Which would you use Castrol full synthetic with filter change every 5K miles (Dealer cost $58) or Castrol GTX with filter change every 3-4K miles (Dealer cost $28)? Think it would make a difference over the life of the engine???
quote:Is Syntec (other than the German variety) considered an extended-drain oil? I could only find two UOA's for non-GC and they were both only for 3,000 miles. Really inconclusive.
Originally posted by novadude: GTX, unless you plan on taking the synthetic to 7k miles or so.
quote:I'm switching my GM 3.4 to Syntec Blend 10W-30 (A5 rated). I intend to take it to 6k... I'll post analysis results when I get them.
Crunch the numbers if you want, the Syntec blend is a good choice up to 8,000 miles, 6000 very conservatively.
quote:I hear you and I've done mine in the past. I will check the work before I drive off. Also mark my filter. If I have the same dealer do it everytime while under warranty then any problem is on them PERIOD! Attorney on retainer I once had a Lexus dealer fail to put oil in one of my cars Got warranty coverage to 120K miles for any lube problem.
Originally posted by Amkeer: I don't let anyone touch my vehicles unless its ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! Your warranty will still be good if you change your oil and keep reciepts and log it, very simple. Why let a $8 or $9 hour employee ruin your ride? Just change the stuff yourself and don't get cought up in the dealer bull! Consider yourself warned! Daily Drives: -2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner XtraCab, 2.7 Liter , Mobil1 Synthetic SS 5W-30. ODO 8350 Miles. -1995 Toyota 4-Runner 3.0 V6, Mobil1 Synthetic SS 10W-30. ODO 84500 Miles. http://community.webshots.com/user/amkeer