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M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 #4616282
12/28/17 01:02 AM
12/28/17 01:02 AM
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Townsville, Australia
IPCOlsenVZ Offline OP
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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.

Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4616294
12/28/17 01:36 AM
12/28/17 01:36 AM
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Waco, TX
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You are still changing your oil too often grin


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4616345
12/28/17 06:27 AM
12/28/17 06:27 AM
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PV Az
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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!


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP
16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

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Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4617242
12/28/17 10:43 PM
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South OZ
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Considering m1 is $90 over here, I wonder if you could do the same but with something far cheaper?


95 MX-3 2.5L|Shell Helix Ultra 5W40|Wix 51356
04 Focus 1.8L|Wesfil Cooper WZ63|Valvoline MST 5W30
05 Kluger 3.3L|Wesfil Cooper WZ418|Magnatec 10W30 Semi Syn
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4619564
12/31/17 11:39 AM
12/31/17 11:39 AM
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Virginia
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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.


92 Suburban 2500 7.4L 58k M1_0w40 5yr OCI
99 Olds Aurora 4.0L 91K M1_5w30 5yr OCI
13 Dodge Dart 2.0L 30k PP 0w20 OLM OCI
70 Camaro 5.7L 59k
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: bigt61] #4620173
12/31/17 11:35 PM
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Texas
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Just ordered M1 0w40 @ $22.88/jug from Walmart.com … two jugs got me free shipping … ETA 04/Jan …

Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4622584
01/03/18 11:23 AM
01/03/18 11:23 AM
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Minnesota
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Why even have a car you drive so little?


Mine: 2018 Chevy spark (White) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory fill
OEM filter
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: JoelB] #4622600
01/03/18 11:38 AM
01/03/18 11:38 AM
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North Carolina
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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.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4622622
01/03/18 12:05 PM
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Posts: 243
Minnesota
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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


Mine: 2018 Chevy spark (White) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory fill
OEM filter
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4622685
01/03/18 01:16 PM
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Florida
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boxing crackmeup


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4622688
01/03/18 01:18 PM
01/03/18 01:18 PM
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New England
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I got all excited about this thread because I misread the mileage as 658,000 km... ;^)


2014 Forester XT, 86000 miles
Last Change;
M1 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4623077
01/03/18 08:20 PM
01/03/18 08:20 PM
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Posts: 48
Townsville, Australia
IPCOlsenVZ Offline OP
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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

Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4623447
01/04/18 08:36 AM
01/04/18 08:36 AM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
Very interesting. Have you had any issues with the car since it sits so much?


Mine: 2018 Chevy spark (White) 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark (Blue) 1.4 Non-turbo
Factory fill
OEM filter
Re: M1 0W40 - 658km/4yrs -'05 Holden Commodore 3.6L V6 [Re: IPCOlsenVZ] #4623828
01/04/18 01:51 PM
01/04/18 01:51 PM
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Posts: 953
Rio Rancho, NM
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Kudos! Keep that vehicle and you will have a greater appreciation in later years......




Respectfully,

Pajero!


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