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Old 08-15-2018, 09:18 PM   #1
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2015 1SS was thirsty

Just changed my oil . Amsoil 5w30 with Amsoil oil filter... she took all 8 quarts ... 1 year or 7500 mile interval As called out by factory specs. I know Amsoil full synthetic with w Amsoil filter can go 15,000 miles but I’ll stick w the manual. I do swear by Amsoil though and I purchased the gear oil and LSD additive for my next job. Love my baby so much she gets pampered ....
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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I wouldnt call waiting a year to change oil pampered
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:54 PM   #4
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Once a year is the right interval for cars not reaching the recommended mileage. If you owned a $300,000 Lambo, the recommendation would be the same.

On my 2010, which specs Mobil 1, the life remaining is typically still over 40% at 7,500 miles.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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40% would mean the computer says your oils good until almost 12k miles, yea not ever gonna happen
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:09 PM   #6
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I wouldnt call waiting a year to change oil pampered
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
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40% would mean the computer says your oils good until almost 12k miles, yea not ever gonna happen
12,000 miles is the recommended oil interval for Porsche, for example, using full synthetic oil, of course. My 2010 Camaro meter projects to about 14,000, because I do a lot of highway road trips, not grocery runs.

Personally, I have never gone over 8,000 miles in the Camaro. In years when I was on track to exceed the oil life on miles, I simply changed the oil in the middle of the summer. But in the last 3 years, it's been annually at or below 7,000.

On my other GM cars, which call for Dexos 2, the meter does work out to about 7,500 miles, and I typically change at 6,000 or 6 months, since these cars do see a lot of short trips, which are particularly hard on oil in Winter, when moisture builds up.

With Mobil 1, there is absolutely no sludge that I can see, and no clouding.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:05 PM   #8
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I change mine once a year regardless of mileage or when it says, I probably don't get near 5k a year but I think its worth it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:33 PM   #9
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I go 3k miles or once a year. I can’t fathom someone who thinks they need to change the oil more than once a year if they drive under 3k miles a year. My last camaro I put 35k miles on it in 15 months of ownership. Still changed oil every 3k miles. Just a waste to change it multiple times a year if your mileage is so low.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:40 PM   #10
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I wouldnt call waiting a year to change oil pampered

Well considering full synthetic Amsoil oil and filter extends oil life to 15,000 miles or 1 year me changing it at 7500 miles is pampering. The factory oil change interval IAW the manual is 7500 miles w factory dexos oil.. so yes to me a much higher quality oil and filter which could extend the life another 7500 miles but still changed at interval is pampering . #amsoil
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:49 PM   #11
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I change mine once a year regardless of mileage or when it says, I probably don't get near 5k a year but I think its worth it.
I change mine every 6 months regardless. Only about 4k miles but mostly non freeway miles.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:18 PM   #12
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I can't imagine an oil change being such a big event that it has to be announced to the entire world.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:26 PM   #13
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I use Castrol Edge full synthetic and K&N filter. I change both oil and filter at 10k or one year, whichever comes first.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:59 PM   #14
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On my 2010, which specs Mobil 1, the life remaining is typically still over 40% at 7,500 miles.

That's weird my 2013 owners manual specifies Dexos1 which is actually a Synthetic Blend not a fully Synthetic oil. I wonder if the owners manual changed after 2010? My first free oil change got the Dexos1 blend version but I've used full synthetic ever since. I keep reading here about our cars requiring full synthetic oil but I could never confirm that.

I see there is a Dexos1 Gen2 full Syn oil now that is required on 2018 models and newer but that's a fairly recent change. My car gets Castrol Full Synthetic currently as that is what my dealer uses & they've done all of the service so far on my car.
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