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Old 02-08-2011, 03:50 AM   #220
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Originally Posted by swordsman11868 View Post
Thanks for the info!

Correct me if I'm wrong but the Mobile 1 15w50 is approved?

I will probably do 4 or 5 changes this year so that's why I was thinking of switching to the 15-50 during the summer. (i.e. May - Sept for NV/AZ).

On a side note, I got my first oil analysis kit so I'll be sending this past oil change in. Hopefully that will give me some guidance.

So you drive like 30-50K miles a year? Or are just trying to be good to your car and change it every 3K miles?

If the latter, you're really being bad to your car...should change sometime after 7-8K miles and before 15K miles...though most, including me, would probably say around 10K is the most you want to run with it in...but the oil should be fine until the computer says to change at 15K.

Many who go to 15K, though, change filter half way through (though I don't think they need to).

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