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Old 06-14-2009, 02:38 AM   #1
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Switching out Oil in your V6

Those who have the V6 are you going to stick with Dino or change to Synthetic and which brand ?
what mileage will you wait to do so ?

For me it would be Mobil 1 at around 2500-5000 then every 4500-5000 with no worries using the " OLM " ..

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Old 06-14-2009, 05:36 AM   #2
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I'll continue to change with the dino to about 5000k miles then switch to Mobile 1.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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oil

How do we know its Dino oil in the V6?
Does the manual say that.
Some say mobil1 some say Dino??
Who knows?
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:58 AM   #4
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Lets try this :

For the V8 owners , what does your oil fill cap say on it ?
Mobile 1 / SAE 5w-30

For the V6 Owners , what does your oil fill cap say on it ?
SAE 5w/30

This should hopefully square this discussion up...

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Old 07-05-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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We don't need to look it's dino oil.

If I was buying new what I would do it drive probably 300-500 on the stock and change it to Royal Purple break-in oil out to 3000 miles then to regular Royal Purple 5-30.

Of course that's just what I would do.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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I had to look. V6 says SAE 5W-30.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:14 PM   #7
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I plan on getting my first free oil change from my dealer at 1500 then at 3k switch to Mobil 1.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:09 PM   #9
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Plan on doing the same, 1st oil change before 1000 (dino free at dealer) then switch to Mobil 1 at 3000 (done by me from here on out).
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:30 AM   #10
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Think I'll do the same , Mobil1 after 3k.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #11
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What about switching to Mobil 1 synthetic at 1300 to 1500 miles? Is this not a wise choice or is it too soon to change to sythetic at 1500 miles?
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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Not to open this can of worms but what are the real advantages of switching to synthetic oil? It costs more but doesn't break down as quickly. Am I missing anything?
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #13
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Been debating the same thing. Guess if you drive a lot of mile in a short period of time you could go by the mfg. suggested change interval.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:25 AM   #14
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Synthetic helps lubricate / cool better and therefore increases mechanical component life. Need to know though, if you go Synthetic, you can never go back to non-synthetic again.
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Need to know though, if you go Synthetic, you can never go back to non-synthetic again.
HUH?? That's a new one for me. I've switched back and forth a couple times with my other car, almost 200k miles, no issues at all. You could even mix the two if you desired, it won't cause a problem (but why would you?)
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #16
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Well, to be honest, in searching info on the web, I see nothing anymore stating mixing or going back is taboo. My mistake.

I am an aircraft technician and when I went to school (when tools were made of creative shaped rocks), it was absolute taboo to mix or 'go down' from Synthetic to mineral base oils. I wanted to find something concrete to support this, but cannot do so any longer. Not sure why this has changed.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #17
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New cars and better motor oils today make this more of a debate than anything serious.

Use Mobil 1 in V-8 and conventional in V6, enjoy the savings. If you change your oil every 4000 miles, unlikely you will ever have an oil related issue with ANY new car.

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Old 07-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #18
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faninc -
Take a look at the thread I just posted on V6 Oil - final word - and let me know your opinion.
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