.
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

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I haven't thought too much about that. I am considering testing some other 0w40 brands to try to pick up the viscosity. I am also considering doing a blend for my next change. I will be more than happy to keep everyone posted on the wear and tear of the oil. I didn't see anything alarming, no metal etc.
Possible to do a test for Red Line 0W40?
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

considered an actual analysis? which would provide much more info about the actual condition of the oil
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Possible to do a test for Red Line 0W40?
I could definitely take a look. Unfortunately the only 0w40 available at the shops where I live is Mobil 1 fully synthetic. I mean its a great brand but i lack the accessibility of other oils, especially things like redline. Maybe next time I order something I'll have them throw some redline in.
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considered an actual analysis? which would provide much more info about the actual condition of the oil
I didn't plan on going too deep into the analysis. The equipment in my lab really isn't designed for those variety of tests and it would require me to send it out. I do however plan on possibly investigating other brands to see which one holds up better over time. I will likely do my next change with something other than Mobil 1.
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I didn't plan on going too deep into the analysis. The equipment in my lab really isn't designed for those variety of tests and it would require me to send it out. I do however plan on possibly investigating other brands to see which one holds up better over time. I will likely do my next change with something other than Mobil 1.
analysis is usually less than 40 dollars and could provide you alot of piece of mind heres one for 25
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

I know this has been dead for a bit, but I have a few questions. With this analysis/change did the Jeep tell you it was due, or do people not even listen to that?

The reason I ask is because my 2012 has 5058 miles today. My first "oil change due" message came at 2000 miles. I changed to Royal Purple and the XG2 from Fram. The "oil change due" message came yesterday at 5051 miles. Is the message set to change on a timeline? I do not beat on the vehicle, so this seems excessive.

Are folks just disregarding this message, or change it when it comes up?
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

Best answer is pull a sample and get it analyzed goggle Blackstone labs
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

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Best answer is pull a sample and get it analyzed goggle Blackstone labs
Can't ship oil through customs...
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Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

Where are you Google oil analysis in your area and popular consensus is fram filters are crap
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