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Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM #4505736
09/02/17 06:18 PM
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Dumc87 Offline OP
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Hello,

In my 2009 Toyota Matrix, I dropped in some Castrol Edge 5w20 HM about 6k miles ago. Have the "MAINT REQD" light going on right now, but I had thoughts to run the oil to 7k and send it in for my first oil analysis. I already got some M1 EP 5w20 to change the oil out with when the time is right. Went with M1 to get the $12 rebate, otherwise the Edge HM has "felt" great in the Matrix's engine.

Should I send it in now, wait till 7k, wait till 7.5k? Just interested in what seems to be a common practice with an oil like Edge HM.

Thanks!


'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20
Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Dumc87] #4505744
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Send it in now


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Dumc87] #4505915
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Change the oil now. Forget the UOA since the oil felt good and spend your money on oil and filter change. .02.

Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Dumc87] #4505972
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Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
Send it in now


IMO +1;

Since you plan on a UOA, send it now then you'll be sure of the oil's condition....Edge is generally good for more than 6000 miles.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Kuato] #4506372
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Dumc87 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Kuato
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
Send it in now


IMO +1;

Since you plan on a UOA, send it now then you'll be sure of the oil's condition....Edge is generally good for more than 6000 miles.


I thought I had read several UOA's here on Edge oil's way past 5K. I intended on changing it at 5K, but my dad's been driving the car way more than I have lately, so I just now realized the oil is about to pass 6K.


'90 Z32 - PP HM 10w30
'98 ZJ - PYB HM 10w40
'02 G20 - QS UD 5w30
'09 Matrix - QS UD 0w20
Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Dumc87] #4506638
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Checking it now will let you know if you can run to 8k, or 10k, or more. You need data to make a sound decision. Otherwise you should change it and forget the UOA

Last edited by SilverFusion2010; 09/03/17 06:54 PM.

2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Suggestion for what mileage to test Edge 5w20 HM [Re: Dumc87] #4507149
09/04/17 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dumc87
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
Send it in now


IMO +1;

Since you plan on a UOA, send it now then you'll be sure of the oil's condition....Edge is generally good for more than 6000 miles.


I thought I had read several UOA's here on Edge oil's way past 5K. I intended on changing it at 5K, but my dad's been driving the car way more than I have lately, so I just now realized the oil is about to pass 6K.



Take a sample and leave it in.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

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