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oil and filter choice and OCI for college student #4612769
12/24/17 08:58 AM
12/24/17 08:58 AM
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vicksburg ms
MetalSlug Offline OP
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My younger brother going to Ole Miss , im gave him 1998 Mustang GT 4.6 110k miles, everything stock and I already change all fluid and done all the tune up, no CEL, his driving style is , he stay half miles from his college, he crank up and drive, I dont think the car even fully warm up when he get there. he come home every few month. I was thinking doing something like 1 a years oil change.


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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612773
12/24/17 09:04 AM
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North Carolina
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Short trips with few trips long enough to warm up, don't go well with a long oci. I'd use a conventional and change more often.


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01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: spasm3] #4612779
12/24/17 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
Short trips with few trips long enough to warm up, don't go well with a long oci. I'd use a conventional and change more often.


the thing is , he dont come home often, he stay 3 hours away.

Last edited by MetalSlug; 12/24/17 09:10 AM.

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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612780
12/24/17 09:11 AM
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Once a year will be fine. That's what I did for my daughter during her college years.

Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612782
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Soviet State of Washington
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How many miles will he put on the car annually? If it’s low miles I would go conventional. Also what is the prior oil history of this car?


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Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612783
12/24/17 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: MetalSlug
Originally Posted By: spasm3
Short trips with few trips long enough to warm up, don't go well with a long oci. I'd use a conventional and change more often.


the thing is , he dont come home often, he stay 3 hours away.


Maybe a gift of some oil change coupons, at a local shop. Or prepaid visa gift card.


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03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612803
12/24/17 09:30 AM
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Indiana
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M1 10w30 HM and a Fram TG or NAPA Gold.

Yearly OCI's sound reasonable.


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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612808
12/24/17 09:35 AM
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North Carolina
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Once a year with PYB 10W-30 and a Fram Orange Can Of Delight.

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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612823
12/24/17 09:52 AM
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Georgia
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Valvoline 10W30 and NAPA Gold filter.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612833
12/24/17 10:03 AM
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Kansas
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I have similar situation with my son in a 96 Buick v-6. LOTS of short-tripping. I do a 3k or once per year OCI (whatever comes first) with Valvoline Maxlife HM and a Fram TG. 130k miles and counting...

Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612834
12/24/17 10:04 AM
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Los Gatos, CA
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With those miles, I would use MaxLife. It's good stuff and reasonably priced.

Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: dlundblad] #4612843
12/24/17 10:08 AM
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Texas
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
M1 10w30 HM and a Fram TG or NAPA Gold.

Yearly OCI's sound reasonable.


This and maybe upgrade to Fram Ultra and not worry for a year …

Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612845
12/24/17 10:09 AM
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Florida
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Dump in Mobil 1 Annual Protection and have him rack up 20,000 miles. No point in draining it sooner. You're wasting perfectly good oil.



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Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612851
12/24/17 10:13 AM
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Los Angeles, California
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Not know what the weather conditions are where you live I'd go for the M1 annual protection and change once per year. Just make sure you get a oil filter that'll go the distance.


Durango

Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug] #4612879
12/24/17 10:29 AM
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Virginia
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Just teach him to make sure it stays topped off. Once a year with anything meeting API SN should be fine.


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