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Old 10-08-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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i coming up on 3400 miles and was wondering when you guys have been changing oil. The manual says 6k i think but that seems a high. I always ran mobil 1 and changed @3.5k. Hows the amsoil xl oil? Are the oil filters really worth the 18 bux they are listed for?

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Old 10-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
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Hows the amsoil xl oil?
XL has been increased to 6 months - 10,000 miles from the previous 6 months - 7,500 miles intervals.
I run the ASM 0w-20 in my '05 for the full year interval, with no problems.
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
All MDS Hemi's are recommended to run full synthetic.
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I run the ASM 0w-20 in my '05 for the full year interval, with no problems
Me too, except 0-30.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
i guess i'd rather change too much than not enough. Synthetic is needed in the mds hemi engines and I always use sunthetic in all my vehicles regardless. I was more interested in Amsoils higher mileage change intervals and whether people think it's worth it to run Amsoil or not
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
i guess i'd rather change too much than not enough. Synthetic is needed in the mds hemi engines and I always use sunthetic in all my vehicles regardless. I was more interested in Amsoils higher mileage change intervals and whether people think it's worth it to run Amsoil or not
I think it is. The increase in oil change intervals saves money in the long run.
But it isnt if your going to change oil as often as you plan on doing it. Thats my point. Why spend the extra money when you wont be realizing the benefits of it?
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
i guess i'd rather change too much than not enough. Synthetic is needed in the mds hemi engines and I always use sunthetic in all my vehicles regardless. I was more interested in Amsoils higher mileage change intervals and whether people think it's worth it to run Amsoil or not
I think it is. The increase in oil change intervals saves money in the long run.
But it isnt if your going to change oil as often as you plan on doing it. Thats my point. Why spend the extra money when you wont be realizing the benefits of it?
Even if he changes at 3.5K miles, his engine will still run more efficiently for those miles with AMSOIL than with conventional.
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Im curious. Why would you spend the extra money for oil (synthetic) which is designed to give higher mileage oil change interval protection then change oil the same interval as dino oil? Save some money and change the dino oil every 3 thousand.
i guess i'd rather change too much than not enough. Synthetic is needed in the mds hemi engines and I always use sunthetic in all my vehicles regardless. I was more interested in Amsoils higher mileage change intervals and whether people think it's worth it to run Amsoil or not
I think it is. The increase in oil change intervals saves money in the long run.
But it isnt if your going to change oil as often as you plan on doing it. Thats my point. Why spend the extra money when you wont be realizing the benefits of it?
my overall point being if i switch to Amsoil i'll be extending my oil change intervals to whatever that oil is rated for. Ive never used amsoil. I won't still change it at 3.5-4k like mobil 1 synthetic. Thats what i'm trying to decide: switch to amsoil and change at XX k /stay with the old standby mobil 1 and stay at 3.5-4k changes
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Let's put it this way: my truck runs 10 degrees cooler in August with AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-30 than it did in January with Mobil 1...and I only change it once a year. I've never gotten more than 4-5K out of Mobil 1.
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