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Oil Testing

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by ddann19, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. donjetman

    donjetman Full Access Member

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    If anybody knows it would be the gang at BITOG.
     
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    I have done analysis on two personal vehicles to get a benchmark for the oil im using and the change interval.
    Amsoil XL at 15000- 18000 km on a 2.4L Malibu and a 5.3 Tahoe.
    Using the prepaid kit from Amsoil and an independent lab. Results are good even at the 18000 Km mark.
    Very satisfied.
     
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    That’s great news.

    Personally, I just can’t get myself to go that long between changes. I know a number of guys here do that, but I can’t get myself to do it. I freak out if go past 6000 miles/10000km. The $40-$50 in the cost of oil and a filter I might save doesn’t do it for me.
     
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    An oil and filter change with Amsoil will cost much more than that, lol

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    Yeah. I’ll stick with my Valvoline Full Synthetic. Just picked up a couple 5 qt jugs for $21 today on a Black Friday deal at the local Farm and Fleet. Had a limit of 2 or I would have gotten more.
     
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    My 2001 has had Mobil 1 full synthetic since it's first oil change and currently has a bit over 230k on it. It gets changed at 5k miles. I buy the 5qt jugs at Walmart for about $23-25.

    I don't know how much more beneficial running Amsoil would've been, besides lightening my wallet... Lol

    I run the ACDelco Dexos oil in the 2012, because I got that 6 gallon box for like $70 when it was on sale last year

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    Same here regarding Mobil 1 Full Synthetic (high mileage). Oil changes every 3k and am at 380k on the 02’ and close to hitting 100k on the 11’ De-kon Yunali.

    If never tried the ACDelco like mentioned in an earlier post, if it were readily available and a decent price it might be worth it.
     

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