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Old 12-30-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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im changing the oil today for the first time in this cars life with me. 45k miles.

im using mobile 1 fully synthetic oil with a wix oil filter.

how long should i go between oil changes with fully synthetic? should i be using fully synthetic or not? is mobile 1 good, or should i be using valvoline, or some other brand?

these questions have occured to me while procuring the oil. any input would be appreciated and a quick use of the search function revealed no real knowledge on the subject to me.
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Mobil1 has been tested beyond 10k miles as good.

I personally go 5k on the Zilla. SLE get'* dino-juice.
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thanks will.

one more question (and a stupid one at that): how many quarts does it hold?
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I have surpassed 5000 miles on the SE... Gotta love Mobil 1

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About 4 1/2.
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thank you will and jr. now i remember why i decided to do this myself instead of paying someone else to do it.

hm. somehow it hadnt occurred to me to look on the dipstick.
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I cant tell you how nice it is having access to two hoists at work, and a 6 bay 14 truck shop...hehe makes oil changes a breeze even in -40.
5000 miles is defintally a good interval, but dont feel too too bad if you go over that by a bit..I pushed 6500 on my last oil change..had a trip to oregon in there too..
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For the past 8 months I have changed my Mobil 1 every 3000 miles as I would any other oil. But after reading an interesting article on Mobil 1, and what others have done, I think I will change it every 5,000 now. One point in the article was that as oil ages, engine wear decreases. So "compulsive" oil changers could benefit from changing oil less often.
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. . . after reading an interesting article on Mobil 1, and what others have done, I think I will change it every 5,000 now. One point in the article was that as oil ages, engine wear decreases.
is this article online? id be interested to read it.
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I usually change my Mobil 1 every 5000 or so. It does the job.
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