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ohmega07 04-11-2011 07:26 AM

Can i do better on engine care?
 
i have always tried to take care of my vehicles to best of my ability, i.e. top synthetic oil changes every 3000 miles, i use Zmax engine and fuel treatment every 6000 miles, i routinely check things like pressures/lines/misc. for hints of trouble and so on, but my question is if there is much more a person can do to ensure the most longevity from a vehicle/motor? Obviously driving style comes into play with longevity, but aside from the driver aspect?

RedRam10 04-11-2011 05:45 PM

Sounds like you have things in control. So, how many miles on the truck?

nate8604 04-11-2011 10:11 PM

I heard to stay away from Z-max. I don't think it causes problems, but I have heard that its nothing more than overpriced mineral oil. I could be wrong on this though I have never personally used the stuff.

bhc1980 04-13-2011 07:31 PM

Changing oil every 3000 miles is a bit excessive, especially using full syn oil. Do a little research on joap samples for oils and you will see that syn oils such as mobil 1 can last for about 12000+ miles. I would never run that long but you are throwing away a lot of money on perfectly good oil. Just my 2 cents.

ohmega07 04-14-2011 11:56 AM

i didnt know that full synthetic can last so long, will have to look into that some more, but your right, its not cheap!

chefred112 04-16-2011 12:37 AM

I use amsoil synthetic oil...I change mine once a year and/or 25k miles... I'm a couple hundred miles short of 200k miles on the odo...tow my boat and drag race with it...engine has held up great...

GTyankee 04-16-2011 01:12 AM

dinosaur oil 3000 mile change
synthetic oil 5000 mile change

some ppl go longer or shorter

mbehlok 04-16-2011 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefred112 (Post 501838)
I use amsoil synthetic oil...I change mine once a year and/or 25k miles... I'm a couple hundred miles short of 200k miles on the odo...tow my boat and drag race with it...engine has held up great...

Holy crap, "Once a year and/or 25K miles" Really? i would have thought you could go to 5 or 7K miles, I didnt realize you can go that long on it..

CHVYKLR 06-11-2011 11:31 PM

one of the early z-max lawsuits.

http://www.lubereport.com/e_article0...ynqMH,a101R1PT

Red05Ram 06-12-2011 04:06 AM

I use synthetic and change it every 4 grand or so, also use premium and from time to time octane boost and fuel injector cleaner (techron) and im smooth as hell, coming up on 90K


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