Mobil 1 in a Vibe GT(Same as Matrix XRS)

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Baton Rouge ,La.
I have been using M1 in this engine starting at about 6000 miles.(1 free change from dealer). This engine with slightly more than a year on it has about 37,500 miles on it. We recently got back from a trip to Oregon and back which put 6400 miles on the M1-10w30. Should I change it at 7500 miles or can I take it to 10,000 with no problem? I usually change it at 5000 miles with a new Toyota filter. Thanks guys. Jimmy
 
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I have a few Pontiac Montanas and their oil life meter seems to indicate a 10k mile OCI if you do all hiway driving. I thing 10k should be no problem, atleast this time after such a long trip. I own a taxi service an currently have 3 Pontiac Vibes in the fleet, awesome cars!! One of them has been converted to Amsoil 0w30 and dual remote filtration. I'm anxiously waiting for it to accumulate mileage so I can run oil analysis and see how it does.
 

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Originally posted by joghotrod: I have been using M1 in this engine starting at about 6000 miles.(1 free change from dealer). This engine with slightly more than a year on it has about 37,500 miles on it. We recently got back from a trip to Oregon and back which put 6400 miles on the M1-10w30. Should I change it at 7500 miles or can I take it to 10,000 with no problem? I usually change it at 5000 miles with a new Toyota filter. Thanks guys. Jimmy
With all that highway driving on there I would imagine that taking it to 10,000 miles would be a walk in the park, as that oil with 6400 highway miles on it was probably still in "like new" condition.
 
Certainly right, but wouldn't it be best to do a UOA to make sure? When first starting reading all the great info here, I thought I didn't need a UOA, since so many have already done the same car or the same oil. However, now I understand mechincal issues could mitigate a long OCI. Seems intake leaks and fuel dilution are the most common.
 

joghotrod

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Baton Rouge ,La.
Thanks for the info everybody. I might change the filter, top it off and go on my trip to Daytona for the week and change it when I get back. How much does it cost to do an UOA? I have a 01 Camaro SS and I have almost as much fun driving the Vibe. Jimmy
 
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