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Motteler621 08-05-2010 09:05 PM

Oil Change
 
Hey guys, Ive got a simple question that Im sure most know the answer to. My last oil change was with Mobil 1 synthetic oil. It has been 3,000 miles, should I wait more miles to change it with the mobil 1 oil?

straty1987 08-05-2010 09:29 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
how many months have you been running it for?
is it basic city and high way driving or towing?
do you feel ok with going to the 5K max on the oil?

since its the first time with synthetic oil i would say take it to 3500-4000 miles, but if your OK with going with 5K use the oil to what it can do.

i used Mobil 1 synthetic for my last 2 years and the last oil change i used amsoil.
i ran the mobile 1 oil between 4500 - 5010 miles depending on the season and if i was going to take a long trip since i dont have a garge and have to get a big spot on the city street to change my oil.

i have a freind that changes his oil every 3 months using mobile 1 sythetic, i see that as a wast since he only puts between 2000-3000 on it and spends $65 each time. but that is what he is happy with doing and feels confertibale with it.

Motteler621 08-05-2010 09:38 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by straty1987 (Post 247999)
how many months have you been running it for?
is it basic city and high way driving or towing?
do you feel ok with going to the 5K max on the oil?

since its the first time with synthetic oil i would say take it to 3500-4000 miles, but if your OK with going with 5K use the oil to what it can do.

i used Mobil 1 synthetic for my last 2 years and the last oil change i used amsoil.
i ran the mobile 1 oil between 4500 - 5010 miles depending on the season and if i was going to take a long trip since i dont have a garge and have to get a big spot on the city street to change my oil.

i have a freind that changes his oil every 3 months using mobile 1 sythetic, i see that as a wast since he only puts between 2000-3000 on it and spends $65 each time. but that is what he is happy with doing and feels confertibale with it.

I did that oil change in the spring, cant remember the exact month though. City and some highway driving. Its been about 3,100 miles though

Knightrider03m 08-05-2010 09:44 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
I had Mobil 1EP and change my oil every 6K. I did this from about 135k-145k miles until I sold it at 195K miles. No problem what so ever with the engine.

Motteler621 08-05-2010 09:53 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
ok, Il probably do it at about 4,000. I read on Mobil 1's website that the oil doesnt break down and is warrantied for 12,000 miles, lol. Im sure it gets pretty dirty though

GR33N D3M0N 08-05-2010 10:24 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
my brother waited until 20000 miles in his altima to get the oil changed...it was the factory oil, but it wasnt that dirty, at least thats what the tech said....its all in how u drive it...

EDIT: the check oil light never came on...and the oil was always full...

vicpick58 08-06-2010 09:49 AM

Re: Oil Change
 
I use Mobil One synthetic oil in my 04 Overland, I change it every 5000 miles witch works out to be about every six weeks or so.

I have sent samples to Blackstone and had it tested, they say it could go longer and to try 7500 miles and send another sample to see how it is doing.

However I just cannot bring myself to go more than 5000 miles, and I am confident that it is safe at 5000.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 08-06-2010 09:51 AM

Re: Oil Change
 
I use the same one for high mileage I change it every 3K just cuz I like to be peticular bout it

Unholyskorn86 08-06-2010 01:20 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
I just switched to Castrol synthetic and I still can't force myself to go over 3k lol...waste of money but i'm an idiot.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 08-06-2010 01:23 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86 (Post 248305)
I just switched to Castrol synthetic and I still can't force myself to go over 3k lol...waste of money but i'm an idiot.

means u care bout ur baby just like I do

Jim Hef 08-06-2010 05:59 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
Some vehicles have a oil change indicator system. In a BMW, that uses Mobil 1, you could travel up to 22k until the light tells you to change the oil. Of course, most folks wouldn't go that long, but use of synthetics can generally be given twice the "old" change interval. Remember, the manufacturers now claim 7,500 mile intervals with standard oil. I use 5-7,500 mile intervals with synthetics, and change the filter at the same time.

Unholyskorn86 08-07-2010 12:29 PM

Re: Oil Change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boniomario (Post 248309)
means u care bout ur baby just like I do

No it means I love to do one leggers and roast my tcase up every day all day haha...so i know the oil has to be going to crap haha


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