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#4683195 - 03/03/18 12:26 PM Pick my next oil change.
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10045
Loc: Indiana
Pick my next oil change for the Blazer in my signature and explain why. Oils listed were purchased heavily discounted. My plan is to change it tomorrow afternoon. Most popular vote wins.

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.

400 miles a week. Filter will be a Fram TG3980. Not brand biased whatsoever (see above oil list for example)..

Let me finish the thread by saying this is currently the longest OCI I've done since ownership. Currently just under 6k.

12:00 pm Eastern Time 3/4/18 is the deadline.




Edited by dlundblad (03/03/18 12:36 PM)
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03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


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#4683196 - 03/03/18 12:30 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: dlundblad

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.


The one bolded above since that's what it's currently running. Might as well keep it consistent. Plus I prefer the 5W weight during cold temps. As far as what do use after the SynPower, I'd use the 10w30 Rotella T5 to keep it on 30 wt. oil until you run out of it. Then use up the 40 wt after that.

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#4683197 - 03/03/18 12:32 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41789
Loc: New Jersey
^ I was going to say that or rotella.

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#4683198 - 03/03/18 12:32 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: SatinSilver]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10045
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: dlundblad

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.


The one bolded above since that's what it's currently running. Might as well keep it consistent. Plus I prefer the 5W weight during cold temps. As far as the other ones go, flip a coin btwn the Edge and Rotella.


Should have mentioned:

Cold temp has never been a concern for me. I've used the 10w40 in my Jeep well below 0*F many of times.

Anyways, 1 vote for Synpower.
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03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


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#4683199 - 03/03/18 12:33 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
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Loc: Spring,Texas
Rotella T5 10w30
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#4683202 - 03/03/18 12:38 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
pda1122 Offline


Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 239
Loc: Maine, USA
Rotella T5 cause Iím sure you have at least 2.5 gals of the stuff! And itís getting warmer out
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#4683203 - 03/03/18 12:38 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
John_K Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2713
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Edge HM.
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2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 80xxx miles, PU
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 93xxx miles, Maxlife
Current oil stash: 517 qts.



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#4683206 - 03/03/18 12:44 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
JLTD Online   shocked


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 680
Loc: US
You didn't say how much of each you have, which would play into my plan...so reckoning you have 1 change of each:

It is early spring so the worst winter temps are behind you. Rotella now will carry you through th start of summer.

Then the Maxlife to use it up...that's a full summer weight oil.

For late Summer and Fall, the Edge.

Then back to Synpower for the winter.

Since you're not brand-picky, I chose the oils that made the most viscosity sense for expected temps...
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#4683210 - 03/03/18 12:50 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 14288
Loc: Canada
Rotella T5 10W-30

Reason: Still on the 'thinner side' for cool spring weather, but still a very stout oil. Save the 10W-40 and 20W-50 for the really hot part of summer.
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#4683215 - 03/03/18 01:01 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Rotella.
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#4683218 - 03/03/18 01:06 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
knnaz392 Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 62
Loc: Sonoran Desert
The one with the API starbust symbol wink

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#4683221 - 03/03/18 01:07 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: knnaz392]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10045
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: knnaz392
The one with the API starbust symbol wink


That narrows it down!!! cheers
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03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


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#4683224 - 03/03/18 01:13 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
I'd give SynPower the narrow edge here.

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#4683227 - 03/03/18 01:19 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4423
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
I would save the thicker stuff for the Jeep and Volvo.

As said above, knowing how much of each you have may change my decision, but with the info I have, I would just say stick with the Synpower.
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1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
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#4683230 - 03/03/18 01:21 PM Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad]
knnaz392 Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 62
Loc: Sonoran Desert
Rotella T5 gets my vote grin

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