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5 qts. Mobil 1 Synthetic $22 at Walmart

Gota love walmart, anyone know where i can pick up a bosch filter??
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if you wait for it to go on sale it's usually 17.88 i believe
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It's $23 for 6qts at SAM's club. And AutoZone down here carries Bosch filters, though personally, I'd go for the Purolator Pure One at Pep Boys...
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yea.. they raised the price from 17.88 to $23 for the 5 qt bottle. So I just went to autozone and bought the bottles at 4.25/qt. pretty much the same price anyway.... (and I could get my Mobil 1 filter at the same time while I was at it)
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WalMart rocks - I asked for Durablend for them doing my oil change, they didn't have it so they substituted Mobil One for the same price - $23 for a Mobil One full oil change w/15 point service is INSANE!!!! I think my engine actually runs smoother with Mobil One - I'm sticking with it.
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Wal-Mart sux...Mobil 1 is the shit
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I really cant understand why some people are willing to spend 4-5 times as much to fill a crankase with oil when a good dino oil such as Mobil 0 will lubercate just as well and you get 4 oil changes for the same money. Is there anyone out there who can say that they get the extra money back in terms of engine longevity over what they would get with dino oil ?
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Well, lets see.

Oil Change with:
Dino Oil - 6.5qts @ ~$2.20/qt = ~$14.30
change every 3,000 miles

Synth. Oil - 6.5qts @ ~4.56/qt = ~$29.67
(5qt container from Wal-Mart = $22.82 ==> $4.56/qt)
change every 6,000 miles

cost of filter = ~$7-$10 --> avg = $8.50

Dino Oil Change over 6,000 miles:
2*($14.30) + 2*($8.50) = ~$45.60

Synthetic Oil Change over 6,000 miles:
$28.60 + $8.50 = ~$38.17

Cost savings over 6,000 mile interval = ~$7.43

If you want to spend more money for a marginally less protection then by all means go ahead. No one has a gun to your head telling you to switch to synthetic. It just plain makes sense to switch. I put 1,000 miles every 2 weeks on my car and that adds up to a lot of oil changes. Every $ saved counts.

I have been running Mobil 1 10w30 since I bought my car with 94,000 miles on it. After 67,xxx miles the engine is still running strong. Now I have no doubt that dino oil would have done the same thing, but when I changed my valve cover gaskets the top of the heads and rocker arms (under the valve covers) were crystal clean. No sludge of any kind. Now show me the inside of a dino oil engine that is that clean...

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Cold weather starts

My car sits at the airport for extended periods. When it's -20F, it's nice to have an oil that flows at that temp. Makes the engine easier to start and, since the oil flows right away, it's esier on the engire.

Try the cold temp flow test. Set a quart of your favorite dino oil out side along with a quart of Mobil 1. Let them sit outside for a day or two at -20F and then try to pour your dino lard out of the can. Carefull with the mobil 1, it'll flow like water...
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ok i have a ? for yall, with syntheitic oil, all i have to do is change the oil every 6000 miles, is that right?

i change mine every 3000 and if i can do it every 6 id love that, let me know please

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IMO, Yes. Back in my younger days, Popular Mechanics ran an article about the 'new' synthetic oils. They avocated changing them at either 25K or once a year. However, the oil filter should be changed at 5K. I had an '84 Celibrity, 2.8L, that I put 135k miles on using this stragety and didn't have any problems with it. Now that I'm older and more conservative, I change my oil and filter every 6K. Just my two cents.
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You 'can'...you 'shoudln't'.

Here's what it comes down to. Synthetic oil lasts MUCH longer than regular oil. It decomposes slower, it provides better lubrication so there are less metal partices in the oil etc.

Does that mean that you can run it longer? In theory, yes.

Yet every single oil manufacturer states that synthetic oil should be changed as regularly as regular oil. Are they doing it just so that you buy twice the ammount you need? Maybe. Maybe not.

I know people who run Amsoil for 8k before changing and say that it looks good enough to do another 8k. I myself never see the oil being "noticably" dirty when I get it changed in the Honda CRV every 6k, in fact it looks merley a tad darker than the new oil.

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I haven't worked up the confidence to change my Mobil-1 evrey 6000 miles yet. I goto the drag strip and drive my car like a moron alot.. so I have settled on changeing my oil every 5K miles. (this makes it REALLY easy, because I just have to remember on the odo, 130K, 135K, 140K... as such).

I have some pictures of my oil after 2 trips to the dragstrip, 1300 miles at 85 mph + and 3000 of miles getting 12 mpg (in town in eau claire). even after 5K miles.. it came out looking ready to go another 5K. (but I am still cautious, still working up my confidence)
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I have heard of a lot more people running the oil much longer now and just changing the filter at required intervals. This makes the cost even more weighted towards synthetic. The life of just about any oil filter is about up after 6,000-7,000 miles unless you are running a high capacity filter which has more filter media in it.

The reason why synthetics can be run for much longer periods of time is because they contain no contaminates. No matter how refined dino oil is, there will always be organics that will break down over time. Synthetics have no organics and, because of that fact, they do not break down as fast (if at all).

I remember talking with a mechanic friend of mine and he said he had a customer that was going on 75,000 miles on the synthetic oil in his car and he changes the filter every 5,000-6,000 miles. He was running Amsoil lube, but the same will be true for any respectable synthetic oil maker.

I haven't been bold enough to try this yet...

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Yet every single oil manufacturer states that synthetic oil should be changed as regularly as regular oil. Are they doing it just so that you buy twice the ammount you need? Maybe. Maybe not.
That's not entirely true. Amsoil has formulas stated to last 10k miles or 12 months. I found a page once with documented vehicles running longer than that with oil annalysis showing the oil was fine. I get my oil annalyzed at every oil change and based on their recommendations I could run up to 8k between changes using 10W30 Mobil 1. If you really want to know the condition of your oil spend the few dollars on an oil annalysis. IMHO a lot of 2.7L owners could probably prevent or at least reduce their risk of failure with regular oil annalysis...
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