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RedRocker 08-07-2009 01:10 PM

'08 Oil Change Interval
 
Thinking of going synthetic and using a high quality filter to run 6 mo/6K mile oil change interval (basically twice as long as the interval my Jeep tells me). Any reason not to do this? Any thoughts/experiences with Amsoil synthetic oil and Wix filters?

(4.7L Gen II engine if that makes any difference.)

Scottina06 08-07-2009 01:15 PM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
no experience with Amsoil/wix...but I have used mobil1 5w-30 ext. performance/K&N gold oil filter from almost day one

RedRocker 08-07-2009 01:19 PM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 44293)
no experience with Amsoil/wix...but I have used mobil1 5w-30 ext. performance/K&N gold oil filter from almost day one

I hear that Mobil1 isn't what it used to be, that's why I'm kinda shying away from that product. I have used K&N filters, but only due to their name - I've never researched enough to know if that decision was warranted.

What change interval do you use?

Scottina06 08-07-2009 01:22 PM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
sorry....every 5k

scottydog 08-08-2009 09:09 PM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedRocker (Post 44291)
Thinking of going synthetic and using a high quality filter to run 6 mo/6K mile oil change interval (basically twice as long as the interval my Jeep tells me). Any reason not to do this? Any thoughts/experiences with Amsoil synthetic oil and Wix filters?

(4.7L Gen II engine if that makes any difference.)

I get great UOAs with my 06 4.7 engine, using Pennzoil Platinum/Wix filter/6k intervals. IMO Amsoil is overpriced. PP is $4/qt at Walmart.

Scottina06 08-08-2009 09:20 PM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
I have heard good things about the platinum...but i hate to change from the M1 ext performance. I have used it in every car I have owned for the last 5-6 years. Thats included a 600 pony 3000GT VR4, Lexus IS250, Stealth TT, 99 Cougar, 99 3000GT SL and of course my slightly modified WK. LOL

jkram 08-09-2009 08:21 AM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
I am in charge of oil change intervals for construction equipment, the nastiest enviroment for engines. I know there is so much myth and BS about oil changes. So..............
Any snyth is going 6,000 miles without even a hint of deterioration. Wix filters are totally up to the task also.
BTW In my 5.7 I use Mobil 1 and OEM Mopar filters at 6,000 miles. The Mopar filters look stock (cool LOL!) that's why I use them.

RedRocker 08-09-2009 08:48 AM

Re: '08 Oil Change Interval
 
Thanks guys. I forgot that I can get my oil analyzed - I'll do that at 5K miles just to be on the safe side. Assuming the oil is still good, I'll switch to 6K, 6 month intervals.


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