ATTN: Synthetic Users - How long is your OCI?

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If you use exclusively full synthetic oil (including GIII) in any of your vehicles, please list: 1. Brand/type of synthetic(s) you use 2. How much you pay for it 3. Engine/application 4. How long your OCI is (OCI's are) I will NOT come back and tell you how "foolish" you are - it is not my place, and I really don't care which oil you choose, because whatever works best for you is cool with me. I don't want this to turn into a flame-fest! I'm just curious how the numbers shake out. TIA! [Smile]
 

Patman

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Guelph, Ontario
1. GC 0w30 2. Currently costs $7.68 per liter at Walmart (I got it for a lot less since I bought most of my stash a couple of years ago) 3.I'm running it in my 98 Corvette and my wife's 2000 Civic 4.I change the oil in my car every 6 months (works out to about every 7-9k) and in my wife's car once a year (which was 11,600 miles last year)
 
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South Jersey
1. RL 5w-20 2. $7.00 per qt. 3. Honda Accord 2.4L (2005) 4. 12k miles (Previously ran M1 0w-20 for 10k miles; did not test).
 

LouDawg

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Originally posted by Patman: 1. GC 0w30 2. Currently costs $7.68 per liter at Walmart (I got it for a lot less since I bought most of my stash a couple of years ago) 3.I'm running it in my 98 Corvette and my wife's 2000 Civic 4.I change the oil in my car every 6 months (works out to about every 7-9k) and in my wife's car once a year (which was 11,600 miles last year)
I didn't know you could get GC at Wal-Mart! Cool...is that only in Canada?
 

KW

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Central Arkansas
1. Amsoil 10W30 and 10W40 2. About $6.00 a quart 3. 10W30 goes in a '96 Dodge truck, '03 Chevy Blazer, '80 Malibu. 10W40 goes in a '98 Jeep and '94 Dodge Shadow. The new MCF stuff in my '99 VFR. 4. All OCI's are 10K or 1 year. On the bike it's 5K or 1 year.
 
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Ohio
1. Supertech Full Synthetic. 2. $2.45 per quart. 3. 02 PT Cruiser 2.4L and 04 Neon 2.0L. Supertech ST3600 oil filter on both also. 4. 5k / 4 Month OCI on both.
 

JHZR2

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New Jersey
1. M1 10w-30 2. $4.39 3. 94 Toyota Previa, 2.4L, 200k mi 4. 12000 mi 1. M1 T&SUV 5w-40 2. ~$5 3. 96 MB E300D 3.0L Diesel 175k 4. 10000 (will extend o 12.5k per last UOA) 1. M1 5w-30 2. ~$4.39 3. 97 Plymouth Breeze, 2.0L 90k miles 4. 7500 mi (most driving is 5 block commutes, 4x/day) 1. 'GC' 0w-30 2. $4.99 3. 98 Chevy S-10 ZR2 4.3L 52k 4. 1 yr. 1. M1 0w-40 2. ~$4.50 3. 04 Saab 9-3, 2.0L Turbo, 20k 4. ~14000 mi (per computer) 1. M1 5w-30 2. ~$4.39 3. 94 Acura Integra 1.8L 175k 4. ~10000 mi 1. M1 0w-40 2. ~$4.50 3. 94 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L twin turbo 115k 4. 6 months 1. Rotella Synthetic 5w-40 2. $3.67 3. 91 BMW 318i 1.8L 105k 4. ~60000 mi 1. M1 10w-30 2. $4.39/qt 3. 9HP B&S 4. 1/2 mowing season 1. Amsoil SAE30/10w-30 2. ~$5.50 3. Honda GX 6.0HP (IIRC) 4. 1 year 1. Amsoil SAE30/10w-30 2. ~$5.50 3. B&S flathead 3.75HP 4. 1 year Application specific, tailored by UOA is key!! JMH
 

vad

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So Cal
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Originally posted by LouDawg: I didn't know you could get GC at Wal-Mart! Cool...is that only in Canada?
That's correct. 1. GC (Green) 2. $3.99 per qt. 3. Ford Focus 2.0L Zetec 4. 10-12K miles.
 
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Middlesex County CT
1. RL 10W30, 5W-20, or mix of both. 2. Bought 4 cases @ 5.99 qt 3. '03 Echo 1.5L DOHC with VVTi 4. 8K-10K synthetic since 1.2K, Mobil 1, Saab LL 0W-30, then RL for the last 40K or so.
 
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Athens, Georgia
1. RL 5W-20 2. $7/qt (myoilshop.com) 3. '03 CR-V. 2.4 i-vtec 4. 5k (warranty) 1. RL 10W-30 2. same 3. '93 Corolla. 1.8 7A-FE 4. To be determined (experimentation car)
 
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NEPA
Mobil 1 0w-30/SS 0w-30 $1/q Closeout 2006 RSX 4 months/10,000mi German Syntec 0w-30 $4/q 1998 CR-V 6 months/8000mi OCIs based on time, not miles or UOAs. Other cars I service get Havoline/Delo soup.
 
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Eastern burbs, MN
Pennzoil Platinum 5w/30 (was M1) $18.97 5qt jug '99 Taurus 24v and '01 Windstar 3.8 Every 6 months (June and November) Mobil 1 15w/50 EP $21.97 5qt jug '97 Honda 750 Nighthawk Yearly or 6000 miles Rotella 5w/40 $12.97 4 qt jug '98 Honda Goldwing 1500 Yearly or 6000 miles
 
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Charlotte, NC
2000 GC 3.3, M1 10W30, 7000 miles, then add A-RX for 1500 miles, total 8500 miles. Changed today. Put in 4qts. Formula Shell 5W30, 1qt. Rotella T 15W40. (Auto-RX rinse). 1989 Dodge Caravan 2.5 Turbo, Rotella T Syn, 5W40, 1 yr./5000 miles. 1994 Plymouth 2.5 TBI, ST Syn, 10W30, 1 yr./5000 miles.
 
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Baltimore, MD
1. currently mobil 1 but i like the platnum 2. $18.97 for a 5qt of platnum 3. 2004 Dodge Neon 2.0l 4. 5000 miles for now but will bump it up to 7500 after the warrenty, unless i am doing my current commute of ~1.5 miles for a while, then i will do it every 6 months.
 

LouDawg

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Originally posted by Thermactor: Mobil 1, usually 5000 mile intervals every time. I felt awful about going 7000 miles on my last OCI though!
Price and application?
 

LouDawg

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SW Indiana
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Originally posted by Oldmoparguy1: 2000 GC 3.3, M1 10W30, 7000 miles, then add A-RX for 1500 miles, total 8500 miles. Changed today. Put in 4qts. Formula Shell 5W30, 1qt. Rotella T 15W40. (Auto-RX rinse). 1989 Dodge Caravan 2.5 Turbo, Rotella T Syn, 5W40, 1 yr./5000 miles. 1994 Plymouth 2.5 TBI, ST Syn, 10W30, 1 yr./5000 miles.
Do you have/know prices? Thanks...
 

LouDawg

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SW Indiana
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Originally posted by racer12306: 1. currently mobil 1 but i like the platnum 2. $18.97 for a 5qt of platnum 3. 2004 Dodge Neon 2.0l 4. 5000 miles for now but will bump it up to 7500 after the warrenty, unless i am doing my current commute of ~1.5 miles for a while, then i will do it every 6 months.
Do you mean you will be switching to PP at next change? If not, what price did/are you paying for M1, and what grade? Thanks...
 
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