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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Engine Oil used in LH cars with over 150,000 miles

For all 1st and 2nd Gen LH car owners (Intrepid, Concorde, Vision, LHS) with original engines that have NOT experienced any major failures or rebuilds I am very curious to read the responses the following question will get.

It may be an unscientific approach but I'm wondering if there will be any apparent trend between long, reliable engine life and the brand and type of engine oil that LH owners with over 150,000 miles (240,000 km's) have used predominantly during their time of ownership?

If you fit this description please list the following:

Type of car, Year and type of engine:

Current mileage on original engine:

Brand and type of engine oil used:


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'96 Intrepid 3.3 engine 179,000 miles. Used Castrol GTX to 11K, Mobil 1 to about 90K, Shaeffer 7000 synthetic blend to present. All 5W-30. Oil consumption has increased slightly, but still goes 2500 miles to a quart or better (don't keep that close track, just add if it needs a little).
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1993 Eagle Vision - 173k (Castrol dino; I think that's what the dealer uses). 5-30
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01 300M PHP & Lux bought it with 60K have run Mobil 1 10-30 and Mobil 1 filter since purchase. Currently 186,000, no oil consumption between 6,000 mile changes (almost every two or three week !!!).
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96 3.5 146000 miles 10w-30 valvoline max life, engine still as strong as the day that it came out of the factory (i do however go through oil like its going out of style, since my cars seals has more leaks than not, but thats ok, i know i need to get them fixed)
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Sold:93 3.3 146k miles 10w-30 Quaker state, just the regulare, nothing special. Took good care of it, and it still drives great with no oil leaks.
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Well I'm not quite up to 150k yet but I've got 132k on my '95 3.3L. Used various brands of dino oil from 50k (when I acquired the car) to about 110k. Switched to Mobil 1 5w-30 at 110k and haven't looked back. No major engine problems.
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Had an '00 Intrepid SE 2.7L 180,000 miles. Used standard Valvoline 10w-30 during the cold months, and 15w-30 during the hot summer months. never any leaks, towards the end burned about 1/2 quart ever 4000 miles. experienced no problems with her... They will run forever if you keep the engine clean inside and out, and take care of them.
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00 intrepid, 2.7,, began using Kendal 10w 30 synthetic blend at 79k now has 131k,, uses 1/2 a qt between changes every 3k just a word here I baught it with 79k on it and dont have a clue what was used in it before me,, but she was clean inside,, and still is,,, im shooting for 200k
now my wife before i met her had a astro van with well over 200 k on it and all it ever had since new was mobile one,, and to this day its never lost a drop between changes
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2000 Intrepid : 2.7 Engine; 165,000 Miles so far always used Valvoline 10W30 Oil. Change every 5000 miles. Uses 1/2 qt. between changes.
And even though as you mention this is an "unscientific approach" I think you will find that brand of oil isn't going to matter as much as viscosity and how often it is changed and how it is driven.
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The '94 3.3 owned by me from when it 18,000 miles until it had 182,000 miles lived on Quaker State 10w30 dino changed every 3.000 miles.Occasionally I would use 4quarts dino with 1 quart Quaker State synthetic blend just for fun.The only repairs to the engine was two water pumps and a timing cover gasket. timing chain was original. It used less than 1qt between changes and was still running quiet and smooth when I traded it in.
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My old 1994 3.3. 140K. Castrol Syntec 5-30. No oil consumption or leaks.

I use the same stuff in the current trep' and the dipstick always shows full.
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97 3.5L, bought car, very neglected by previous owners might I add, at 110K, been running either Mobil 1 full synthetic or Castrol Syntec in it since then, now has over 18?K (changed gauge cluster) and I swear she uses no oil at all
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1994 Intrepid 3.3l engine 318,000 kilometers. Bot it at 87k. Always use Castrol GTX. Car is not burning oil. I also put in Duralube Engine treatment once a year.
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Mobil 1 10/30 still. No leaks, consumption between 5500 mile changes.
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