On OC length and filter capacity...

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Does an oil change with a lot of highway miles accumulated quickly produce less dirt and fewer wear particles for the oil filter to contain than a run of the same number of miles but over a considerably longer oil change? I ask because I just changed the oil in my wife's Pacifica. I used Valvoline SynPower 10W-30. But instead of using a NapaGold filter, I used a cheaper AAP one. My thinking was this: we're about to go on a 2500 mile trip over the next three weeks. And I'll reach the 5K mark, when I usually like to change the oil, in about 3 months. That's about 2.5 months sooner than usual. I figured with the quick run, the AAP would more than do the job and this would be a good chance to use one from my stash. I know I'm overthinking this but I guess that's why I'm here.
 
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Since you're using Synpower and highway miles are very easy on oil, you should extend your OCI to 8-9k miles and your AAP filter would be good for that mileage too.
 
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 Originally Posted By: HawkeyeScott
I have to change it out at 6K in order to keep my bulletproof, water tight Chrysler warranty intact.
LoL me too. That warranty is about waterproof as the Titanic right now.
 
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