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    Ok, well I am rebuilding my motor so I have made the decision to switch to a full synthetic oil. My question is, has anyone used one of those "extended mileage" motor oils? like the 5000 - 10,000 mile oils before you have to change it. think its a good idea? I'm thinking of just using Quaker State Q full synthetic and changing it every 3000 miles.
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    i dont think its worth it IMHO...

    just get the standard synthetic, and 3000 miles, although i do mine ever 1500-2000


    and once you go synthtic dont go back to your "normal oil"

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    • #3
      You change your oil every 1500-2000 miles? Why?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by adamkob32
        You change your oil every 1500-2000 miles? Why?

        --Adam
        cuz im picky like that

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        • #5
          ugh.

          1.) you're not really gaining anything by changing it before 3000, but whatever floats your boat

          2.)you can switch back and forth between synthetic and regular, or mix them

          3.)make sure to run regular (dino) oil on a brand new motor for a little while to seat the rings before going synthetic

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          • #6
            I do too...cuz I beat the piss out of it most of the time.


            As for the extended mileage oils - that's bullshit. Oil acts as a suspenion for particles, those particles should be flushed out at your usual 3k interval, if you extend the service interval, you also subject the engine to extended running with crap in the oil.

            Change the oil frequently, and it won't matter what you run...well, don't use parafin based oils.(Pennzoil, Quaker State, etc)
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            • #7
              your oil last 3000 miles??

              mines is usually burned out by then. But im getting that fixed soon
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Green Monstah
                well, don't use parafin based oils.(Pennzoil, Quaker State, etc)
                What synthetic do you suggest then?

                Originally posted by Ralliart16
                3.)make sure to run regular (dino) oil on a brand new motor for a little while to seat the rings before going synthetic
                Why? I have never heard of this before. Can anyone else back this up?
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                • #9
                  yep...parafin bases are best when breaking in new rings. They really are.

                  As for synthetics, I like mobil 1.

                  BTW - of course my oil lasts 3k.
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                  • #10
                    ok? so run a parafin based dino oil for 3000 mines? then I can change over?
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                    • #11
                      if my car was N/A with a oil cooler and mostley hwy driving with full synthetic --- I would run it for 4,000 miles

                      if I was making 3 to 4 hour ( one way ) road trips I would go for up to 6,000 miles

                      with my turboed car I change the oil every 1,000 miles or less just running regular (dino) oil ---- still lurning how to tune on a new rebuild this helps with getting the gas in the oil delution

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                      • #12
                        yes, dont run a full synthetic on a rebuild until the motor is broken in.

                        but i have to say i have run quaker state full synthetic for 30,000 miles and all was golden. the last 4500-5000 (2 changes) were royal purple. motor didnt blow, was in an accident and i tore it down. i never burned oil till i put in the royal purple. of course around that time i just absolutely beat the shit out of my car.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Green Monstah
                          , and it won't matter what you run...well, don't use parafin based oils.(Pennzoil, Quaker State, etc)
                          I believe the "n't"means not to run a high parafin oil. I could be wrong though. english/grammer isn't my strongest subject.
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                          • #14
                            After my rebuild, I dropped $5/qt on Mobil 1 for my second oil change after using dino oil for the first 500 miles. My car went through that shit so fast...I was a quart low almost immediately....and again a week later. Switched back to dino oil and haven't used a drop since.
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                            • #15
                              ive been using the mobil run-clean shit you know the 5000 10000 and 15000 mile ones...ive been using the 5000 for my break in since its not a full synthetic, its been good to me
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