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Mobil 1 once a year oil change #4647118
01/26/18 03:57 PM
01/26/18 03:57 PM
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dbvettez061 Offline OP
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This really makes me wonder. I use Mobil 1 on all my vehicles, but would never leave it in for a year. Your thoughts are appreciated 🥃


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647121
01/26/18 03:59 PM
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Depends on mileage


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647126
01/26/18 04:02 PM
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I've left the regular Mobil 1 synthetic in for a year and only replaced because of time. I only had 2600 miles on that oil.

Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647132
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I go up to around 18 months on my cars using full synthetics.

I've done UOAs and keep track of hours of operation which is more pertinent to my driving pattern than miles driven. If I went with time, I'd be changing at 6 months or a year depending on vehicle. If I went with mileage, I'd be running the oil even longer. Instead, I'm aiming for TBN to be around 3 which for me is best estimated using hours of operation.

1 year is not the limiting factor for the oil. It's how the vehicle is operated. Lots of very cold starts and short trips without any longer trips will be very very tough on oil. Oil is unlikely to last a year. Every trip being on the highway for an hour at 65mph will probably let you run M1 to it's stated mileage with room to spare. Do that exclusively once a week or month, and your oil could last for years.


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647133
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My owners manual says to change the oil every 15,000 KM (9,300 miles) or 12 months, whichever comes first.

Makes sense to me.


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647135
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Definitely a step out, but they know few people will go the full 20,000 miles ( the bottle says 1 year or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.) I would not worry about the one year part. The oil isn’t evaporating.

They know darn well, if you are driving 20,000 miles in one year, you must be driving highway miles, which are easier.
Some big truck diesels are going 50,000 miles between changes. Yes the diesels lubricate but that is why gas engines are allowed 20 Instead of 50,000 miles. A UOA after 20,000 miles would tell the story.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 01/26/18 04:25 PM.

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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647138
01/26/18 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: dbvettez061
This really makes me wonder. I use Mobil 1 on all my vehicles, but would never leave it in for a year. Your thoughts are appreciated 🥃


Why do you say that. Need more info.


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647142
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Never quite understood the reasoning behind changing it after one year, it's not like the oil suddenly turns bad on day 365 or 366.


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647143
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I last changed the oil in October 2015 and plan on changing it again later this summer.

I don't really want to push it past 3 years.

Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647144
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Originally Posted By: dbvettez061
but would never leave it in for a year.

Why not?


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647154
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I am running M1 0w-40 in a vehicle that sees about 1,000 miles per year.

One year is easy. I will change at the 2-3 year mark with a Fram Ultra.


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647157
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Did it for 15 years on a 2001 gmc pick up truck. Traded it with 99,000.

Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647161
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Think of what this can do to the Quick Change business. SELL!!!

SF


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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647164
01/26/18 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: dbvettez061
This really makes me wonder. I use Mobil 1 on all my vehicles, but would never leave it in for a year. Your thoughts are appreciated 🥃


Depends a lot on how many miles you drive them a year.


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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Re: Mobil 1 once a year oil change [Re: dbvettez061] #4647198
01/26/18 05:19 PM
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Toyota Sienna = 1 year or 10,000 miles.

CX9 = 6 months or 7,500...but my drive has changed and I do 7,500 or 1 year. UOAs show time isn't that big of a variable...more mileage, fuel dilution, etc. Do 9 months and do a UOA to prove a year is doable in your application.

Last edited by mbacfp; 01/26/18 05:23 PM.

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