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#4612769 - 12/24/17 07:58 AM oil and filter choice and OCI for college student
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
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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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#4612773 - 12/24/17 08:04 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 05/30/10
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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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#4612779 - 12/24/17 08:10 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 07/24/10
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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.


Edited by MetalSlug (12/24/17 08:10 AM)
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#4612780 - 12/24/17 08:11 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 09/18/12
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Loc: DFW
Once a year will be fine. That's what I did for my daughter during her college years.

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#4612782 - 12/24/17 08:11 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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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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#4612783 - 12/24/17 08:12 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: North Carolina
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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#4612803 - 12/24/17 08:30 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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M1 10w30 HM and a Fram TG or NAPA Gold.

Yearly OCI's sound reasonable.
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#4612808 - 12/24/17 08:35 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Once a year with PYB 10W-30 and a Fram Orange Can Of Delight.

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#4612823 - 12/24/17 08:52 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
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Loc: Georgia
Valvoline 10W30 and NAPA Gold filter.
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#4612833 - 12/24/17 09:03 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
ejes Offline


Registered: 01/11/16
Posts: 313
Loc: Kansas
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...

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#4612834 - 12/24/17 09:04 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 243
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
With those miles, I would use MaxLife. It's good stuff and reasonably priced.

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#4612843 - 12/24/17 09:08 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: dlundblad]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6351
Loc: Texas
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 …

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#4612845 - 12/24/17 09:09 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5109
Loc: Florida
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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#4612851 - 12/24/17 09:13 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2081
Loc: Los Angeles, California
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.


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#4612879 - 12/24/17 09:29 AM Re: oil and filter choice and OCI for college student [Re: MetalSlug]
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Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 3117
Loc: Virginia
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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