Caravan 3.8 oil change is due

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My wifes 04 Caravan is due an oil change. It is currently running Mobil 1 10w30 with 4000 miles on it. The van has 6800 miles on it and I was wondering if I should keep with the Mobil 1 10w30 or switch over to the GC 0w30? The GC has been running good so far in my 4.7 Dakota. Thanks in advance...
 
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Why not try a UOA on the current oil, and then do another run of the same oil with another UOA. Then you've got a trend, and can try the GC for comparison via a 3rd UOA. Doesn't seem to me you can compare oil well unless you go 2 or 3 OCIs with the same oil and then change.
 
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My take is that it probably dosen't matter which oil you use, both are very good. I'm not sure what the maximum interval is for your Dodge, but I would probably change it soon since the van had only 2,800 miles on it when you changed to the current oil. I'm not sure a UOA would be of much benefit until the engine is broken in, say at least 10K total miles. Go Cats!!! [Cheers!]
 
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