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Old 07-05-2005, 11:46 PM   #11
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is their any other filter that have that convient grip on the filter?
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I think the new Moby 1 Kenoby'* have it
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what about wix filters?
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With my mods and driving style, I change at 6k. I had the oil analyzed at 6k on my 3rd change over a year ago, and it had less particulates than Dino juice at 3k.

I use a K&N oil filter with it religiously.
is k&n really that good i have been thinkin bout switch from a wix to a k&n
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I think the new Moby 1 Kenoby'* have it
Sorry to interrupt, but
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I say 5,000 just to be safe. I know when i had the inturige with oil life monitor which I use syntenic and mobil 1 filter in it. The change oil light didn't come on about 9,800 miles I did cross country trip.
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as for intake l27 buick just watch for coolant in the oil. Or the other way around.
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i wanna change to synthetic soo bad, dont u guys worry about intake problems and not seeing it early cuz u went 6000 on ur oil?
Keep an eye on your coolant level. Also regularly inspect the lower intake manifold valleys for coolant puddling.

If you're waiting for coolant to appear in your oil, that'* too late. I check my car weekly for leaks (usually every Saturday or Sunday). Granted, that'* a little excessive, but I put on 600-900 miles weekly.
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6K should be fine.. I go between 8-10K km between change of Esso XD-3 synthetic 0w-30.. went to 15K KM with UOA done with same oil. ( cause the distributor ran out of my oil ). hasn't sheared much. ( they say it'* a lil halfway thru it'* the oil life )
Tamaras car is a lil different.. hers guzzle oil for some reason and had the plenum replaced..

Wix, Purolator are both good oil filter if you can't locate K&N filter. I use the larger version oil filter PF52.. IMO I don't think there'* much you can gain from swtichin wix to K&N ( maybe lil more flow ).. Fram is no no.. it'* like the Bosch of spark plugs..

P.*. For those with oil monitor (00+).. wats the mileage and % reading before you change? Curious..
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Every 3 months or 4000 - 5000 miles or so.

However, I'm anal.
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