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#4616282 - 12/28/17 12:02 AM M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6
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Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 48
Loc: Townsville, Australia
Sample 1: M1 0W40 SM - 2,388km - OCI 6 months (M1 0W40 Flush) TBN: 11.4
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...rue#Post1546536

Sample 2: M1 0W40 SM - 5,222km - OCI 12 months TBN: 10.72
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1982378

Sample 3: M1 0W40 SM - 4,631km - OCI 17 months TBN 12.06
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2485360

Sample 4: M1 0W40 SM - 1,187km - OCI 24 months - Virgin TBN: 12.38
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3240210/M1_0W40-1,187km/2yrs-20%3Cbr_

Sample 5: M1 0W40 SN - 658km - OCI 48 months/4 Years - TBN 11.78





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Comments on report:
Wear metals are within acceptable limits.
Particle contamination is high due to dust particles.
Oil condition appears satisfactory.
Monitor contamination trend next sample.
Check air intake as the source of dust entry.
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TBN: 11.78
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Driving Conditions:
All town driving. Car would sit for 6-11 months then get driven around 50-100kms over a week then parked back in storage.
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Refilled with: M1 0W40 SN
Filter: M1-254
Vehicle is still in storage.
OCI will be set at 5 years (DEC 2022) depending on future mileage.
Filter was cut open. No shiny particles seen in the filter when held up to the sun.

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#4616294 - 12/28/17 12:36 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
You are still changing your oil too often grin
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#4616345 - 12/28/17 05:27 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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408 miles in 4 years. It looks like the way you're using the car is best case for the miles, either don't run it at all or run it up to operating temperature. If that were a Blackstone report they might have said get the air filter fixed and report back in 8 years!
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#4617242 - 12/28/17 09:43 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
KL31 Offline


Registered: 06/03/16
Posts: 549
Loc: South OZ
Considering m1 is $90 over here, I wonder if you could do the same but with something far cheaper?
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#4619564 - 12/31/17 10:39 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 3117
Loc: Virginia
Nice - more proof miles (and run time) are what matter - not sump time. Good post. I've got a 99 Aurora going on 7 years with M1 and don't plan to change it anytime soon. Only about 1000 miles on it so far.
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#4620173 - 12/31/17 10:35 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: bigt61]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Just ordered M1 0w40 @ $22.88/jug from Walmart.com … two jugs got me free shipping … ETA 04/Jan …

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#4622584 - 01/03/18 10:23 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
JoelB Offline


Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 220
Loc: Minnesota
Why even have a car you drive so little?
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#4622600 - 01/03/18 10:38 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: JoelB]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: JoelB
Why even have a car you drive so little?

Sounds like a car he leaves at a vacation home.

Also, who cares? Mind your own business.
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#4622622 - 01/03/18 11:05 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 220
Loc: Minnesota
This is an internet forum, posting here invites people into your business. In fact, using your logic, you should mind your business as i was posting to the OP and not you. wink
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#4622685 - 01/03/18 12:16 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
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#4622688 - 01/03/18 12:18 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
I got all excited about this thread because I misread the mileage as 658,000 km... ;^)
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#4623077 - 01/03/18 07:20 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 48
Loc: Townsville, Australia
KL31 – Got the oil half price when one of the big auto chain stores stopped stocking it but honestly I use what makes me sleep at night so I've got no intentions of changing.

Bigt61 – Yes it’s been interesting that over 8 years of testing with the different mileage and time combos the results that have been given.

JoelB – I live and work in a different country to where the car is stored. When I return to visit family I drive it. It was my first car, very sentimental towards it. If I sold it I wouldn’t get much money, it just costs me registration fees each year. Working on my cars when I go back is a real treat for me. Hope that satisfies the itch grin

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#4623447 - 01/04/18 07:36 AM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 220
Loc: Minnesota
Very interesting. Have you had any issues with the car since it sits so much?
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#4623828 - 01/04/18 12:51 PM Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ]
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Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 855
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Kudos! Keep that vehicle and you will have a greater appreciation in later years......




Respectfully,

Pajero!
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