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Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? #4593792
12/04/17 10:33 AM
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Hallandale FL
Mythical_Legend Offline OP
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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.

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593794
12/04/17 10:36 AM
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You don't necessarily need it. But it really can't hurt.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593796
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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.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593808
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Los Gatos, CA
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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.

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593809
12/04/17 10:58 AM
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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.


2013 vw passat s
2014 toyota yaris l
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: jstert] #4593816
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Michigan
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Unless it's leaking or burning, no.

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593837
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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.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593884
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Hawaii, USA
anndel Offline
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Wouldn't hurt but not required. Is it leaking oil or burning oil? If so you might want to consider HM oils.

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593926
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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.

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593951
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In the shop
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Great point Merkava smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593954
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I don't think anyone needs HM oil. In my opinion, it's snake oil.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
1997 Ford F-250 HD 7.3 Powerstroke V8: T6 5W-40 FRAM PH-3786 filter
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4593967
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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


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4594010
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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.)


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 93K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 110K
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Merkava_4] #4594019
12/04/17 02:58 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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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.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 15K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 87K
2007 Infiniti M35, 106K
Re: Do I need high mileage oil with 83k miles? [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4594287
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Central Iowa
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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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