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

Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470859
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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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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470860
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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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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470893
07/26/17 11:29 AM
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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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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470894
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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.

Last edited by MolaKule; 07/26/17 11:33 AM.

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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470899
07/26/17 11:32 AM
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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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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470909
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Sdg Offline OP
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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.

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

Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: JimPghPA] #4470929
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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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'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: TheKracken] #4470935
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Sdg Offline OP
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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.

Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Quattro Pete] #4470937
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Sdg Offline OP
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Very good suggestion, I do 78,000 annually so that would be the way to go. Thanks

Last edited by Sdg; 07/26/17 12:00 PM.
Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470959
07/26/17 12:13 PM
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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.

Last edited by JimPghPA; 07/26/17 12:21 PM.

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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470960
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Oil and filter every 15k miles...

That's what I'd do.


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Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470976
07/26/17 12:30 PM
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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.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

Re: Castrol extended edge synthetic [Re: Sdg] #4470977
07/26/17 12:33 PM
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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.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

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