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#4470850 - 07/26/17 10:58 AM Castrol extended edge synthetic
Sdg Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania
I'm a courier driving a 2015 Mazda 3 doing 250 highway miles per day, approximately 6,500 per month and presently have 225000 miles on it. I use Castrol Edge synthetic motor oil as per manufacturer and am considering going with the Castrol Edge extended synthetic to cut down on the number of oil changes I do per year. The car is running great I do not burn any oil, so my questions are,
1. Would you recommend I make the switch now given the number of miles I have on the car
2. If so would a different type of oil filter be required.

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#4470859 - 07/26/17 11:10 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
Quattro Pete Offline


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How often do you change your oil now?

Given that most of your driving is hwy, I would think you could easily do 10K miles OCI even on your current oil. Maybe even 15K, but you might want to do a UOA to confirm.

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#4470860 - 07/26/17 11:10 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
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I see no concerns with switching to a different oil now. If you can get your hands on one of the "extended life" filters that are designed for longer change intervals, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

With that much highway mileage, your motor oil isn't getting worked that hard. I assume you change it once a month?
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#4470893 - 07/26/17 11:29 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
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With the number of miles you drive per year you should definitely be driving a hybrid. You should do some research on the internet about the government sites that compare different hybrid vehicles. Hybrids pay for the extra cost in a short enough time if you drive them 15K miles a year. If you drive more than 15K miles per year the payback time is even shorter. With the kind of driving you do a hybrid will save you a heck of a lot of money.
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#4470894 - 07/26/17 11:30 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
MolaKule Offline


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If the filter can be easily changed, I would be changing filters at say 3-5k and topping off.

Adding top-off oil does refresh the additive package somewhat.

As far as the Castrol Edge Extended Synthetic, you can switch to it at any time.


Edited by MolaKule (07/26/17 11:33 AM)

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#4470899 - 07/26/17 11:32 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
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How do you go about becoming a courier!? Id love that job...I use to do pizza delivery

I second the hybrid suggestion next, I love my prius
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#4470909 - 07/26/17 11:41 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
Sdg Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
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I change at 7500 miles, which is about 35 days. Thanks for the feedback, I'll do the UOA
And look into the hybrid option.

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#4470926 - 07/26/17 11:51 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
JimPghPA Offline


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What about using the new Mobil 1 annual protection oil, it is rated for 20,000 miles or one year which ever comes first.
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#4470929 - 07/26/17 11:52 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: JimPghPA]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: JimPghPA
What about using the new Mobil 1 annual protection oil, it is rated for 20,000 miles or one year which ever comes first.

Good suggestion.
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#4470935 - 07/26/17 11:56 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: TheKracken]
Sdg Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
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Loc: Pennsylvania
I was an operations manager for a home infusion company we used couriers to supplement for our drivers. Finally decided to work for myself and had plenty of contacts so I made the move and went out on my own. The healthcare industry uses a lot of couriers, home health care, lab testing, specialty Pharmacies.

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#4470937 - 07/26/17 11:58 AM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Quattro Pete]
Sdg Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Very good suggestion, I do 78,000 annually so that would be the way to go. Thanks


Edited by Sdg (07/26/17 12:00 PM)

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#4470959 - 07/26/17 12:13 PM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
JimPghPA Offline


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Sdg, I wrote a paper on hybrids about a year ago. Some hybrid vehicles have a much bigger savings than others. If I remember correctly some of the larger vehicles like SUVs have an extremely long pay back time, while others have a much shorter pay back time.
Check out "www.fueleconomy.gov". Also I recently heard that Hyundai is offering a life time warranty on the main drive battery of their hybrids.


Edited by JimPghPA (07/26/17 12:21 PM)
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#4470960 - 07/26/17 12:13 PM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
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Oil and filter every 15k miles...

That's what I'd do.
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#4470976 - 07/26/17 12:30 PM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
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Sdg, If I were doing a job where I drove 250 miles a day I would chose a Toyota Camry Hybrid. It gets a little less MPGs than some of the other smaller vehicles but it is large enough for a tall person and probably has a much nicer ride for someone with a bad back like I have.
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#4470977 - 07/26/17 12:33 PM Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg]
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If you go for a long oil change interval don't forget to check the oil level a couple of times during the oil change interval in case it gets low.
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