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320K mileage - recommendations? #5442489 05/30/20 12:36 PM
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I just bought a 2003 Dodge Durango with a 4.7 V8... For $650. It runs decent, AC works, 4WD works, etc. The bad part is this thing has 320,000 on the clock. Unsure of it's past, but as I am maniacal about maintaining my vehicles (and even this beater), I want to make sure it is lubricated properly.

The manual calls for 5W30 or 10W30.

I found a 10W30 STP bottle under the seat, and theres an STP oil filter on the engine. I can imagine that's what the PO had been using.

Right now my plan is to change it with SuperTech High Mileage 10W30, add a quart of Lucas, and use a Fram Ultra Guard filter. I've read a lot of good things about Fram UG's here, and I use them on my other vehicles with good success. The filter media is what really caught my attention with them.

I considered going with 10W30 Pennzoil Platinum Syn, and doing 5,000 mile OCI's. Just afraid to pour syn in an engine with this many miles. It's already burning a little oil as it is, and drips a couple drops overnight according to the peice of cardboard I left underneath it last night.

What do the experts here recommend?

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442490 05/30/20 12:37 PM
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I'd forget the Lucas (or any additives for that matter) and just use a good name brand 10w30 conventional. Maybe a conventional 10w30 high mileage oil.


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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: aquariuscsm] #5442496 05/30/20 12:42 PM
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Like the SuperTech 10W30 HM that I mentioned in the OP?

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442498 05/30/20 12:43 PM
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What was the guy running in it to get 320,000 on it? If I knew I wouldn't change a thing unless it was $50 a gallon.


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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5442501 05/30/20 12:46 PM
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I found a half empty STP 10W30 bottle under the seat. I can only imagine that.

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442505 05/30/20 12:48 PM
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No lucas. Sounds like it has been ran on Warren oils a lot. Good stuff. Keep using that.


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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442513 05/30/20 12:56 PM
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Minus the Lucas....great plan!

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Originally Posted by gman2304
Minus the Lucas....great plan!


No Lucas it is.

SuperTech 10W30 High Mileage and the Fram Ultra Guard.

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442522 05/30/20 01:06 PM
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The oil pressure gauge on that rig is fake. As long as the engine is over 7 psi, the needle will sit in the same spot all the time, every time. If this were my rig I would put a mechanical pressure gauge on it and see what the hot idle and cruising oil pressure was. I'd make my oil choices based on that.

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442546 05/30/20 01:39 PM
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When you change the oil don't add anything and see what happens if it starts burning oil add some of the motor honey to thicken up the oil. Why the Fram XG filter? High mile oil is a good thing. Keep us informed.


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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442572 05/30/20 02:18 PM
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Super Tech High Mileage 10 or 5W30 sounds like a good plan paired with the Fram. Another vote for -- NO Lucas. Get acouple bottles of Chevron Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner while your there and apply -- per instructions on bottle. Good stuff!! wink



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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442597 05/30/20 03:28 PM
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All Lucas does is make the oil thicker and dilute the additive pack. If you think you need a thicker oil then buy a thicker oil. Maybe 10w40 or a 15w40 HDEO

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Originally Posted by joshuawesl
Originally Posted by gman2304
Minus the Lucas....great plan!


No Lucas it is.

SuperTech 10W30 High Mileage and the Fram Ultra Guard.



Then why ask the question of what other people think if you already have your mind totally made up with what you want to do ???

Nothing wrong with what you want to do in my opinion... It's your vehicle. Do what you want to...

Though I'd say in the winter I'd not recommend using any oil additive that thinkens the oil... Cold temp performance would be dropped if you do that.

Now in late spring going into summer... go for it. I have run straight 30 grade Warren Oil HD in my lady's 98 Camry.


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Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442622 05/30/20 04:16 PM
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Avoiding the Lucas is a good decision. If you want to inject some life back into the engine, use Restore compression repair, or Rislone compression repair. These are proven products that actually repair wear in the cylinder walls, increasing compression to near new levels. A engine with 300K+ on it is an ideal candidate.

https://rislone.com/product/compression-repair-with-ring-seal/

www.restoreusa.com

Re: 320K mileage - recommendations? [Re: joshuawesl] #5442668 05/30/20 05:35 PM
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I’d change all the fluids as well as the air filter and spark plugs. Check out the brakes. Basically, get to know your new vehicle.


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2003 Honda Element EX 330,000+ miles
2018 Ford Transit XLT 27,000+ miles
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