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Old 06-26-2012, 04:33 PM
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well its time to change my oil, i use mobil one full synthenic 7 quarts with a wix oil filter. every 3000 miles my truck tells me to change it...how long are you guys getting between oil changes? it also seems like my check engine light comes when its time to change it...
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you are using a quality syn oil and a good filter, unless you are beating the hell out of your truck, you can easily go 5 thousand, my 11 using syn oil is going every 6500 miles.
this is well within factory spec. according to owners manual, in my 11, i can go 8000 miles with dino oil.

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If you run full synthetic and a quality oil filter, I'd extend that oil change out to at least 5000 miles, maybe more if your comfortable with it.
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Once a year but I only get 8k to 10k on the clock every year.
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yea thats what i expected to do 5k miles but its telling me at every 3000...idk maybe my truck knows better. i cant remember last time if my oil was filthy...might just change it today, i have all the stuff at home and see how it looks. or i can check the dip stick lol
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Your EVIC is like mine, the service engine light will come on at about 3,000 miles, just reset the light
turn your key on, (do NOT start it)
press the Gas Pedal down 3 times within 10 or 15 seconds
turn key off
When you then turn the key on & start it, the light should be off
this is the normal way to reset the light
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you are using a quality syn oil and a good filter,....
I agree with the second part of your statement.
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grubrunner, i take it you don't like m1 and wix filters.
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You misread it.

I swear by Wixx filters. I used them for several years prior to switching very, very recently.

Mobil 1 has been marketed absolutely brilliantly over the years to put it in the position it now comfortably sits in. That being: the best selling synthetic motor oil world wide.

Without trying to open a can of whoop-ass and shift this thread's direction, my PERSONEL research over the years has convinced me that Mobil 1 is No longer a true fully synthetic motor oil by it's definition. However, I do believe that Mobil 1 DID start of as a true fully synthetic oil....it's bottled oil now is not.

I'll now excuse myself from this thread.

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I use a high mileage synth blend and mopar filter every 5k, seems to be doing well even with my occasional heavy foot syndrome the oil looks fairly clean for 5k.
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