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When to change my oil #4116386 06/05/16 11:51 PM
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My dart has right at 5500 miles on this oil change the olm is at 30%
I am running 5w40 synpower . Would you run the olm down to 0? Just wondering what you would do .


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: ram_man] #4116387 06/06/16 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
My dart has right at 5500 miles on this oil change the olm is at 30%
I am running 5w40 synpower . Would you run the olm down to 0? Just wondering what you would do .


Factory fill?

Oil is cheap , get it outta there.

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Synpower? Run it down to zero. That olm is calibrated for conventional, why even consider changing it early with a synthetic fill?


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: ram_man] #4116392 06/06/16 12:31 AM
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Turbo or NA? NA, I'd wait. Turbo, I'd do it sooner rather than later.


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: ram_man] #4116400 06/06/16 12:53 AM
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Your owners manual says 10k or 0% so if it were me, I'd go with whatever comes first


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: ram_man] #4116401 06/06/16 12:55 AM
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Run it down to zero. Synthetic oil is expensive. Engines are cheap.

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Originally Posted By: SumpChump
Originally Posted By: ram_man
My dart has right at 5500 miles on this oil change the olm is at 30%
I am running 5w40 synpower . Would you run the olm down to 0? Just wondering what you would do .


Factory fill?

Oil is cheap , get it outta there.



I agree with you but since he says he's running Synpower 5w40 I'm assuming he has already changed the FF.

I used to change FF at 800 to 1200 miles but now go as much as 3K (because I do believe machining techniques have gotten better hence less break-in debris).

My new car regimen is now...FF out at 2 to 3K...next fill out 4 to 5K later...after that 5 to 8K OCI's depending on usage, OLM, syn. or dino etc...


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: ram_man] #4116475 06/06/16 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
My dart has right at 5500 miles on this oil change the olm is at 30%
I am running 5w40 synpower . Would you run the olm down to 0? Just wondering what you would do .

Yes, unless you know the OLM to be inaccurate.


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: dishdude] #4116486 06/06/16 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Synpower? Run it down to zero. That olm is calibrated for conventional, why even consider changing it early with a synthetic fill?


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Synpower? Run it down to zero. That olm is calibrated for conventional, why even consider changing it early with a synthetic fill?


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Re: When to change my oil [Re: Merkava_4] #4116503 06/06/16 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Run it down to zero. Synthetic oil is expensive. Engines are cheap.


Man that is so true. I just paid a whopping $8 a jug for full syn at Wal-Mart online. wink

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It's not the factory fill and it's the 2.0


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Follow the OLM IMO. I have a 2013 Dart w the 2.0 and my OM recommends 0W-20. Why 5W-40?


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I don't think your engine is turbo and/or direct injection, if it is, change now.

If it's not, run the OLM until it tells you to change, no harm done.

Re: When to change my oil [Re: Merkava_4] #4116645 06/06/16 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Run it down to zero. Synthetic oil is expensive. Engines are cheap.


Oh so true laugh


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