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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by silverg6er
    6 free oil changes at the dealership within 8000K miles..

    yes guys i know it's shitty oil, but it's free and i think i do it frequent enough to not have damage from the crappy stuff
    If you know it's shitty stuff why would you risk anything with your second largest investment?



    Mobil 1 5w30 with a K&N oil filter here.. I'm thinking about switching to Mobil 1 filters as maybe they would flow/filter better..

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dextar


    Mobil 1 5w30 with a K&N oil filter here.. I'm thinking about switching to Mobil 1 filters as maybe they would flow/filter better..
    Slight Revival....

    Im doing the switch to Mobile 1 this week.... but having issues finding the Mobile 1 filter... you have any remarks about the K&N??... Im going to install one this time, but would like to go Mobile 1 personally...
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    I was talking to a friend, and he told me that Mobil1 is no longer Group IV and it ain't as good.

    Anyone can comment on that? I'm thinking of switching to Synthetic on my next change.
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/al...bil-one-2.html

    Dunno... might be a biased opinion....
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Ok since this thread was revived and I'm too lazy to search for the info I'm just gonna ask in here

    Is switching to synthetic really worth it?

    Pros and cons anyone?
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Pros: it's better and lasts longer
    Cons: it's more expensive

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by mike91y2k
    Pros: it's better and lasts longer
    Cons: it's more expensive


    i had a k&n filter on my grand am, didnt notice much of a difference although you can keep it on longer. i just get a fram tuff gaurd and change it everytime i change oil. which is when my DIC says about 50%. i have never ever used anyting other than mobil 1. it feels sooooo very good
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Now..... Ive heard some serious horror stories about Fram filters.... I normally use them too but am switching over just because....
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    rut roh.... i havent heard anything. i have to change my oil in the next couple... days, weeks, whatever. what have you heard? and with how valid are the stories? and what are you switching to?
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Autozone has Mobil 1 5+ quart oil change and a Mobil 1 filter for 29.00. Cant beat that actually it saves you like 18.00 of buying them separate. Then I get me 10% firefighter discount for a little more savings... Every little bit counts.

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by morpheus5057
    rut roh.... i havent heard anything. i have to change my oil in the next couple... days, weeks, whatever. what have you heard? and with how valid are the stories? and what are you switching to?
    A few of my friends from a few years back(lowrider days)... they had some serious issues with Fram. One reminded me a few weeks ago about his engine that was wrecked due to a plastic cover INSIDE the filter at the bottom not allowing oil to flow thru but instead be in full bypass mode... he sent the cut open filter along with a scream and yell kinda letter and received $500 towards repairs or a new engine!...

    ...others have told me about finding metal on the drain plug but yet nothing in the oil filter....

    ... either way... im not going to be using them again just on principle....

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by nadical
    Quote Originally Posted by mike91y2k
    i'm too lazy to change my own oil and i need the receipts anyway. So I just buy mobil1 5w30 full synthetic at autozone and then give that to my dealer.
    I'm too big to change my own oil. Tried it on my Malibu years ago and had to reach to get to both the drain bolt and Oil filter. I was like never again. I guess I could try and lose weight.
    Losing weight is much harder than paying to have your oil changed

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    SO, you guys change your oil before the "DIC" says to do it? Mine just popped up and said "CHANGE OIL SOON" And it's at like 4%

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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    oh man mine would be at 15000 miles if i waited

    ive been doing it at 20-25% and thats usually almost 10000 miles
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    Re: Official Oil change discussion

    Hmm, oops. Good thing for warranties.

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