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synthetic for the intrepid

well, i got a new job recently, and now that the paychecks have started, i decided that the intrepid deserves a little better, so i just changed the oil and used synthetic. now they say that the synthetic will last 15,000 miles, but i would feel a little uneasy letting it go that long. how long do you guys think i should go between changes?
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Only the Mobil 1 Extended formula is rated at 15000 miles. I just put that in my 03 2.7, and joke in another thread about it going 15K. I'm sure the topic will come up more. Stay tuned...
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Only the Mobil 1 Extended formula is rated at 15000 miles.
thats what i used
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I change my Mobil 1 5W-30 at 4000 mile intervals.
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I change my M1 10W-30 at 3500 to 4000 miles. I spend some money on my Trep, but she deserves it. LoL. Also make sure you use a good oil filter. I go with a Mobil 1 filter with mine.
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I think I'm gonna change my synthetic oil once a year now......I drive another car over the winter, and a lot during the summer months too.



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Amsoil says 25,000 or once a year, with a filter change halfway between. Whether it's 15K or 25K, a lot depends on your diriving. Lots of highway, you can do it. Lots of city & short trip, I wouldn't chance it. I use Amsoil, and although I did go a full year last change, it still was only about 10,000 miles. I think I'll not stretch it so far from now on, just to be on the safe side.
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I use Mobil 1 and still change it every 5000 miles, I don't use synthetic for extended change interval, I use it for the extra protection
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Amsoil says 25,000 or once a year, with a filter change halfway between. Whether it's 15K or 25K, a lot depends on your diriving. Lots of highway, you can do it. Lots of city & short trip, I wouldn't chance it. I use Amsoil, and although I did go a full year last change, it still was only about 10,000 miles. I think I'll not stretch it so far from now on, just to be on the safe side.
how the hell do you change the filter without changing the oil?
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how the hell do you change the filter without changing the oil?
You can do it. Because the bulk of the oil is in the oil pan. So when you pull the old filter and put a new one on. All you have to do is top off the oil that you lost with the filter swap.
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I don't know how the filter is positioned on other size engines, but on my 2.7 it is 100% vertical, so you can change the filter without spilling a drop, and it's so close to the front of the car, you don't even need to get out the ramps.
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An alternative is Amsoil's new line of filters that they guarantee for a year or 25K. If you chose to go the full year, no change of the filter would be necessary. They have nanofibers rather than cellulose, the advantage being that they can trap smaller particles without clogging, since the fibers themselves are smaller diameter and don't contribute as much to overall prssure drop. They supposedly have the highest efficiency of any filter at 15 microns (I think). I just received a couple of them, and they are very heavy and appear to be of very strong construction. Pricey, though. List is around $15; I got mine for $11 thru a program that costs $20 a year but gives back enough in discounts to more than overcome that price. Not trying to sell Amsoil products; I have no monetary interest. Just passing on info.
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An alternative is Amsoil's new line of filters that they guarantee for a year or 25K. If you chose to go the full year, no change of the filter would be necessary. They have nanofibers rather than cellulose, the advantage being that they can trap smaller particles without clogging, since the fibers themselves are smaller diameter and don't contribute as much to overall prssure drop. They supposedly have the highest efficiency of any filter at 15 microns (I think). I just received a couple of them, and they are very heavy and appear to be of very strong construction. Pricey, though. List is around $15; I got mine for $11 thru a program that costs $20 a year but gives back enough in discounts to more than overcome that price. Not trying to sell Amsoil products; I have no monetary interest. Just passing on info.
Good info, thx. It would be pricier to someone like me that doesn't rack up many miles, but someone who is paying 4 bucks every 3-4 months for an extragard, or whatever, would be even, money wise, without the bother of changing the filter.
What retailers carry Amsoil products?

Just a thought, would a filter with that fine of filtration offer flow resistance, or put any extra stress on an oil pump? Doesn't sound like it from what you wrote.
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my wife has used mobile 1 from the start when she baught her astro van at 250 k the motor is fucking wonderful(the rest of the thing is down right falling apart, and im glad her son is now abusing it),, but she changed hers every 6-7000 miles i dont think id push it much further,, especially on a older car that had dino oil :elefant:

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