Ok to mix a quart of GTX HM with GC?

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I'm closing in on my 6500 mile OCI with gold GC, and I've got about 1000 miles left. I just put my last bit of GC into the car, so far it's used 1 3/4 quart. I might need another 1/2 quart or less in the next 1000 miles. I don't have any GC left, but I do have 3 quarts of GTX HM 5w30. Would it be morally acceptable to add some GTX HM if I needed it? If you people here find that idea to be a cardinal sin then I suppose I could haul my butt to Walmart and buy another quart of GC if I have to. PS: Love the new forum setup!
 
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No problem. Use whatever you have on hand to complete your OCI if GC consumption does not slow down after the next OCI I suggest useing an oil that is not so hard on your wallet.
 

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It'll be roughly 261000 kms when I'm due up for my next oil change. The engine has some piston slap (quite loud when cold) but I don't really think it's burning the oil, I think it's just leaking out somewhere. I can see some oil looks like its seeping onto my exhaust manifold. I work the engine pretty hard sometimes and I never see blue smoke. I think I'll just go with a high mileage oil for my next OCI. Think I could get 6500 miles out of something like Maxlife?
 
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