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Rarely do my cars or friend's cars go much over 5K. Is the oil and engine rated for more? Nowadays yes.
I like sparkling clean internals. I almost never sell a car; it goes to someone.
And I still hafta service it.
 
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Thanks to all. I was thinking of changing synthetic blend every 4 months/4500miles. So I guess that would be a safe oil change.
Again, thanks to all and have a wonderful thanksgiving
With the Costco Kirlkand about $25 for 2 5 quart containers, why use syn blend?
Heck, you can get it on line and you don't even have to go into the store!
It's good stuff.
 
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Depends on many variables, but an overreaching broad answer would be most synth can go up to 10k miles, and I'd change the filter 1/2 way through the interval. Conventional oil, wouldn't push it past 5k miles. I use PP with OEM filter and change it every 5 - 7k miles. Probably overkill, but it gets me away for 30 minutes and gives me a reason to drink another beer.
 

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Talking about beer. I am a Sam Adams Boston Lager man. But have recently tried Sam Adams "Octoberfest" which is only available in late September/early October timeframe and then, it's gone. Put it in a frosted mug and you're in Heaven. Try it in September, 2021, you'll not regret it.
 
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I ran ST 5W20 conventional for 6300 miles with a M1 oil filter (2 runs on the filter, little over 12K miles on the filter) in my 17 accord 4cyl and according to Blackstone everything was fine and good numbers.

I have 12 5quart containers of Chevron Supreme 5W30 6 are SN+ and the last 6 are SP. The SP bottles now say synthetic blend on them, the others don’t. I’m gonna shoot for 5000-7500 miles with the Fram ultra changed every 2nd or 3rd oil change.

Depending on your car and your driving conditions will dictate how often it should be changed. I would think 5000 is easily doable
 
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