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#4593792 - 12/04/17 09:33 AM Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles?
Mythical_Legend Offline


Registered: 11/29/17
Posts: 14
Loc: Hallandale FL
I've narrowed down my 2 options for an oil change to walmart and a fleet tire place. WalMart uses Castrol High Mileage Conventional Oil ($35) and Fleet Tire uses Kendall Synthetic Blend($27.50). I've decided that I have to go to one of them today but I wanted to hear you guys out one final time about the whole high mileage situation.

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#4593794 - 12/04/17 09:36 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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You don't necessarily need it. But it really can't hurt.
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#4593796 - 12/04/17 09:37 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
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I'd do the Syn Blend at Fleet Tire for $7.50 less. Plus you don't have to go to Walmart. I like high mileage oil just fine but if you're not leaking or burning any it isn't necessary.
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#4593808 - 12/04/17 09:55 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
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Loc: Los Gatos, CA
If you car is a long runner (Honda, etc) then your milage is no so high. But I would run the SemiSynthetic over dino anyways.

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#4593809 - 12/04/17 09:58 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
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Registered: 09/14/15
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Loc: ne atlantic coast & sw desert
i had a similar choice last year for my snowbird yaris that maybe gets driven 3k mikes/yr. after some reseach i did a kendall gt1 semisynthetic oil change at superior tire for $23. very happy. i will change again in spring at 5k miles, 18 months. i would go with the kendall.
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#4593816 - 12/04/17 10:18 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: jstert]
khittner Offline


Registered: 07/13/12
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Loc: Michigan
Unless it's leaking or burning, no.

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#4593837 - 12/04/17 10:45 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
I'm at 298,000 miles and haven't switched to High Mileage oil yet. Waiting till like 400-500k before I consider this rust bucket as having "high miles". Hahaha.
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#4593884 - 12/04/17 11:43 AM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
anndel Offline


Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 245
Loc: Hawaii, USA
Wouldn't hurt but not required. Is it leaking oil or burning oil? If so you might want to consider HM oils.

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#4593926 - 12/04/17 12:46 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I'd me more concerned about the cheap filter they're going to use; that's why I change my own oil so I can use the filter I want.

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#4593951 - 12/04/17 01:10 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
car51 Offline


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Loc: Southwest PA
Great point Merkava smile
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#4593954 - 12/04/17 01:11 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
jongies3 Offline


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I don't think anyone needs HM oil. In my opinion, it's snake oil.
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#4593967 - 12/04/17 01:22 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Maybe thrown in some high mileage 20W50,a bottle or two of Lucas,and a can of STP just to be "safe" laugh

Just kidding of course wink
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#4594010 - 12/04/17 01:54 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 3225
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Mythical_Legend
I've narrowed down my 2 options for an oil change to walmart and a fleet tire place. WalMart uses Castrol High Mileage Conventional Oil ($35) and Fleet Tire uses Kendall Synthetic Blend($27.50). I've decided that I have to go to one of them today but I wanted to hear you guys out one final time about the whole high mileage situation.


No, you don't, unless you have burning or leaking issues with the vehicle in question.
Many times, HM oil is used as a wallet flushing opportunity for OC places (this has been my experience.)
I'd either go to Fleet Tire or get the QS change at WM (usually < than $20.)
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#4594019 - 12/04/17 01:58 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Merkava_4]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2123
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I'd me more concerned about the cheap filter they're going to use; that's why I change my own oil so I can use the filter I want.


Yep.
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#4594287 - 12/04/17 06:25 PM Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend]
TiredTrucker Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 3226
Loc: Central Iowa
I have taken gasoline engines to over 250,000 miles and never used one of those HM oils. Taken diesel engines to over 1 million miles and just the same oil I was using the entire time. I suppose the HM oils might have something to bring to the party, but I haven't found a need for them. It almost seems like just a marketing thing to broaden a brand's market coverage. I could just be cynical about what has been thrown around out on the market when it comes to engine lubrication. Too many snake oil salesmen have skewed things.
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