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    Should I switch to high mileage oil?

    Anyone here who says using a HM oil is a load of crock or waste of money has no clue what they are talking about. I tried multiple synthetic oils in my 2000 Camry. Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, Penzoil Platinum. My car smoked more with those than regular dino oil. But even on Dino oil, my car...
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    Oil change question

    Thanks guys. I will push it to 1 year changes then regardless of mileage. That should be very close to either 5k-6k miles. <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" />
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    Oil change question

    6 months is 1700 miles. 1 year would be close to 3k. Should I go 1 year?
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    Oil change question

    Here is the BlackStone Labs report I finally got back. Let me know what you guys think! The Camry has 225k on it and 16 years old. <img src="https://photos.smugmug.com/Car-Stuff/2000-Toyota-Camry-LE-22L/i-WMCKN4D/0/O/camryblackstonereport.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" />
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    Should I switch to high mileage oil?

    I switched to a HM oil because my Valve seals were worn after 225k miles on my 2000 Camry. It smoked at start up a little. By switching, it stopped the smoke by a lot. Now it may happen once a month. I have been using Castrol GTX HM 5w30.
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    Oil change question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Branson304</div><div class="ubbcode-body">With the short trips, I'd stick with what you are doing now. </div></div> Thanks everyone!
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    Oil change question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Atesz792</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ever consider riding a bicycle to work?</div></div> Definitely not since sometimes I have to go to our other location unexpected to do some work. Also if family emergency...
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    Oil change question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Jimkobb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I was thinking the Toyotas with sludge issues back then were the V 6`s not the 4 cylinders ? </div></div> It was both models.
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    Oil change question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gene K</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Given the application I would go with either 6 months or 3,000 mi. Its not going to hurt if it takes 8 months to put on 3,000 mi or you put on 3500 mi in 6 months. Just go with the...
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    Oil change question

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bgallagher</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: G35_TX</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Work is only 3 miles from home. So its 6 miles a day. Rarely...
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    Oil change question

    Yeah, figured that. Since I moved to Abilene, everything is so close here compared to San Antonio, so I don't hardly drive any more. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Olas</div><div class="ubbcode-body">2x3 miles/day is severe service in the extreme...
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    Oil change question

    Work is only 3 miles from home. So its 6 miles a day. Rarely any highway other than on the weekend I may try to drive it more. Is that considered short I guess?
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    Oil change question

    I only drive about 2-3k miles every 6 months. I use GTX High Mileage 5w30. Should I still change it at 6 months or can I go longer safely? My car is a 2000 Toyota Camry LE with the 5SFE 2.2L. Known for sludge issues. But mine doesn't have sludge at all. I have 225k miles on the car now.
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    Anyone with a VW GTI?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FirstNissan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ive been thinking about a new car in the next few months. I am interested in a "hot hatchback". I have been reading favorable reviews of the VW GTI, however am uncertain on...
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    Just picked up a 2000 Camry LE 2.2L with 214K mile

    My only issue is I am unsure who sells Kendall oils since I can't find them at Walmart or O'Reileys if I wanted to stay using them.
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    Valvoline MaxLife ATF safe in 214k rebuilt trans?

    Hasn't been installed yet. Asking before I put it in.
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    Valvoline MaxLife ATF safe in 214k rebuilt trans?

    2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L 4 speed auto This trans was rebuilt by a shop around 90k miles. It now has 214k miles total on the car. I bought some MaxLIFE ATF to put in it, the power steering, and diff. It says full synthetic and I assume this is the right one? I saw another that said stop leaks...
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