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Old 01-19-2012, 06:53 PM
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Ok, so I have 7200 miles on my truck now, had the oil changed at 3200 miles because I had a free oil change from my dealer. My light came on at about 6900 miles, which is right around 3700 miles after last oil change. I was wondering why it came on so soon, since I was told 7000 miles per change. So you guys are saying that 4000 miles on an oil change I should just reset the light and have it done around 7000 miles which would me about 10k on my odometer? Was going to have it done this weekend...tired of looking at the i on my evic
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I know most the oils and newer vehicles out there are fine with the higher milage oil change intervals. The newer oils can handle the 7500 mile oil changes and still be good. The problem I have is most oil filters out there are paper filters. Paper filters start to break down in 3 months/3000 miles once used with oil. Even with amzoil and the other, once a year oil change/oils, it is recommended to change your oil filter every 3000 miles and top the oil level off.
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i use mobil one 15k oil and oil filter and i dont see a problem with it. but i had a question about this too ive never seen my change oil light come on is that weird? i think the most i went was 6k miles on a oil change and im going to let it go to at least 7k this time. im going on my 7th oil change now
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There are always different opinions on oil (check all the threads)l but there is definitely some misinformation in this thread.

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I have to have the dealer do the switch to synthetic right? Which synthetic do you recommend.
No, you can change to synthetic yourself. I use Amsoil with a bypass filter system. I think it's the best set up but that is just my opinion.

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I use castrol synthetic in my car (truck is too old for synthetic).
Your truck isn't too old. That is a myth. It used to be thought that synthetic would cause leaking seals but that isn't true. What really happened was it would clean seals that were already bad but were plugged with gunk from the old oil.

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I would even consider adding some Lucas to your oil changes, that stuff definitely helps in the long run as well. Hope this helps!
Pass on the oil additives; modern oil has all the additives it needs. There is nothing to be gained from snake oil and you may even do more bad than good.

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Synthetic oil is still "dinosaur oil". Both conventional oil and synthetic oils are made from crude. Synthetic is just more refined and uniformed. There is a lot of misinformation about synthetic oil.

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...Motor_Oil.aspx
No offence, but I might suggest that you get your information from sites that are not advertising a product. Synthetic oils are not just more highly refined mineral oil. If you notice at the top of the page it starts, "Synthetic motor oils - such as Mobil 1". The kicker is the "such as". Mobil1 is a Group III oil which is derived from mineral oil through a process known as hydro cracking. It is not actually a synthetic oil but for marketing purposes in the US it is referred to that way. It is not considered synthetic in Europe. Group IV and V are not made from mineral oil and are true synthetics which are "built" from polymers and esters. Royal Purple and Amsoil are examples of oils using Group IV and V oils. I'm not saying that Group III oils are bad I'm just clarifying the technical info; Mobile 1 is a fine oil but technically it is not a true synthetic. I believe originally it used to be primarily a Group IV oil.

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It is never too soon or too late to change to Synthetic motor oil
let the dinosaur oil stay in the ground

I switched to Mobile One Synthetic & i decided to go with a good oil filter, i prefer WIX brand, who also makes NAPA GOLD & Carquest
I'm with you on the filters but it looks like Mobile 1 is still made from dinosaurs according to their own site.
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The benefits of synthetic will be most noticed in extreme temperatures and other extreme conditions. That said, I still use it in all my vehicles, motorcycles, lawn equipment, etc....anything with an engine, because not only do I get all the benefits, but it is about the same price and provides much longer drain intervals. So why not use it? It just doesn't make sense not to IMO, even if it did provide no protection, gunk prevention, mpg, or performance benefits, it's the same price (sometimes cheaper), and lasts longer.
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No offence, but I might suggest that you get your information from sites that are not advertising a product. Synthetic oils are not just more highly refined mineral oil. If you notice at the top of the page it starts, "Synthetic motor oils - such as Mobil 1". The kicker is the "such as". Mobil1 is a Group III oil which is derived from mineral oil through a process known as hydro cracking. It is not actually a synthetic oil but for marketing purposes in the US it is referred to that way. It is not considered synthetic in Europe. Group IV and V are not made from mineral oil and are true synthetics which are "built" from polymers and esters. Royal Purple and Amsoil are examples of oils using Group IV and V oils. I'm not saying that Group III oils are bad I'm just clarifying the technical info; Mobile 1 is a fine oil but technically it is not a true synthetic. I believe originally it used to be primarily a Group IV oil.
How did you come to this conclusion about Amsoil? They say on their own site that they do not divulge thier base stock and that the only thing that matters is performance. I am not taking offense, just trying to figure out how we actually know that Royal Purple and Amsoil are actually any different than Mobil 1 or any of the other lesser "synthetics" that you speak of.
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My oil light kicked in around 3500 miles also. I had 2 free oil change from the dealer, I still using conventional oil. (16.000 miles on it now).
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HMM.. I just turned 12k miles on my truck and have had 2 oil changes one at 3k and one at 7k. my oil change message has not came on yet from 7 to 12k. I have a long trip soon so I am going to change the oil. dealer will do my changes for 25 bucks how much will I look to switch to synthetic and a good filter?
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You can get as low as about $30 an oil change with synthetic, DIY.
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