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Change oil now or wait? #4591932
12/02/17 11:36 AM
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Hi all, for car in sig. I currently have 5k miles on Castrol Edge Gold bottle 5w20 and Napa Gold filter. Debating if I should change it out or leave it. It gets driven every day twice about 2 miles to drop my kid off at daycare during the week, and during weekends it always will see a 15-20 minute highway run, so the oil likely gets nice and hot (worried about water getting in fuel from short trips. It's usually plugged into a blockheater on a timer (in winter). Saw a friend who works at a Toyota dealer who said just change it, so im leaning towards that mainly cuz the car is short tripped. I figure I would put maybe 3k miles on it max until march/april, when I could change it next. I have a proselect filter and many oil options as I have a bit of a stash..PP 0w20, PU 0w20, Castrol Magnatec 0w20. A different filter can be purchased but next OCI will likely be about 5k miles anyways. Thoughts and opinions? Change it or leave it? If change it, what oil and filter? Are there any superior oils that I should consider? Thanks in advance smile


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591936
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I would change it. Short trips in cold weather are the worst on oil. The heater certainly helps, but I think 5k in Canadian cold weather is enough. What does your Canadian owner's manual have for severe service OCI?

Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591937
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I would change it

Any of those are fine options


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02 Toyota ECHO - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30
97 Lexus LX450 - M1 0w40
93 Lexus LS400 - Valv MaxLife Full Syn 5w30
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591941
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I'd go 6 mos/7500 miles with that oil. Esp since it's rated for up to 15k miles. Anything less than that is a waste of perfectly good motor oil.

Look at this UOA after 9200 miles on Castrol Edge with only 5 ppm of Iron showing.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4591940/Castrol_Edge_5w-30,_9200_miles

Last edited by SatinSilver; 12/02/17 11:58 AM.
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591950
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You want to change it now and you’ve got an oil stash. Use some 0w20 and change it.


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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591960
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Change it lol it's time....
Any of those sound good to me but with all the short trips I think magnatec is a good go for now.
Fresh oil before the worst of winter comes in.


04 Camry 2az-fe 2.4L 204k QS HiMi 10w30
Supertech white can filter
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: SatinSilver] #4591961
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
I'd go 6 mos/7500 miles with that oil. Esp since it's rated for up to 15k miles. Anything less than that is a waste of perfectly good motor oil.

Look at this UOA after 9200 miles on Castrol Edge with only 5 ppm of Iron showing.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4591940/Castrol_Edge_5w-30,_9200_miles


Oil has been in since Spring - March so 9 months til now. If i wait til March itd be a full year.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: SatinSilver] #4591963
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[quote=SatinSilver]I'd go 6 mos/7500 miles with that oil. Esp since it's rated for up to 15k miles. Anything less than that is a waste of perfectly good motor oil.

I would wait! But you have some 0w20, Change to easy your mind!!!!

Last edited by MrOctober44; 12/02/17 12:16 PM.
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4591987
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I would avoid the chance of neglecting my car and eliminate that problem completely with a Oct/May OCI.


2004 Corolla 124786
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4592118
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Most of the suggestions here argue on the side of cheap insurance.

I don't see a compelling reason to change it at this juncture. 5k miles so far on mostly summer driving. And seeing you are estimating 3k miles more until the snow melts, that's barely half of what the oil is rated for when all is said and done.

I would leave it. There is absolutely nothing to gain by changing it out now.


2015 Infiniti Q50
VAS 5W-30 + FRAM PH6607

2015 Nissan Murano
Mobil1 AFE 0W-20 + FRAM XG6607
Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4592187
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Thanks all! I changed the oil today! In went 4 qts magnatec 0w20, 1/4 quart of Castrol Edge Gold 5w20 and a proselect. Changed air filter, cleaned battery terminals, sprayed them with gumout battery sealer/protector, cleaned MAF and throttle body. Checked all other fluids and installed a cabin air filter. Should be set for winter smile


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: Rolla07] #4592300
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Change it now. Short trips is harsh on oils. Change both oil and filter at your manufacturer's OCI.

Re: Change oil now or wait? [Re: anndel] #4592304
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Originally Posted By: anndel
Change it now. Short trips is harsh on oils. Change both oil and filter at your manufacturer's OCI.

Good advice...we can now shut down this web site

Last edited by Bluestream; 12/02/17 07:15 PM.

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